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Legislature, Dept. of Agriculture declare ‘War on Weeds’

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Legislature has appropriated $2 million to be used in a statewide "War on Weeds."

According to the Utah Department of Agriculture, many counties in Utah are affected by non-native weeds that interfere with recreation, poison wildlife and livestock, displace productive farmland and contribute to wildfires.

In Wasatch County, weed control program workers are spraying for evasive weeds from a specially fitted rail car at the back of a train on the Heber Valley Railroad.

Invasive weeds cost Utahns millions of dollars in lost economic production and in firefighting costs, the Dept. of Agriculture said in a press release.

Citizens are encouraged to report sightings of invasive weeds at: http://www.eddmaps.org/mrwc/report/index.cfm

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