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Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The five-page order issued last January directed federal resources for the first time to fight massive blazes in open sagebrush steppe habitat that supports cattle ranching, recreation and some 350 species of wildlife, including the imperiled sage... Full Story

Mother Nature delivers a winter wake up call to the U.S.

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Mother Nature delivers a winter wake up call to the U.S.
Severe storms were part of a weather system that brought heavy snow, massive flooding, high winds, and tornadoes across the nation. Full Story

USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires

posted on December 24, 2015 at 3:47 PM

USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $1.7 billion this year combatting wildfires that burned 15,000 square miles nationwide – making 2015 the costliest fire season in American history. Full Story

Market to Market (September 18, 2015)

posted on September 18, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Market to Market (September 18, 2015)
Full Program: The USDA looks to curb billions of pounds of food thrown away each year for multiple benefits. And while the West burns, in Washington a different inferno is building over how to extinguish budget battles sparked over wildfires. Market analysis... Full Story

California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.
According to statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center, 2015’s fire season is one of the worst in recent memory. And while several western states have fallen prey to the combustible nature of prolonged drought, California is the... Full Story

Forest Service Spends a Record $243M Last Week on Mildfires

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

Three killed battling western wildfires

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Three killed battling western wildfires
The battle against the western wildfires took a deadly turn this week as three firefighters died after a vehicle crash trapped them in what was described as a “hellstorm” of flames. This brings the death toll to 13 for the year. The trio were... Full Story

U.S. seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. Full Story

Wildfires char acres at fastest pace since 2011

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Wildfires char acres at fastest pace since 2011
More than 40 large wildfires are burning from Texas to Washington, with California suffering the most under the siege. The blazes have burned through 6 million acres this year, the fastest pace since 2011. Full Story

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in... Full Story

Feds say Southwest, Northwest could see catastrophic fires

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:17 PM

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. Full Story

Market to Market (March 20, 2015)

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Market to Market (March 20, 2015)
Full Program: Remnants of winter complicate life in the Ohio Valley, while arid conditions fuel wildfires further south. Producers navigate a complex maze of new federal support programs authorized in the Farm Bill. Market analysis with Ted Seifried. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

Market to Market (September 19, 2014)

posted on September 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Market to Market (September 19, 2014)
Full Program: Wildfires rage in California, blackening thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes. Tobacco growers prepare for Uncle Sam’s support of their commodity to go up in smoke. With a history rooted in moonshine, Midwestern distillers take a... Full Story
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