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Renewable energy developers are showing interest in converting public grazing lands in sunny central Washington into large solar farms.

Olivia Weitz / Northwest News Network

The Soda Fire in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon has burned more than 400 square miles -- most of it federally-managed grazing land. Extreme temperatures fueled the Soda Fire. But farmers and ranchers are also blaming federal policy.