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Economist Says Crop Growers Doing Well [AUDIO]

The Surgeon General has designated January as Radon Action Month. Amy Richards has details. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber says the year is ending with the farm economy still in good shape overall, although there are drought and financial issues for livestock growers. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy of NRCS/USDA.gov)
(Courtesy of NRCS/USDA.gov)
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USDA Wetlands Conservation Program Growing

A USDA Conservation Program for two decades now has provided several benefits both environmentally and economically. The Wetlands Reserve Program has grown dramatically over that time, according to acting Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller

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Higher Food Prices Predicted [AUDIO]

Wyoming residents have given the University of Wyoming it's highest marks since polling on UW's performance began in 1984. The current drought hasn't had much effect on food prices this year, but USDA Chief Economist Ricky Volpe says prices will go up next year. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy of the U.S.D.A.)
(Courtesy of the U.S.D.A.)
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USDA Ag Numbers Strong [AUDIO]

Joe Ricketts, former C-E-O and Founder of TD Ameritrade, will speak at the Wyoming Forum in Cheyenne on November 15. Amy Richards has a report. The USDA's latest revision for Agricultural Trade Numbers is looking strong for 2012. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Officials Fear Feds Will Back Out of Grand Teton National Park Deal [AUDIO]

There was a small spike in food prices last month, but an expert with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the real big prices hikes will occur next year. State officials say they are concerned that the Federal government may renege on a proposed deal to buy state land within the borders of Grand Teton National Park for $107 million. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Pine Trees Killed by Mountain Pine Beetles (RadRafe/Wikipedia)
Pine Trees Killed by Mountain Pine Beetles (RadRafe/Wikipedia)
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Deputy USDA Undersecretary Says Beetle Infestation Easing

Deputy USDA Undersecretary Arthur ''Butch" Blazer said in Cheyenne on Wednesday that the mountain pine beetle infestation which has plagued Wyoming and several other western states in recent years appears to be easing.

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(Courtesy of the U.S.D.A.)
(Courtesy of the U.S.D.A.)
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Cash Rents Up For Some Cropland [AUDIO]

The historic Teapot Dome Oil Field will likely close and be sold to a private enterprise. Amy Richards has a report. The cost of renting some Wyoming crop and pasture lands is up, while  others remain unchanged. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Study Says Nutritious Meals a Challenge For Many [AUDIO]

A recent study from the USDA says many families, including 13 percent of Wyoming households, are having a hard time providing regular nutritious meals. Deborah Smith of Wyoming News Service has a report. Cooler temperatures and less wind helped keep the Sheep Herder Hill Fire on Casper Mountain less active on Tuesday evening. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(John Moore /Getty)
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USDA Special Crop Insurance Provisions On the Way [AUDIO]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon provide special provisions connected to livestock haying and grazing and cover crops for next spring to help mitigate the impact of this year’s drought.  A large Jackson hotel has been sold to a Rhode Island company. Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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Rainfall Dents Corn Denting [AUDIO]

Recent rainfall has put a dent in corn denting, but the same can't be said for corn condition, according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey. A former State Senator says the city of Torrington will pay him $25,000 to settle his first amendment lawsuit for city officials banning him from city buildings. Amy Richards has details. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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