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USDA Allows More Meat, Grains in School Lunches

The Agriculture Department says it's making permanent rules that allow schools to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in school lunches and other meals.

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EPA Proposes Changes To Ethanol Mandate In Gasoline
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Ethanol Debate is Heating Up, Could Have Impact on Agriculture [AUDIO]

A state review panel has approved a handful of changes to the development plans for a proposed wind farm in Converse County. The Farm Bill debate has taken a back seat in some circles to another major controversy, the ethanol debate

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Meat and Poultry Recall Includes Products Shipped To Wyoming

A Colorado firm is recalling about 90,000 pounds of meat and poultry products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., company, is recalling approximately the products that were produced under insanitary conditions.

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Business Council Board To Meet [Audio]

A former USDA Chief Economist says the crop insurance program has grown significantly since it's start in 1981. The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will meet on Thursday in Cheyenne. Amy Richards reports

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Farm and Ranchlands Protection Program Accepting Applications [AUDIO]

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for a fatal rollover that killed a Wyoming man in North Dakota. A popular conservation easement program is accepting applications for enrollment

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New USDA Report Says Rural America Population Growth Stagnant [AUDIO]

There is new information about the death of a well-known mule deer that frequented the campus of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. The latest edition of a USDA report shows trends in rural America's population, economy and employment

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Scientists To Develop New Criteria for Measuring Livestock Emissions [AUDIO]

A state facility for the developmentally disabled in central Wyoming is accused of confining residents in restraint chairs more than 100 times during a four year period. A 2006 UN report said that global livestock production was responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions

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Sternberg Agrees To Forum on Task Force [Audio]

The outgoing Dean of the University of Wyoming Law School has challenged President Bob Sternberg to a quasi-legal forum on their disagreement over a task force. Amy Richards reports. The latest crop reports are good news for producers, according to USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber

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USFWS Completes Black-Footed Ferret Safe Harbor Agreement [AUDIO]

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a black-footed ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement in cooperation with state, tribal, federal and local partners in 12 states. Landowners participating in the USDA's Conservation Program will soon receive their payments which were delayed by the government shutdown

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Wildfire
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Coalition: USDA Should Partner With Timber Industry To Reduce Wildfires

A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas.

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