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New survey of Colorado River Basin irrigators points to challenges, pathways for agricultural water conservation

CASPER, Wyo. — An in-depth survey of more than 1,000 farmers and ranchers in the Colorado River Basin has some startling implications for how water conservation in the drought-stricken region could come about. The survey data and report, released today by Western Landowners Alliance and the University of Wyoming, suggest that while the vast majority […]

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Researchers publish report detailing approaches to mitigate horn fly impacts on cattle

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A new report recently released by the University of Wyoming details how cattle ranchers can mitigate multi-billion-dollar losses resulting from parasitic horn fly infestations.  Long-lived and fast-breeding, horn flies were first recognized in the United States in the late 1800s and today are found nationwide. They are birthed from eggs laid in […]

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(PHOTOS) Casper high school, middle school students awarded at National FFA Convention

CASPER, Wyo. — A number of Natrona County High School and CY Middle School students earned recognition at the National FFA Convention, the Natrona County School District said in a Nov. 17 press release. Bridger Haigler and Lorelai Wolfe finished seventh in the nation in the Division II Animal Systems competition at the October National […]

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Wyoming set to receive extra $16M to support conservation through new partnership with USDA

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming agriculture producers are able to apply to the United States Department of Agriculture to receive support for conservation efforts they choose to engage in. Through a new USDA–Wyoming Big Game Conservation Partnership, the USDA is investing an extra $10 million in Wyoming via its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and an additional […]

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Wyoming agricultural producers can now apply for conservation funds

CASPER, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will receive an additional $16 million to support the voluntary conservation of private, working lands and migratory big game populations. The USDA–Wyoming Big Game Conservation Partnership was established to provide producers with the opportunity to simultaneously manage their land […]

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Joddee Jacobsen named UW Extension Office Community Vitality and Health educator for Natrona County

CASPER, Wyo. — Joddee Jacobsen, formerly a 4-H Youth Development educator, was recently named the new University of Wyoming Extension Office’s Community Vitality and Health educator for Natrona County. “We are thrilled Joddee will be joining the Community Vitality and Health team,” UW Extension senior associate director Amanda Marney said in a press release. “Her […]

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Wyoming Weed and Pest Council’s 78th annual Fall Conference kicks off Nov. 1 in Cody

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council will hold its 78th annual Fall Conference from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 at the Holiday Inn Cody – Buffalo Bill Village, 1701 Sheridan Ave. in Cody. “The conference will go over successful and ongoing projects, funding opportunities, continuing education in the weed and pest field, and members […]

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After giving 1,500+ pounds of squash, Wyoming Honor Farm aiming to double next donation to hunger initiative

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon visited the Wyoming Honor Farm on Tuesday, April 26, after the correctional facility was able to donate over 1,500 pounds of squash to the Wyoming Hunger Initiative in fall 2021. The Wyoming Honor Farm was able to donate the summer and winter squash […]

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Master Gardeners Conference brings practical tips, improved drought outlook

CASPER, Wyo. — A cautiously optimistic drought forecast and counterintuitive insights on seedling growth patterns were on offer Saturday at the 26th Natrona County Master Gardeners 2022 Spring Gardening Conference. The advanced, specific topics are selected as a result of surveys filled out the previous year, serving the perennial curiosity necessary to become a master […]

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Governor Gordon signs three bills into law Tuesday

CASPER, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon took action on three bills on Tuesday, March 22, according to a release from the governor’s office. The Governor signed the following bills into law today: HB0002: Disposition of water rights. “This was an important piece of legislation,” Select Water Committee Chairman Evan Simpson (R-Afton) told Oil City Tuesday. Simpson explained […]

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Wyoming man fined $15K after illegally rebranded cattle found grazing in Bridger-Teton National Forest

CASPER, Wyo. — Pinedale, Wyoming man Philip Selby, 67, has been ordered to pay $15,000 in fines after pleading guilty to several charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming said in a press release on Wednesday. Selby pled guilty to providing false information to a forest officer, allowing unauthorized livestock on national […]

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VIDEO: Lankister family named Casper Region’s ‘Landowners of the Year’

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced recipients of its 2021 “Landowner of the Year” awards on Monday. The awards are given to recognize “outstanding practices in wildlife management, habitat improvement, access for hunters and anglers and conservation techniques.” The “Landowners of the Year” for each region of the state are as […]