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Ag Census Approaching [AUDIO]
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Supervisor Tom Doll has apologized for saying greed is motivating people in the Pavillion area who blame hydraulic fracturing for polluting the groundwater. Amy Richards reports. Being counted in the U.S.D.A. agriculture census every five years is both cri…
U.W. Extension to Host Drought Workshop [AUDIO]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has  put additional steps in place to fight fraud and enhance the integrity of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The University of Wyoming Extension will host a drought management workshop next month in Wheatland. Doug Randall has the detai…
Environmentalists File Coal Lease Lawsuit [AUDIO]
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U-S government to halt four coal leases in the Powder River Basin. Amy Richards has a report. It looks like food bills this year will be higher than last, but the increase will likely be smaller, according to USDA Economist Ricky Volpe. Click…
U-W International Program Wants Input [AUDIO]
Members of the University of Wyoming International program are looking for input on the future of the program. Amy Richards has a report. The USDA's Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Economic Development says the agency is stressing a more regional approach to economic development these days...
Corn Acerage Exceeds Predictions [AUDIO]
The USDA's prospective plantings report shows a jump in the acres planted with corn exceeding the expected increase. Wyoming's high school graduation rate dropped slightly in 2010-2011 compared to the year before. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Casper Inmate Dies in Jail [AUDIO]
USDA officials are warning people about fraudulent letters and at least one such phone call claiming to be from the ag department. Amy Richards has a report. A Casper man accused of vehicular homicide has died in jail. Kevin Koile has the story. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
USDA Warns of Fraud
USDA officials have been notified that additional fraudulent letters and at least one fraudulent phone call have been received by individuals in a number of states.
The phone call was received by an individual in Indiana, and letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in a growing …
USDA Warns of Letter Scam In Several States [AUDIO]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning of a potential scam. Doug Randall has the details. The Daniels Fund donated more than $347,000 to Wyoming non-profits serving seniors and youth. That number is expected to rise before the end of the year. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio Ne…
Lack of Snowfall a Fire Concern [AUDIO]
A USDA Meteorologist says the lack of snowfall most of the west has received this winter could lead to increased fire danger when the weather warms up. Authorities say a fatal crash near Pinedale last week was a suicide. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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