If rocks were a crop, like blueberries, hops or cherries, you could pick them with the assurance they would grow back next year and you could pick them again. If they were hazelnuts, rocks would drop from the tree — pick themselves — and all you’d have to do was sweep them up. Read more

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Consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat has climbed as health messages have reached buyers. The shift reflects an effort to slow the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” — bacteria that have developed immunity to one or more antibiotics. Read more

Jason and Victoria Flowers walked through the fields on their family’s property in Worden on a mild November afternoon, pointing toward acreage that’s been part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Walking Wetlands Program for more than 10 years. Read more

    Ranchers across the West, where the federal government owns extensive swaths of forest and rangeland, commonly pay fees to the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management to allow their cattle to graze on public property. Read more