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  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Wyoming Department of Agriculture|Apr 11, 2024

    With spring upon us, many across the start to think about “Spring Cleaning” to get ready for the warmer weather. As part of this process, water is one item that not many may think of when building their cleaning lists but should. If you consume water from a well or use well water in your lives, a water test is a great idea. In Wyoming, it is recommended to test your well for bacteria (total coliform) and nitrates every year. Regular testing for bacteria, nitrates, and more for drinking wat...

  • Bee Brood Disease Found in Wyoming Apiary

    Wyoming Department of Agriculture|Nov 23, 2023

    CHEYENNE (November 17, 2023) - American foulbrood (AFB) is a devastating honey bee brood disease and was recently confirmed in a hive in Lincoln County, Wyoming. American foulbrood (AFB) is an infectious, notifiable, bacterial brood disease that weakens and kills honey bee colonies. Early detection of the disease is important because routine apiary management and interchange of hive components can easily spread the disease to healthy bee colonies. “AFB has only been confirmed in one hive in the State of Wyoming but we’d like all of our bee...

  • Grazing in Wyoming

    Wyoming Department of Agriculture|Mar 23, 2023

    When you think of Wyoming agriculture, there is a good chance the first thing you think about is cows. There is a good reason for that. Due to a number of factors and challenges in our state like our short growing season and climate, livestock is easily the number one agricultural commodity in Wyoming. In fact, animal agriculture accounts for more than XX% of the cash receipts generated by our industry in Wyoming. With that said, there are challenges when it comes to raising livestock in our...

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