Agriculture

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…
53% Of The U.S. In Moderate Drought Or Worse
The July 17, 2012, U.S. Drought Monitor map showed increases in the area of the United States in all categories of drought, setting a record for the third consecutive week for the total area of the country in drought during the 12-year history of the map. As of July 17, 53.17 percent of the country …
16 Wyoming Counties Qualify For Disaster Declaration
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, designated two more counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. This brings the total number of primary designation counties to eight while eight other counties qualify for assistance as contiguous to the primary counties. Governor Mead …
Downtown Farmers Market Starts Big [GALLERY]
The Downtown Farmers Market opened it’s 5th year of business tonight. Last year over 50 vendors took over the space on the north side of the Nicolaysen Art Museum and many of them have returned for this year. As it is just a bit early in the growing season the availability of produce was a [&…
Hay, Pasture In Wyoming Shrunk By Drought And Fire
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture met with producers, law makers and county officials across the state in a series of meetings on the current impact of drought and fire. Doug Miyamoto, Agriculture Department deputy director says they wanted to get information out as quickly as possible about the…
U.S. Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since 1956
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. The monthly State of the Climate drought report released Monday by the National Climactic Data Center says 55 percent of the continental U.S. is in a moderate to extreme drought. That’…

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