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Federal Agencies Pledge Another $110 Million In Drought Aid

Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack Obama talked to leaders from seven western states.

06/13/2015

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Interior Secretary Jewell On Wildfires: ‘Future Of American West Is At Stake’

Some of country’s top officials are warning of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season across the West, and now state forest rangers say they’re ready for the worst.

06/09/2015

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Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic Wildfires

Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.

06/09/2015

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Farm Bank Commits $10 Billion In Loans For Rural Projects

A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is making $10 billion in capital available to spur private investment in rural America.

07/25/2014

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Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado Springs

President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

06/09/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary: US Must Figure Out Hemp Production

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he’s working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.

05/20/2014

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Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver Appearance

As Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Tom Vilsack at the facility on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary Vilsack Tours Fort Collins Facility

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touring the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation at Colorado State University.

11/06/2013

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