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USDA Releases New School Meal Guidelines [AUDIO]
Special Prosecutor Mike Blonigen says several factors support his decision to seek the death penalty against a Cheyenne man accused of gunning down two people and critically wounding a third. Doug Randall reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released new nutrition guidelines for …
Mead asks for EPA Info on Pavillion Wells (AUDIO)
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to the state's questions on Pavillion's test wells. Amy Richards has a report. A USDA meteorologist says the northern plains wheat crop could suffer some winter kill damage this week from a severe blast of …
Cutting-Edge Microscope Aids U-W Researchers (AUDIO)

University of Wyoming researchers will be able to better understand details about underground oil and gas deposits, thanks to a new high-resolution 3-d x-ray microscope. Amy Richards has a report. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber says that while that agency's final production estimate for most 2011 …
USDA Looking to Modernize Agency (AUDIO)
The USDA is looking at modernizing through the consolidation of some offices and lab facilities, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division will hold a public meeting in Pinedale next week. Amy Richards has a report. Click pas…
Farm Bill Contents Unknown (AUDIO)
USDA Economist Joe Glauber says no one knows at this point what will be included in a new farm bill to be considered by congress this year. A founding member of the Wyoming Land Trust is retiring as director of that organization. Business Reporter Sharon Fain has details. Click past jump to listen t…
Electric Rate Increase Proposal Draws Opposition [AUDIO]
Several organizations say they will oppose a requested rate increase by Rocky Mountain Power. Amy Richards has details. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber says farm exports and products in 2012 probably won't match last year's record levels. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.
Vilsack Outlines USDA Priorities [AUDIO]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says promoting trade and conservation are among the USDA's priorities for 2012. The Wyoming Association of Churches will again lead a push for a nursery at the Wyoming Women's prison in lusk. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming …
High Cattle Prices Tempting Producers [AUDIO]
Astronomical prices for cattle being offered by feedlots have producers pondering some tough decisions, according to USDA Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam. The National Wildlife Federation is urging families to make a resolution to spend more time outside. Deborah Smith of Wyoming News Service has a …
Tree Removal Project Underway (AUDIO)
The USDA is  beefing up it's test and hold policy to better protect consumers from food borne illnesses. The cutting and removal of dead and dying trees near Wyoming Highway 230 between Woods Landing and the Colorado Border. Amy Richards has details...
USDA Sees Record Grain Production [AUDIO]
Wyoming has 3 of the top 25 coldest cities in America, according to the electronic newspaper The Daily Beast. Amy Richards has a report. The December crop report from the USDA shows low cotton production, but record high production of major grains like corn, wheat and rice. Click past jump to listen…

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