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May 17, 2012 9:12 am

Eye on the Farm Bill

Final version still months away

Work continues in Congress on the 2012 Farm Bill, which in its current form may change some payment practices for agricultural operations such as farms and ranches.

May 17, 2012 9:09 am

Eye on the Farm Bill

Final version still months away

Work continues in Congress on the 2012 Farm Bill, which in its current form may change some payment practices for agricultural operations such as farms and ranches.

February 23, 2012 8:48 am

Garland bean facility to close?

ADM officials won’t comment on rumored closing

Officials at ADM will not say whether the company’s dry bean receiving station at Garland is scheduled to close.

At least one local grower has heard from ADM that the Garland receiving station would close and dry beans harvested locally would be directed to the Burlington plant. ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) is the parent company of both facilities.

February 07, 2012 9:01 am

Sweet ending for beet harvest

Record crop of sugar beets being processed at Lovell factory

Western Sugar officials plan to finish delivering sugar beets to the Lovell factory in the first part of March.

Randall Jobman of Western Sugar Cooperative said the rehaul of beets from receiving stations in the Lovell factory district, which includes Powell, took longer after the record 2011 harvest. Now only a few weeks remain of taking beets to the factory.

February 07, 2012 8:52 am

Sweet ending

Record crop of sugar beets being processed at Lovell factory

Western Sugar officials plan to finish delivering sugar beets to the Lovell factory in the first part of March.

Randall Jobman of Western Sugar Cooperative said the rehaul of beets from receiving stations in the Lovell factory district, which includes Powell, took longer after the record 2011 harvest. Now only a few weeks remain of taking beets to the factory.

January 12, 2012 9:28 am

USDA cuts bypass Powell

USDA officials announced this week they will close offices and trim services across the country, but the USDA Service Center just outside the Powell city limits will remain open.

The only local change is that the Rural Development Agency will stop renting office space in the building. Rural Development Agency staff members travel occasionally from Worland to meet clients in Powell, but an agency spokeswoman said those meetings can be arranged elsewhere.

“We will continue to provide that service” to Powell clients, said Jan Hoskinson, public information coordinator for the Rural Development Agency in Casper.

December better have broad shoulders and a thick skin.

You could argue that no other month is called on to produce so much — clear days, frosty nights, festive holiday parties, a feeling of brotherhood and peace on earth — not to mention a beautiful snowfall right on cue for Christmas Eve.

December 01, 2011 9:21 am

Wyoming ag land increasing in value

USDA: Farm land average value $540 per acre

The good news is that agricultural land is increasing in value in Park County and Wyoming.

December 01, 2011 9:01 am

Wyoming ag land increasing in value

USDA: Farm land average value $540 per acre

The good news is that agricultural land is increasing in value in Park County and Wyoming.

November 08, 2011 10:14 am

Record sugar beet harvest

Late moisture boosts beets to average 28.8 tons per acre

The inch of rain that fell in early October frustrated sugar beet growers who were trying to haul beets from their fields.

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