Ranchers http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/ranchers-produce-more-meat-fewer-animals <p>The U.S. cow herd is small right now because of the extended drought that’s plagued large swathes of the country. But though dry conditions have driven ranchers to sell off animals they would have otherwise kept, the decreasing size of the national herd is a trend decades in the making. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports on how livestock producers in Wyoming are turning out more meat with fewer animals.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51632 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals Converse County wrestles with development planning http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/converse-county-wrestles-development-planning <p>Converse County is one of six counties in Wyoming with no land use regulations. When a proposal to develop zoning came up a decade ago, it went nowhere. But as development associated with the oil and gas boom in the Niobrara explodes, the county is struggling with questions of how to make sure it happens responsibly. And as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, some residents are starting to question the costs of not planning.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:01:50 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49642 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Converse County wrestles with development planning Wyoming ranch wins sustainability award http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-ranch-wins-sustainability-award <p>A Wyoming ranch has won a Regional Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association for the sixth&nbsp;time in the award’s 22 year history. They will now be considered for the national title.</p><p>The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County was already recognized for their environmental sustainability practices earlier this year by a different award. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:02:01 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45376 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming ranch wins sustainability award Drought Stunted Hay Crop Takes Heavy Toll On Ranchers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/drought-stunted-hay-crop-takes-heavy-toll-ranchers <p></p><p>The drought this season has taken its toll on farmers growing hay. The U-S Department of Agriculture is predicting that Wyoming’s hay crop this year will be the worst since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. Platte County Extension Agent Dallas Mount joins us now to talk about that. He tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden the situation is ALREADY very bad.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:24:38 +0000 Willow Belden 28747 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Drought Stunted Hay Crop Takes Heavy Toll On Ranchers State Agriculture Deputy Meets With Ranchers To Hear Drought Concerns, Point Them To Resources http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/state-agriculture-deputy-meets-ranchers-hear-drought-concerns-point-them-resources <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1016472&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the interview</strong></a></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:55:50 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27285 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net State Agriculture Deputy Meets With Ranchers To Hear Drought Concerns, Point Them To Resources Native American Farmers And Ranchers May See Repayment Soon http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/native-american-farmers-and-ranchers-may-see-repayment-soon <p>Some Native American farmers and ranchers in Wyoming could be receiving checks and debt forgiveness in the coming year in the wake of a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<br>&nbsp;<br>It’s estimated that Native American farmers and ranchers lost over 770-million-dollars in revenue between 1981 and 1999, because the USDA denied them loans and services based on their race. Many Native Americans also lost their land in the process.<br> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:59:18 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 18557 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Native American Farmers And Ranchers May See Repayment Soon