Agriculture

More Horse Tails Stolen in Natrona County
Officials with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve received their third and fourth reports of tail hair being stolen from county horses. Lt. Mark Sellers says the reports came from horse owners near Squaw Creek Rd. and Turquoise St. on Thursday. Sellers believes both incide…
USDA Warns, Dried Fields, Faulty Machinery A Fire Risk
Crops and pasture lands drying from prolonged drought conditions across much of the state are adding fuel load for a potential field fire, one that can be sparked inadvertently by farm and ranch machinery. Mark Hinze of University of Nebraska Extension says operators can prevent such an occurrence w…
Drought Intensifies In Key Farming States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest update on the nation’s drought shows that the parched conditions continue worsening in key farm states even as the situation across all of the continental U.S. leveled off. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that more than two-thirds of Iowa, the nati…
Report: Drought Intensifies In Kansas, Nebraska
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new report suggests that while recent rains stabilized the devastating drought gripping Iowa and other key farming states, the dry conditions intensified in Kansas and Nebraska. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows the overall expanse of land across t…
Additional Wyoming Counties Designated Drought Disaster
Sixteen Wyoming counties are now designated as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. Governor Matt Mead requested these designations and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has signed off on the designation for 16 counties with 6 others qualifying for assistance because they are…
Aid Offered For Wyoming Drought
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Small, nonfarm businesses in 10 Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration. The federal loans are to help offset economic losses because of the drought this year. Counties eligible for t…

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