The Obama administration says wildfires have been so bad this season that the Forest Service will exhaust its firefighting budget within the next month and will again have to tap into other programs for more money.
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.
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.
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.
A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is making $10 billion in capital available to spur private investment in rural America.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he’s working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.
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.
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.
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.