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Ryochiji, flickr.com
Ryochiji, flickr.com
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Buffalo Bill Reservoir Will Have Adequate Water

Bureau of Reclamation officials say Buffalo Bill Reservoir may not fill to the brim this spring but it should have enough water to meet irrigation needs in northern Wyoming this spring and summer.

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Krystle Fleming, flickr.com
Krystle Fleming, flickr.com
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Wyo. Hay Production in 2012 Worst Since 2002

Hot, dry weather took a toll on Wyoming's 2012 hay crop.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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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

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Demolition of the Hitching Post Inn on April 27. (J. Green/TSM)
Demolition of the Hitching Post Inn on April 27. (J. Green/TSM)
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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.

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(Scott Olson/Getty)
(Scott Olson/Getty)
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Drought Causing Higher Commodity Prices, Increased Competition [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Business Leadership Institute is accepting applications for it's October 31-November 2 seminar in Laramie. Amy Richards has the details. USDA Economist Paul Westcott says this year's drought is behind both higher commodity  prices and forecasts of production increases that could mean more competition for U.S. crops. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. (USDA)
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. (USDA)
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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 Technologies Task Force will meet this month in Laramie. Amy Richards reports. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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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 Wyoming joined similar teams from 32 institutions across the country in Washington D.C. recently to learn about ways to improve the health of their students by reducing risks associated with high-risk drinking. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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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. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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pswansen, flickr
pswansen, flickr
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Drought To Raise Grocery Prices [AUDIO]

The State Building Commission has approved spending $400, 000 on initial design work for renovation of the state Capitol interior. Amy Richards reports. The drought affecting farmers and ranchers will cause some food prices to increase

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Erwin and Peggy Bauer
Erwin and Peggy Bauer
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Wildlife Water Access Encouraged [AUDIO]

Five large drug and retail chains are suing Pfizer Inc. and a second drug maker. alleging they conspired to delay sales of cheap generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor. Amy Richards has details

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