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Grazing goats best new defense against wildfires

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July 3, 2014
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A Nevada rancher says his goats are the best kept secret in fire defense, renting them out to eat through vegetation and reducing fuel for fire around homes. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters


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