Wyoming Stock Growers Association

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Japan is considering hitting back against the U.S. in retaliation for America's steel and aluminum tariffs. A Japanese levy could hurt our region's agricultural industry.

Wyoming is reporting better hay production numbers than last year, but much of the state is still under-producing.

Last year, 2012, was one of the worst years for hay in Wyoming’s recent history, due to drought and sustained high temperatures. The news is better this year, with producers predicting a 4%increase in yield, thanks to better rainfall early snows.

The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County is being recognized for using sustainable management practices.
 

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and the Sand County Foundation have chosen the 500,000-acre cattle ranch to receive the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.
 

Padlock Ranch COO Trey Patterson says the ranch’s owners, the Scott family, are conservation minded. Patterson says that’s why they rotate the areas where cattle graze to allow grass to recover.