AG POLICY NEWS
Prairie Chicken Threatened
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Mar 28, 2014 08:01 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Much to the dismay of people in agriculture and other industries in the Southern Plains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the lesser prairie chicken as a "threatened" species that requires more protection from development and other impacts from businesses.

Fish and Wildlife Service officials recognized the controversy involved in the decision by noting a final special rule for the lesser prairie chicken meant to "limit regulatory impacts on landowners and businesses from this listing."

"Threatened" is a step below the designation of "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.

The Fish and Wildlife Service stated the ...

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