Agriculture

Federal Reserve Says Farm Income Weaker In 1st Quarter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Reserve says farm income growth slowed across the Plains and western states in the first quarter as costs increased and the drought lingered. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., said Wednesday that the growth in farm income has slowed this year because…
What Makes Bugs Swarm In A Column?
At a barbeque just east of Casper last night, we were watching the behavior of literally millions of small bugs and their swarming activity. As near as I could tell these bugs were Mayflies and the oddity was that they would swarm in a column that would rise straight up from a post, a tree [……
Wyoming Beef Ambassadors Selected
The Wyoming CattleWomen announced the selection of the 2013 Wyoming Beef Ambassador Team. Sierra Crisp, Ean Madden and Jordan Runner were chosen from seven candidates during the contest at Casper College on April 13. Crisp was the overall winner and will represent Wyoming at the National Beef Ambass…
Drought Eases In Farm Belt, But Not Over Yet
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation’s farm belt that saw the worst of last year’s drought. But optimism is being tempered, as that weather pattern has kept anxious farmers in most of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin…
Casper College Class In Need Of 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 25 will run for two weeks from 6 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, according to Tom Parker, agriculture instructor. T…
USDA’s Crop Report For 2012 Shows Drought Impact
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing its final crop report for 2012, providing a glimpse of what last year’s drought cost the nation’s farmers and others. The report covers a number of crops, but attention will likely focus on corn production. …
Livestock Producers Look To 2013, Leave 2012 Gladly
2012 was a tough year with high feed costs for live stock producers. Agriculture Department Chief Economist, Joe Glauber says that won’t improve overnight. He says many producers will be trying to hang on until spring hoping to sense if 2013 will be a better weather year for crops and bring f…
Seedling Trees For Spring, Ready For Ordering
The Natrona County Agricultural Extension and Learning Center is taking orders for seedling trees for the coming year. Land owners looking for a wind break option for their properties of 2 acres or more can swing by the office on Fairgrounds Road and pick up an order form. “We have 40 species…

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