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    The heat is on

    The Forest Service is pressured to reverse decision removing most of Kit and Sherry Laney's cattle from the Diamond Bar allotment.

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    Back to grazing reform ... maybe

    New grazing regulations are released by BLM with little fanfare.

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    Congress helps ranchers, too

    Senate approves bill requiring the Forest Service to reissue grazing permits to ranchers.

  • Feature

    No final solutions for farmers

    Environmentalists, irrigators and Indians battle over water in Nevada's Lahontan Valley.

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    A tale of two ranches

    Two Nevada ranching families are worlds apart in their attitudes toward managing the land.

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    Feds flex their muscles

    Federal attorneys sue Nye County, Nev., for claiming that Nevada owns public lands.

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    How Montana fouled a family's water

    Cyanide from a defunct gold mill has contaminated Jan and David Zimmerman's well water.

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    Grazing fees drop

    Grazing fees decrease instead of being raised on federal lands.

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    Was cleanup a "taking'?

    The company that owns the land on which the disastrous Summitville Mine sits files "takings" suit against the state and federal government.

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    Holy water

    A part-time farmer in drought-stricken northeast Oregon founds "church" to obtain umlimited water use.

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    Ranchers backed

    New Mexico poll shows citizens sympathetic to ranchers.

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    Babbitt cedes grazing reform to Congress

    Bruce Babbitt gives up on grazing reform.

  • Book Reviews

    Pests and pesticides

    Pesticides in our Communities suggests safer alternatives to chemical pesticides.

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    Farmers spin federal dollars into hay

    Utah farmers receive money for water conservation.

  • Essays

    Three agricultural fallacies: The poet laureate of cultivated land challenges the "experts'

    Wendell Berry challenges the experts of agribusiness.

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