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Neighbors help Rudyard man harvest crop

Neighbors help Rudyard man harvest crop

RUDYARD — A Rudyard farmer, who was unable to harvest his fields due to two broken legs, watched from his wheelchair as his neighbors rallied at his farm to help him.

September 02, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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Montana Conservation Corps youth crew helps out at Special K Ranch

Montana Conservation Corps youth crew helps out at Special K Ranch

COLUMBUS — Tyler Sproule, a resident at the Special K Ranch just east of town, pointed to the rows of tomato plants hanging behind him, their thick vines heavy with not-quite-ripe fruit and curling around supports.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming farming community becoming more diverse

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Perry Baptista said she encounters an interesting reaction whenever she collects compost from the University of Wyoming's dining center.

April 21, 2013 10:42 pmLoading…
Celebrate Community: Seeds of change

Celebrate Community: Seeds of change

A half-dozen preteen boys sat around the table in a small room at the Billings Salvation Army building, barely able to keep their adolescent energy bottled up amidst outbursts of chatter.

March 10, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Wyoming ranchers, farmers can get disaster aid

CASPER, Wyo. - Several counties in Wyoming have been declared eligible for federal disaster assistance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.

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Enzi supports cap on federal farm payments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has joined with a bipartisan group of senators who want to cap federal farm payments to large farming operations.

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Should Wyoming livestock and ag adjust to climate?

Should Wyoming livestock and ag adjust to climate?

ROCK SPRINGS — Livestock raising and agriculture in Wyoming are likely to be impacted by rising temperatures, but experts continue to debate the extent.

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Hail-insurance deadline approaches

HELENA -- The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers that the deadline for purchasing state hail insurance is approaching.

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Farm subsidies a complex mix of financial aid, politics and markets

CODY, Wyo. — Since the 1930s, the federal government has managed an increasingly complex system of subsidies, direct payments, incentives and other financial assistance to American farmers, all with the goal of making the difficult and risky work of farming less volatile and more sustainabl…

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USDA slightly lowers small grain estimates

BISMARCK, North Dakota — The federal government has slightly lowered its official estimates of this year's U.S. spring wheat, durum wheat, barley and oats crops, after taking the unusual step of resurveying farmers in six states.

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Young ranchers defy trends, return to land

Young ranchers defy trends, return to land

Lyle Shammel graduated from Montana State University with a degree in civil engineering, but opted for a career in agriculture because it better suited his temperament.

April 18, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Laura Senior, a researcher at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, holds a Mormon cricket at the lab. The cricket is one of the grasshoppers being studied at the facility.

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Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Rob Schlohauer of the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney holds a tray of yellow hawkwood. Hawkwood, a noxious weed, is one of many plants the lab is researching.

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Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

SIDNEY - Consider the Mormon cricket - thumb-sized, bubble-eyed, crunchier than a candy-coated date and, would you believe, a meat eater.

May 02, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Private agronomist Neal Fehringer looks for signs of cereal leaf beetles recently in a barley field near Shepherd. Fehringer's business finds the pests and helps farmers get rid of them.

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Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Agricultural researchers seek ways to limit use of chemical pesticides

Signs of the cereal leaf beetle damage are easily recognizable on a barley plant.

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Wheat market showing strength

Although there was some significant sell-off in the commodity markets after the Jan. 12 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, there has been a good rally in the commodity markets through January, according to Jim Peterson, marketing director for the North Dakota Wheat Commission.

January 24, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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