Agriculture

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 feed…
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...
Casper Mountain Rehab Focus of ROTC-BLM Public Lands Day
Areas of Casper Mountain burned in the Sheep Herder Hill Fire will get some rehabilitation this Saturday.
Bureau of Land Management Forester, Cindy Allen, says its a National Public Lands Day event and a joint effort with Natrona County High School ROTC and the public...
For Beef Producers The Squeeze Is On
Cattle producers are caught in a squeeze right now with fewer calves that they have to pay more for, along with very high corn prices. USDA Livestock analyst, Shayle Shagham says many producers have gone through a series of losses, as have meat packers...
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 fr…
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 Co…
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 Bat…
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 enduri…

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