Agriculture

Wet Weather May Not Turn Drought In Worst Areas
It seems that when fall came in the door the drought as a news story went out the window, but actually, “62.30 percent of the contiguous area of the United States remains in drought.” U.S.Agriculture Department Meteorologist, Brad Rippey says that’s down only about 3 percent fro…
More Horse Hair Cut and Stolen in Natrona County
A wandering horse hair thief has struck again in Natrona County. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says two horses had their tail hair removed on Wednesday roughly 10 miles east of Evansville near Grady Street. Over 100 incidents have been reported in Natrona County, Converse County, F…
Forest Service Plans Control Burn
BUFFALO, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters with U.S. Forest Service will conduct controlled burns this week in the Powder River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest. Burns are planned in the Dry Tensleep Creek drainage west of Deerhaven Lodge and in the South Fork Paintrock Creek area near B…
Drought Worsens In Some Key Midwest Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly drought report shows that conditions have worsened in some key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is more than halfway completed. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that 75 percent of Iowa, the nation’s biggest corn producer, is en…
‘Horse Hair Bandit’ Strikes Again in Natrona Co.
Another horse in Natrona County has fallen victim to a wandering horse tail and mane thief. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says tail hair was cut and taken from a horse off Hanly Street outside of Mills on Thursday. Over 60 incidents pertaining to stolen tail and mane hair have been repo…
Master Gardener Training Restructured For Busy People
    Master Gardener Training through the Natrona County Agriculture Resource and Learning Center will be offered in an extended form over the next 8 months. Horticulturist, Donna Cuin, says the idea is to make it easier for busy people to squeeze the training into their schedules. Next wee…

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