Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling reducing domestic sheep grazing on the Payette National Forest by about 70 percent to protect bighorn sheep from diseases. The three-judge panel said the U.S. Forest Service met the requirement of federal law in making its decision to reduce sheep grazing in the west-central Idaho area. The Idaho Wool Growers Association, American Sheep Industry Association and other groups as well as several Idaho sheep ranchers in a 2012 lawsuit contended the Forest Service failed to consider whether disease is transmitted between bighorn and domestic sheep. But a federal judge for the District of Idaho in 2014 rejected that argument.