Agriculture

New Rural Policy Set
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Farm Bureau has adopted policies on a number of issues, including trespassing on private property and transportation. The policies were adopted at the 95th annual meeting of the organization last week in Sheridan. The Farm Bureau will take it policy concerns …
Wyoming State Fair Director Named Manager Of The Year
James Goodrich, Director of the Wyoming State Fair, was recently named the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs (RMAF) Fair Manager of the Year at their recent convention in Great Falls, Montana. Goodrich has been the Director of the Wyoming State Fair since 2007 and has made significant contribution…
Natrona County Coyote Bounty Program Sets Collection Dates
The Natrona County Predator Management Board has increased the bounty on Coyotes taken by county residents to $25.00. In an effort to help control the coyote population in Natrona County, the Predator Board with funding from Natrona County Livestock Producers has instituted the bounty to be paid to …
Brucellosis Team To Meet In Worland November 12th
The Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team will meet in Worland, WY on November 12, 2014 at the Worland Community Center to discuss various brucellosis related issues. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and items on the agenda include a State Veterinarian update, a report on the …
Slow Down To Avoid Wildlife Collisions
  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges to head for traditional wintering areas. Some animals move significant distances while others only move a few miles…but regardless of the distance, migration does occur every year and the migration routes …
USDA Seeks Input
As the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill continues, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced proposed changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs for working agricultural lands. …
Japanese Ag Corporation Visits Wyoming
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) partnered with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to educate Takanori Yamagami from Japan’s Agriculture & Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) about beef production and handling in Wyoming. The WBC, a five-member board of beef producers, works on beh…
Deer Hunt Area 160 Now Positive For CWD
Testing by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has found chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose, in a deer from Fremont County in deer hunt area 160. Staff at the Game and Fish’s wildlife disease laboratory in Laramie confirmed a yearling mule deer…
Crook County Land Will Stay Ranchland
Sundance, Wyoming – Almost 2,000 acres of productive ranchland in Crook County will remain in agriculture thanks to a conservation easement on the Wood Ranch donated in part to the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust by landowner Jackie Griffith. The project’s closing on October 22 comple…

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