Gas For A Year & Change In Wolf Plan

Gas For A Year & Change In Wolf Plan

Gas For A Year & Change In Wolf Plan. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

CHS and Cenex have been rewarding people who go the extra mile with free gasoline, a very hot commodity these days. According to Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager, the Cenex Tanks of Thanks program normally gives away 100 $50 gift cards each month.

HUSSAIN: But to celebrate the fourth year of the program CHS and Cenex retailers wanted to do something special so we've awarded 10 people with free fuel for an entire year. We do have a winner in Washington, Kim Kokko who was nominated by her sister. Kim lives in Medical Lake, Washington and she volunteers to drive senior citizens to various appointments in and around the Spokane area.

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For the third year in a row, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife counted at least four breeding pairs of wolves among packs east of Highways 395, 78 and 95 and that triggers Phase II of the Wolf Management and Conservation Plan which could give ranchers more leeway to protect their livestock, and may lead to removing the predators from the state Endangered Species List entirely.The change means ranchers can shoot a wolf caught chasing after herds on the producer's own property or allotment. Non-lethal deterrents are still emphasized first by ODFW. Ranchers are not allowed to bait wolves, and must report any lethal take within 24 hours.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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