Agriculture

Behind The Scenes At The CNFR
Since being on the “production” end of rodeo I have learned a lot about the other side of the roping box. Typically a side that most contestants never have an interest in or never get the opportunity to be involved with. Even though I had helped put on our high school rodeo and had even watched my…
CNFR Softball Is A Wrap
As I was headed up to the Event Center this afternoon for Openings Rehearsal I noticed a parking lot full of trucks at Crossroads softball fields. Quickly, I flipped a "U"- I mean, I turned at the next available turn so I could go back and check it out...
Students Help Sculpt The CNFR
This morning we had a brief conversation with Billy Bob Brown, a student at Tarleton State University and a Regional Director, and a TWO event qualifier to the CNFR.  That is a lot for any kids' resume, let alone one out to win a National Title...
Ranchester Ranch Receives Prestigious Award
Padlock Ranch, recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming, was honored for voluntary achievement in conservation Friday by Governor Matt Mead at the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Cheyenne.
The $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award , named for renowned conservati…
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 f…
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 branch or…
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 Ambassa…
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 from …
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...

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