Agriculture

Reflecting his goal of making Wyoming a national leader on combating invasive species, Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has launched an initiative to address terrestrial invasive plants in the state. The initiative will be comprised of two teams– a Policy Team and a Technical Team, each comprised of local, state and federal government representatives,…

A pre-harvest meeting for Big Horn Basin growers is scheduled for Tuesday–Aug. 20–at the Worland Community Center. The Worland meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–and a public safety presentation will take place between 11:30 a.m. and noon, according to Barb Pierson of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Frannie Port-Of-Entry. The Worland Community…

The latest monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates a shrinking rural economy, and three-quarters of bankers said President Donald Trump’s trade policies are having a negative effect on their local economies. The Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday shows the its overall index falling from an already anemic 50.2…

Governor Mark Gordon–members of the executive branch, and representatives from multiple state agencies are mobilizing in an effort to provide assistance to farmers affected by a catastrophic irrigation tunnel collapse in Goshen County. The Governor signed an Executive Order for a Declaration of Emergency today–allowing him to deploy state resources to Goshen County as needed.…

Cheyenne, Wyo – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) are advising the public to avoid and keep animals away from cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs and to report suspected blooms to DEQ. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can form…

Hot Springs County has seen multiple areas — including farms and ranches — suffer damage from the recent flooding. An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record reports that farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered by the Washakie-Hot Springs County Farm Service Agency. For land…

The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce held their annual Chamber Luncheon and award ceremony on Wednesday. Award winners range in categories from small and large business of the year to adult and youth volunteers of the year. This year’s award winners include — Meg DeBolt — Youth Volunteer of the Year. Dan and Nancy Frederick…

The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. Many agricultural loans come due around Jan. 1, in part to give producers enough time to sell crops and…

Wyoming growers and producers can now join, renew membership and purchase program materials like stickers and decals online through the new-and-improved Grown in Wyoming website. Grown in Wyoming is a state-branded program run by the Wyoming Business Council, the state’s economic development agency. Members receive digital marketing perks through Grown in Wyoming’s social media and…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission held its November meeting last week in Casper. The volunteer board voted on several major topics and had other substantial discussions related to Wyoming’s fish and wildlife. The commission voted to approve 12-month licenses for fishing, small game, game birds, furbearers and conservation stamps. This came after a change…


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