2012

USDA Releases Results Of 2012 Ag Census
  Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results sharing a wide-range of information about what agricultural products were raised in the United States in 2012, and where, how and by whom the…
Wyoming Traffic Deaths Approach Record Low Number
It appears the number of people dying in crashes last year in Wyoming will be the lowest it has been since 1945. As it stands at the moment, Wyoming's 2013 traffic fatality count from vehicle crashes will account for 86 deaths. In 1945, traffic deaths totaled 71.
Wyoming Oil Production Up In 2012
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming oil production topped 57 million barrels last year. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reports that the production total represents an 8 percent bump since 2003 and an 11 percent increase since 2009. Bruce Hinchey, of the Petroleum Association of Wyomi…
Liam, Emma Most Popular Wyoming Baby Names In 2012
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some Wyoming parents are choosing more unique names for their babies, but others are still sticking to tradition. The Wyoming Department of Health Vital Statistics Services Program says that based on birth certificate records, Liam was the most common name for baby boys bo…
Frontier Days Post Profit For 3rd Straight Year
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Frontier Days made more than $500,000 in 2012, the third straight year the event has posted a profit. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the gain came despite the fact that admissions revenue was down about 4 percent in 2012 over 2011. In 2011, there were two so…
Wyoming Has Record Elk Harvest In 2012
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Elk hunters in Wyoming killed a record number of elk last year. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that favorable hunting conditions, long seasons and a growing elk population all contributed to hunters killing the highest number of elk ever in 2012. According …
U.S. Home Sales Rose To 5-Year High In 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in 2012 to their highest level in five years, spurred higher by record-low mortgage rates and steady hiring. The National Association of Realtors says sales reached 4.65 million last year. That’s up 9.2 percent from 2011 an…
USDA’s Crop Report For 2012 Shows Drought Impact
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing its final crop report for 2012, providing a glimpse of what last year’s drought cost the nation’s farmers and others. The report covers a number of crops, but attention will likely focus on corn production. …
Wyoming’s Homicide Rate Returns To Recent Average
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials say the number of homicides in the state this year fell back to average after a disturbing spike was reported last year. The Wyoming Department of Health says so far this year 21 homicides were reported in the state, compared with 43 from the previous yea…

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