Topic: National Agricultural Statistics Service
With ranchers struggling, this summer's count of US cattle saw the lowest numbers since 1973.
Ranchers face the risk of starving cattle after drought, wildfire, and prolonged high temperatures scorch parts of the heartland. Water reserves were used to fight fires, leaving little for farmers.
With wolves’ numbers rising, federal government – and many in West – want to take them off endangered species list. Environmentalists warn that it’s too soon.