You shouldn't have to wear a cowboy hat to be heard on border security.
ALBUQUERQUE - Hated by ranchers and revered by environmentalists as a symbol of the American Southwest's wildness, the Mexican gray wolf has struggled over the past 15 years to find a foothold in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico.
"Sovereign countries control their borders," says Nogales-area rancher Dan Bell.
NOGALES, Ariz. - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehi…
Cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With the drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities say some ranchers have resorted to cutting neighbors' fences and stealing hay.
VAUGHN, N.M. - Petty crime and burglaries aren't unusual in New Mexico's isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected: grass.
Arizona farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought have an extra year in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
WASHINGTON - The government will buy up to $170 million worth of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday.
Because farmers and ranchers in Arizona use irrigation, it is more of a challenge for them to prove harm from drought. To qualify for the emergency loans, they must have suffered a 30 percent crop or livestock loss.
PHOENIX - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Pima, Maricopa and several other counties disaster areas due to drought that continued in 2011, making farmers and ranchers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.