Agriculture

A high-stakes water reckoning looms in the West
A high-stakes water reckoning looms in the West
Be it a wet or a dry year, the water rich in Colorado’s North Fork Valley take their share.
Guest farmworkers find their voices in Washington state
Guest farmworkers find their voices in Washington state
Will a string of strikes by agriculture’s ‘most vulnerable workers’ end in new common ground or a crackdown?
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Interests of a few dozen farmers are contributing to postponements in basin-wide plan.
A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies
A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies
Photographs and recordings.
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and fishermen baffled and alarmed.
Is the Clean Water Act under attack?
Is the Clean Water Act under attack?
Big Ag wants rollbacks in fundamental legislation.
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
Tribes, greens, farmers come to consensus; dams may eventually be removed.
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
A detailed history of the conflict, starting in 1953.
The revolt that wouldn’t die
The revolt that wouldn’t die
The latest Sagebrush Rebellion flare-up in Nevada was unusually fierce.
How we export our water to Asia
How we export our water to Asia
A precious resource leaves the West in the form of alfalfa hay.
Photos of a standoff
Photos of a standoff
Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to protest a cattle roundup from public land.
Rancher vs the BLM: A 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup
Rancher vs the BLM: A 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup
‘As far as I’m concerned,’ Cliven Bundy says, ‘the BLM don’t exist.’
Will an apple a day keep the food desert away?
Will an apple a day keep the food desert away?
Reinventing the Garden of Eden in the Emerald City.
The fignificent fig man
The fignificent fig man
Lloyd Kreitzer’s journey as New Mexico’s premier fig grower.
Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater
Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out — or does it?
One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out — or does it?
Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.
Love and tomatoes -- a natural combination
Love and tomatoes -- a natural combination
Diamonds aren't always a girl's best friend; sometimes a fresh, ripe, local tomato is.
Ganjanomics: bringing Humboldt’s shadow economy into the light
Ganjanomics: bringing Humboldt’s shadow economy into the light
Marijuana growers and government officials in California's notorious "Emerald Triangle" work towards legitimizing the local cash crop.
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Thumbs up for Wyo's wind tax
It could put wind on par with fossil fuels in the nation's energy colony
A change is gonna come
Corporations take heed of "local."
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
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