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Governor Mead Pushing For Wolf Management Plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is calling on Wyoming lawmakers to endorse a wolf management plan that would designate the animals as predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state

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Beet Processing In Final Weeks At Lovell Factory

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The Western Sugar Cooperative is nearing the end of delivering sugar beets to the Lovell processing factory in northern Wyoming.

Randall Jobman of Western Sugar says hauling the beets to factory has taken longer this season because of the record harvest in 2011

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Oil-Gas Lease Sale Nets Millions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal oil and gas lease sale in Cheyenne brought in more than $22 million for the federal government and state of Wyoming.

Tuesday's sale brought in bids ranging from the federally mandated minimum of $2 an acre on up to a high bid of more than $2,600 per acre

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Researchers Study Vaccine For Threatening Cattle Disease

Leptospirosis can be a highly contagious disease in cattle and researchers are testing a vaccine developed years ago to judge its immunity response. David Alt at the USDA's National Animal Disease Center says they hope by studying the existing vaccine they can develop something better

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Talks Over Coal-to-Gas Plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The head of a Texas company that plans to build a plant to convert coal to gasoline in Carbon County says discussions are still ongoing with Idaho National Laboratory about reviewing the project

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Beef Prices Continue To Rise In 2012

Wyoming's cattle inventory is up 5 percent over last year but the rest of the country is down by 2 percent. All this spells out prices that are some 13 percent higher than they were this time last year

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New Gas Flaring Rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's top elected officials have approved more oversight of the practice of flaring, or burning off excess gas from oil and gas wells on state land.

The purpose is to charge royalties on at least some of that gas

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AP Newsbreak: Dallas-Fort Worth Emerge From Drought

HOUSTON (AP) — For millions of residents in the Dallas area, one of the most severe droughts in Texas history is no longer a concern — for now.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map posted online Thursday classifies the Dallas-Fort Worth area as officially out of drought for the first time since July, making it Texas' first major metropolitan area to emerge from the most severe one-year drought in state history

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Plant Hardiness Zones Revised, First Time In 20 Years

Plant hardiness zones have been adjusted by the USDA and Casper, Wyoming is moving up.

Horticulturalist, Donna Cuin, at the U-W Agricultural Extension office in Casper says the new map has moved us from a 4-b to 5-a

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Strong Farm Income Means Higher Profit For Ag Banks

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says strong farm income in Midwest and Western states improved agricultural banks' balance sheets but reduced demand for new loans.

The Fed released a new report on agricultural credit conditions on Wednesday

The Fed said bank profits in the region improved in the third quarter of 2011 because many borrowers paid down some of their farm debts

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