According to U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, the privatization is on hold while they consider their role in operating the centers.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The center educates and employs rural youth. Its director says 46 employees there will lose their federal jobs. She says they may reapply for them, but they would work for a private contractor.
Truckers have been stopped and sometimes arrested by police who can’t tell whether they have intercepted a legal agricultural crop or the biggest marijuana bust of their careers.
The Imperial Irrigation District is the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, with 3.1 million-acre feet of California’s 4.4 million-acre entitlement under legal compacts stretching back nearly a century.
A 2017 inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the grizzly bears were stressed in their crowded enclosure.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is reintroducing Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico, part of their original range.
In the United States, Brazil and China, at least two-thirds of the barley grown goes into six-packs, drafts, kegs, cans and bottles.
The death and illnesses have been verified as related to E. coli.
A group of ranchers near Kremmling will move forward with an ambitious plan to rehabilitate about 12 miles of the river.