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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.
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…
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 buil…
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…
Drought Reducing Corn, Soybean Crops [AUDIO]
The nation's corn and soybean crops are experiencing declining yields due to drought conditions in parts of the country. The U.S.D.A  had projected a record  harvest, but officials say as much as 60 percent of the corn crop is facing moderate to extreme drought. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department …
Winter Wheat Outlook Up [AUDIO]
The winter wheat crop will be higher this year than last year, according to surveys from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. With the Supreme Court expected to issue a ruling within the next couple of weeks on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, several health insurance providers sa…

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