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Drought Eases In Farm Belt, But Not Over Yet
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation's farm belt that saw the worst of last year's drought.
But optimism is being tempered, as that weather pattern has kept anxious farmers in most of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin from …
Continued Drought Forecast [AUDIO]
Much of the west could continue to see drought conditions through this summer, according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey. Tax Freedom Day falls on April 18th this year, according to the Tax Foundation's Annual Calculation. Amy Richards has details. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio N…
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...
Hitching Post Civil Lawsuit Delayed [AUDIO]
A federal judge has agreed to delay a civil lawsuit over the 2010 fire that damaged the historic Hitching Post Inn. Doug Randall has the details. The lingering drought could have an effect on future Christmas Tree production. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Vilsack Announces Drought Assistance [AUDIO]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says additional funding and other assistance  will be provided by the USDA to help agriculture producers deal with the drought conditions that have struck much of the nation. Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council and the Advanced Conversion T…
USDA Says Money Available to Fund Crop Insurance [AUDIO]
Bill Murphy of the USDA Risk Management Agency says that agency will have the necessary funding available to handle potential crop insurance claims related to the drought conditions much of the country is experiencing. A team of students, faculty, staff and administrators from the University of Wyom…
FBI Searches Home of Aurora, Co. Shooting Suspect [AUDIO]
FBI agents  and police used a hook and ladder fire truck to reach the Denver suburb apartment window of the suspect in a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora. A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Western States. Doug Randall reports…

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