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Department Of Labor Withdraws Youth Agriculture Restrictions

Thursday evening the U.S. Department of Labor announced that proposed rules to restrict youth from working in agriculture would be withdrawn by the Administration. The new restrictions would have banned teenagers from certain livestock work and eliminated 4-H and FFA training certifications, limiting vocational agriculture training for youth and impairing the inter generational transfer of agriculture skills and knowledge

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Governor Proclaims July 12 Environmental Stewardship Day [VIDEO]

In celebration of Earth Day, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead proclaimed July 12, 2012 as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day. Governor Mead signed the proclamation during a ceremony on Tuesday in his formal office

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Wear Green To Support Agriculture April 18th

The local agriculture community asks everyone to sport a green shirt, April 18, for the third annual “Wear Green To Support Agriculture Day!” Wear green to work or school and strike up a conversation with consumers about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.

The event details are available on Facebook where the creators, Bar

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Wholesale Beef Prices Fall After Pink Slime Controversy

Analysts are attributing recent drops in wholesale beef prices to the controversy over so-called pink slime, but no one can forecast what the long term effects will be, if any.

USDA food price analyst, Ricky Volpe, says there are a number of issues

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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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