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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

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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 from the peak number just a few weeks ago

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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

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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 Battle Park

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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 enduring extreme or exceptional drought, which are the two worst classifications

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Sheriff’s Offices Discuss Stopping Tail and Mane Thefts in Central Wyo.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office received another report of stolen horse tail hair on Tuesday.

The incident occurred west of Casper off 33 Mile Road. Lt. Gus Holbrook with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says horse owners should call their local sheriff’s office or 911 immediately if they spot suspicious activity

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‘Horse Hair Bandit’ Strikes Again in Natrona Co.

Another horse in Natrona County has fallen victim to a wandering horse tail and mane thief.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says tail hair was cut and taken from a horse off Hanly Street outside of Mills on Thursday

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Hay & Straw Buyers, Know Your Source, Bales Offer Vehicle For Fire Ants

Drought plagued states, including Wyoming, have been looking for sources of quality hay for livestock, however hay bales can be a vehicle for importing fire ants, a pest that can have negative impacts on both livestock and humans

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Master Gardener Training Restructured For Busy People

 

 

Master Gardener Training through the Natrona County Agriculture Resource and Learning Center will be offered in an extended form over the next 8 months. Horticulturist, Donna Cuin, says the idea is to make it easier for busy people to squeeze the training into their schedules.

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Natrona Co. Sheriff’s Office Asks Horse Owners to Report Suspicious Activity

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says over 40 horses in Natrona County have been stripped of tail and mane hair by a wandering horse hair thief. Similar reports have also been filed in neighboring Converse County and Fremont County

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