- Aviation experts to review state's firefighting helicopters Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm
HELENA, Montana - U.S. aviation experts are planning to head to Montana to review the state's firefighting protocols and see for themselves whether its helicopters should be used to attack blazes on federal lands, officials said Thursday.
- Okanogan wildfires fire grow by 100 square miles Updated: Aug-22-15 10:53 am
TWISP, Washington - A series of wildfires in north-central Washington that left three firefighters dead grew by more than 100 square miles, but officials hope easing winds forecast for Saturday will allow them to gain the upper hand.
- Pence, others seek USDA disaster aid for 8 more counties Updated: Aug-20-15 5:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence and others have asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to make a secretarial disaster declaration for eight additional counties hit by heavy rains and flooding since May 1.
- Agriculture Secretary to visit rural Alabama facilities Updated: Aug-12-15 4:09 am
WHITE HALL, Alabama - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Terri Sewell will be touring parts of Alabama to promote the state's rural small businesses and community infrastructure.
- Walker seeks disaster designation after ginseng losses Updated: Aug-11-15 1:50 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a federal disaster designation for three Wisconsin counties where farmers lost nearly a third of their ginseng crop this spring.