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Lawmaker wants state, not the US, in charge of wolf-damage funds

Lawmaker wants state, not the US, in charge of wolf-damage funds

PHOENIX — A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Grazing lease on state land is upheld

PHOENIX - The Arizona Court of Appeals has rejected a constitutional challenge to the legality of procedures used by the Land Department to determine who gets to lease state land for grazing.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tim Steller: Let's hear from all on border security

You shouldn't have to wear a cowboy hat to be heard on border security.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexican gray wolf numbers up in AZ, NM, officials say

ALBUQUERQUE - Hated by ranchers and revered by environmentalists as a symbol of the American Southwest's wildness, the Mexican gray wolf has struggled over the past 15 years to find a foothold in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico.

February 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
2 ranchers illustrate border- plan split

2 ranchers illustrate border- plan split

"Sovereign countries control their borders," says Nogales-area rancher Dan Bell.

December 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
2 ranchers illustrate border-plan split

2 ranchers illustrate border-plan split

NOGALES, Ariz. - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehi…

December 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With the drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities say some ranchers have resorted to cutting neighbors' fences and stealing hay.

October 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

Drought drives ranchers to steal hay to feed cattle

VAUGHN, N.M. - Petty crime and burglaries aren't unusual in New Mexico's isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected: grass.

October 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizonans get IRS relief on drought-forced livestock sales

Arizona farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought have an extra year in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

September 26, 2012 10:58 amLoading…

USDA's meat buy of $170M aims to aid struggling farmers

WASHINGTON - The government will buy up to $170 million worth of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday.

August 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

Because farmers and ranchers in Arizona use irrigation, it is more of a challenge for them to prove harm from drought. To qualify for the emergency loans, they must have suffered a 30 percent crop or livestock loss.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

PHOENIX - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Pima, Maricopa and several other counties disaster areas due to drought that continued in 2011, making farmers and ranchers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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