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Food Price Inflation May Be Slowing Down

The latest government report on inflation has some good news for food shoppers.

Over the next decade agriculture analysts predict food price inflation will tag just behind the general inflation rate

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USDA Puts $40 Million Into Forest Restoration

$40 million federal dollars will go toward 20 different forest and water shed restoration projects.

USDA officials say the goal is to improve forest health, protect water and wildlife and provide jobs in rural communities

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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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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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Avoid Food Safety Violations At Your Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl party hosts and their guests should take a defensive strategy against food-borne illness by following some basic rules.

Donna Carlson of the USDA's food safety and inspections service says everyone should know the four key steps to food safety; clean, separate, cook and chill, and she suggests using pig-skin terminology and think of food safety violations in football terms

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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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Packers Vs Feeders, It Ain’t No Football Game

A big game of chicken is being played in the beef industry for high 'steaks'. (pun very much intended)

Its a battle between the cattle feeders and the packers with each hoping to get the prices they need to lessen their losses

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USDA Announces $308 Million In Aid To States

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The nation's top agriculture official is expected to announce Wednesday more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico to help them recover from an unusually intense year for natural disasters across the U

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USDA Closes 259 Sites, Two In Wyoming

Modernization and better customer service are behind the closing of 259 U.S. Department of Agriculture offices and lab facilities across the country including two in Wyoming.

The consolidations come as the USDA budget gets a 3 billion dollar slashing

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USDA To Close 4 Offices In Wyoming, Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it plans to shutter four offices in Montana and Wyoming as part of a $150 million cost cutting measure that includes 259 closures nationwide

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