Agriculture

Hail Pummels Western Natrona County [VIDEO]
Yesterday, Jun 1, 2014 a number of thunderstorms rolled across central Wyoming bringing soaking rains to the Casper community and several minutes of hail to areas just west of town. The National Weather Service got this video of a thunderstorm that moved through western Natrona County between 11:05 …
Community Garden Planting Day, June 1st
June 1 is traditionally the first safe day to plant without the worry of frost in the Rocky Mountain region. That’s why the groups involved in the community garden plots at the North Casper Seeds of Sharing Community Garden have picked that day to start renting the spots and planting the plan…
Wyoming Governor Asks Feds To Delist Grizzlies
Governor Matt Mead is asking the Secretary of the Interior to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list. Secretary Sally Jewell wrote to Governor Mead in late 2013 saying she expected to make a decision in early 2014 and take final action this year. Governor Matt Mead said, “The r…
Flooding Prospects Not Good
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service’s final spring flood forecast lists a couple of areas in northwest Wyoming with high potential for flooding this spring. The agency says the South Fork of the Shoshone River southwest of Cody and the confluence of the Lamar River and S…
Wyoming State Fair Concert Tickets On Sale
  Tickets for all three concerts during the 2014 Wyoming State Fair are currently on sale online and at the Wyoming State Fair main office. The concerts at this year’s Wyoming State Fair include Trace Adkins with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,…
USDA Releases Results Of 2012 Ag Census
  Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results sharing a wide-range of information about what agricultural products were raised in the United States in 2012, and where, how and by whom the…
Governor Mead Requests Expedited Treatment For Wyoming Forests
In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentia…
Nevada Rancher Bundy Condemned for Racist Remarks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article. Cliven Bundy was quoted in the Times story making disparaging remarks about…
Study Links California Drought to Global Warming
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. Usually, researchers make those links years later, but this study does it in real time. Utah State University scientis…

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