Perdue: Trump tariffs not as bad as feared

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talks at a news conference in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, March 9, 2018. Perdue spoke about how President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum might help farmers get a better deal in the long run if the North American Free Trade Agreement is improved. From left are North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S Rep. Kevin Cramer, Perdue, and U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp. It was the first trip to North Dakota for Perdue, who has now visited 34 states. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

FARGO, N.D. — Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue said Friday that while he’s as anxious as farmers are about President Donald Trump’s new tariffs, the move doesn’t look as bad as he originally thought.

Imported guard dogs used in wolf-sheep study

In this 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog walks with a heard of sheep at the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)

BOISE — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it’s time to let the big dogs out.

Idaho-reared butterfly makes it to Calif.

Courtesy of Derek Ramsey / Wikimedia Commons
A tagged monarch butterfly similar to this one was raised in Idaho's Treasure and managed a 600-mile trip to the Santa Barbara, Calif., area to a known overwintering site.

BOISE — A winged invertebrate reared in Idaho’s Treasure Valley made history when it was rescued from a swimming pool by a California homeowner, according to a news release March 9 from the Idaho office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



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