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USDA Appeals Country Of Origen Labeling Decision

A ruling by the World Trade Organization last November on a challenge to the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Policy said the U.S., in labeling, was not treating meat imports equally and so the practice could be construed as a trade violation

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Enzi Supports Cap On Federal Farm Payments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has joined with a bipartisan group of senators who want to cap federal farm payments to large farming operations.

The proposal would limit annual per farm commodity subsidy payments and marketing loans to $250,000 for married couples

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Master Gardeners Conference, This Week On Report To Wyoming

The Natrona County Master Gardeners Spring Conference comes around next month.

The conference provides a great opportunity to learn about how and what to grow in Wyoming's challenging climate as one attendee attests,  "I'm very unaware  of how to have a garden here, because its different soil and than compared to back home. So I'm just coming to get information from experts to know w

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School Beef Not Labeled For Fillers Says Food Service Manager

Natrona County School District's Food Service Manager says until this past week he was unaware that USDA beef supplied to schools may contain by-product treated with ammonia.

Food Service Manager, Mike Pyska says the beef labeling does not indicate the presence of fillers only the 80/20 fat ratio designation

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U.S. Ag Secretary Says Beef Fillers Safe

Officially its called "boneless lean beef trimmings" and now its known as 'pink slime', a low cost filler made from fatty bits of beef and treated with ammonia. Its used in some hamburger meats and locally, major grocers indicate they've either discontinued selling ground beef that includes the product or they offer a slime free option

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Weston Price Foundation Meets In Casper

 

 

The Weston A Price Foundation is getting together for a meeting at 5pm  Saturday, March 24th at the Oil & Gas Commission Bldg on King Blvd here in Casper.

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-

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Casper College Looking For Horses

Horses needing to have their hoofs shod or trimmed are needed by the Casper College Agriculture Department for its spring horseshoeing class.

The class, which begins Monday, March 26 will run for two weeks from 6 to 10 p

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Master Gardeners Spring Offerings

The 17th annual Master Gardener's Spring Conference is coming next month.

Horticulturalist, Donna Cuin, at the University Ag Resource Center in Casper says they're repeating last years theme of edible gardening, along with seed saving and pest control.

"We'll do the same format that we had last year with the

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Ag Update: Developments On The BSE And Trade Front

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to adopt world wide standards for the import of beef when it comes to concerns about BSE or what's commonly known as mad cow disease.

U.S.D.A, Chief Veterinarian, Dr

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Idea For Community Greenhouse In Casper Grows

Interested in a community greenhouse? Want somewhere to grow away from our brutal shifts in weather and somewhere that lengthens the growing season?

If so, next Friday and Saturday join a conversation with others interested in just such an idea

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