Morning Agriculture: Farmers Aid Their Brethren After Wildfires — EPA Set for a Deeper Slashing — See Who Was Bullish on Nutrition Labeling at SXSW

FARMERS AID THEIR BRETHREN AFTER WILDFIRES: Farmers from across the land have rallied to help those affected by devastating wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado that have claimed the lives of at least four people and thousands of head of cattle and laid waste to hundreds of thousands of acres of pastureland and untold miles of fencing. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal columnist Jay Leeson offered a somber perspective from West Texas. “This column space is reserved for political opinion. But this week, I don’t have much to say politically,” he wrote. “There’s too much gone in life and property, too much grief and smoke still lingering.”

The Denver Post reported that farmers helped save a small town in Colorado: “Farmers summoned by the smell of smoke Monday night drove their tractors miles to dig fire lines, aiding a small army of volunteer firefighters protecting their town and its 900 residents. Their family members gathered at Haxtun Community Center with food, water and Gatorade.” That drama is recounted here

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