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CHEYENNE — Candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction condemned a recent change by the Biden administration prohibiting schools that receive some lunch funding from discriminating against students based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Three Republicans – current...
Beef producers not sure Biden meat packing program will help   By Ryan Hanrahan Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange   BUFFALO — The Biden Administration announced in early January it is setting aside $1 billion of American Rescue Plan Act funds to help foster a “fairer, more competitive, and...

An intense rotational grazing strategy usually helps Crook County rancher Thayne Gray avoid buying supplemental hay, he said. But in 2021 he's paying top-dollar for semi-loads of supplemental feed to prepare for the winter. (Photo by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com)

Ranchers face difficult choices after brutally hot, dry summer   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Prolonged drought conditions, intensified by record-breaking heat, have prompted Wyoming cattle ranchers to either buy supplemental feed at higher-than-normal prices or cull their herds. “Let’s face...
After dry summer, ag producers likely need extra feed for winter   By Carrie Haderlie The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — After a second hot, dry summer in a row, Wyoming’s cattle producers are concerned about heading into winter without enough feed.  “This year has been...
Laramie rancher sues over COVID recovery program   By Marissa Taylor Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Leisl Carpenter, a sixth-generation rancher and owner of the Flying Heart Ranch in the Big Laramie Valley, has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, claiming the...
Federal policy could undermine Wyo cattle ID legislation   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   Newly passed legislation that would allow Wyoming bison and cattle ranchers to use any method of state-approved livestock identification — rather than federally mandated eartags — could soon be challenged by...
Agency sticks with lethal control measures for nuisance wildlife   By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture tasked with killing coyotes, foxes, jackrabbits and other “nuisance wildlife” in the Equality State has...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Anyone who lives in Weston County knows that the amount of precipitation received depends on where you live and the year. It is common knowledge that one location in the county can receive inches of precipitation from a storm while another area receives nothing. ...
Dry conditions affect winter harvest in panhandle   By Alex Hargrave Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange   TORRINGTON — Yet again, dry conditions are affecting the upcoming winter harvest in the panhandle region.  Wyoming is the fifth driest state and since 1999, much of the state has...
T ouching Food Coronaviruses are thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently, there is no evidence that food is associated with spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, according to statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food...

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