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Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure.

Thousands of manufacturers and retailers gathered in Denver starting Wednesday for the annual Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show, and some of the biggest names vowed to keep pushing to preserve public lands.

"We will always — this is really core to who we are," said Corley Kenna, a spokeswoman for Patagonia, the brashest political fighter among the industry's major players.

Coalville Ranchers Finding Success Preserving The Land

Jan 3, 2019
One Utah ranching family is being recognized for their efforts in preserving the land.
Dusty Morgan

The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes achievement in conservation and one Utah ranching family is being recognized for their efforts in preserving the land.

Meat Industry Addresses Antibiotics

Dec 31, 2018
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The major players in the meat industry have developed what they're calling a "stewardship plan" they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly super-bug infections that are resistant to antibiotics and harmful to humans. 

Big Changes To Farm Bill Halted After Last Election

Dec 13, 2018

The farm bill is managed the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is the primary budget and policy for agriculture and nutrition programs nationally. The 2018 $867 billion version of the bill was projected to go in a different direction than in years past, but experts say it looks almost identical to the last bill.

Utah State University graduate uses law degree to assist immigrants and educate about myths.
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Before Angela Morrison started teaching immigration law at Texas A&M she provided direct legal representation to noncitizen victims of trafficking and crime as legal director of the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project at UNLV. A graduate of Utah State University, she was on the Logan campus recently as the keynote speaker during Inclusive Excellence Symposium where she discussed Five Myths about immigration, including the belief that noncitizens are illegal aliens.  

Trees used for protecting and isolating residents in Paradise, California fueled the fire that destroyed most of the community.
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Efforts to identify the remains of victims in the Northern California Camp Fire continue.

As the search for remains moves forward one Utah woman who spent her childhood living and visiting her family in Paradise, California wonders now if the qualities that made the area so special contributed to the devastation there.

Employers in the agriculture industry have struggled to keep U.S. and foreign workers according to one Utah State University expert. A new update to the H-2A worker visa program might help workers keep their jobs in states like Utah.

Diabetes Is Impacting More Than Humans

Nov 12, 2018
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More than 29 million people have diabetes according to the Center for Disease Control, but diabetes is one of the leading health concerns for cats and dogs. A change in behavior could be one of the first signs.

The U.S. Department of agriculture is giving over one million dollars to the distance and telemedicine grant program in Utah.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving over $1 million to the distance and telemedicine grant program in Utah. This project is part of agriculture secretary Sonny Purdue’s plan to expand e-connectivity to rural areas.  

Utah FFA member Cameron Holdaway sings at the National FFA Convention
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The National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana attracts close to 65,000 people every year. One Utah high school student at the convention spent eight months preparing for his big night on the stage. 

Army Reserve Unit from Logan, UT headed to Kuwait
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A U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Logan in northern Utah is deploying to Kuwait.

The 103-member 890th Inland Cargo Transfer Co. is leaving this week for a one-year deployment to support of ongoing military operations in the Middle East.

A utility vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Cache County Sheriff's officer.  Lt. Brian Locke was found Saturday evening in the Paradise Dry Canyon area.

Cache Valley Archer Shooting For The World Stage

Oct 5, 2018

The most severe symptoms of spinal infections can cause paralysis, and can be especially dangerous in infants. This is what happened to a Utah State University student at four months old, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He hopes that archery will one day take him to the Paralympics.

Nevada wildfire burns sage grouse.
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Authorities say a northeast Nevada wildfire that trapped eight hikers and a sheriff's deputy in the Ruby Mountains near Elko before they were escorted to safety started near a shooting range.

Forest Service spokeswoman Erica Hupp said Monday no residential homes have been destroyed but some structures have been lost.

After knocking on the door of Fred Rogers’ television neighborhood home more than one thousand times, actor David Newell now spends his time traveling to communities promoting the benefits of public television. His Mr. McFeely character tagline of “Speedy Delivery” is said as much today as it was 50 years ago when the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood series began.

St. Luke's Health System

With the opening of the region's first "virtual hospital," some Idahoans' health care needs could be met with the click of a button. Saint Luke's Health System says its virtual-care center in Boise is now up and running, eliminating the distance rural Idahoans have to travel to receive care. 

FEMA warns Utah residents to prepare for seasonal rains showers that could flood roadways and homes
Saint George News

Representatives from a federal agency overseeing flood insurance payouts is warning Utah residents to prepare now for potentially heavy seasonal rain storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hoping to help homeowners avoid problems that happen when weather patterns are unpredictable.  

Emma Thompson

The difference between dirt and soil may not be an argument most people take seriously or even think about. But one Utah State University soil-scientist student is getting her hands dirty to prove that soil is essential for life.

  The North Eden Fire close to Bear Lake is burning into Idaho and Wyoming, forcing crews from all three states to fight the flames. Local officials are now working to protect their community.
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The North Eden Fire close to Bear Lake is spreading into Idaho and Wyoming, forcing crews from all three states to fight the flames. Local officials are now working to protect their community.

In today’s economic news, agriculture is taking over the headlines. Trade disputes have farmers and ranchers uncertain about the future of their businesses, but one small group of people specializing in complex agriculture economics are working to keep up with the fast-paced markets.

In the last two decades, the number of women-owned business in the United States has jumped 114 percent. But in a recent study, women still fall behind in equal pay in businesses of all sizes.

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A cellphone forensics team might sound like something out of a Hollywood spy movie, but it’s a real thing. The people on this team of tech experts aren’t working with the C.I.A. or the F.B.I., they’re working with search and rescue.

The contract that allows low-income families to use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to buy food  from farmers markets was set to expire at the peak of summer and the growing season for farmers.
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The contract that allows low-income families to use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to buy food  from farmers markets was set to expire at the peak of summer and the growing season for farmers. The tight knit community of farmers markets came together to find a way for low-income families to continue receiving fresh produce from local markets.

Man accused of murdering someone in an LDS church in Nevada.
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A Nevada man accused of fatally shooting a fellow member of his Mormon congregation during Sunday services has made his first court appearance after being indicted on murder, battery and assault charges.

Defendant John O'Connor is charged with killing 61-year-old Charles E. "Bert" Miller, a longtime volunteer firefighter, and with battery with a deadly weapon in the shooting of Miller's 64-year-old brother.

Drought warnings are issued across several counties in Utah.
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The threat of wildfire in the American Southwest has been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but the region is still grappling with the long-term effects of drought.

Fire and climatology experts provided an update Wednesday on the situation across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The region is currently home to the largest swath of severe and extreme drought in the U.S.

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