Open Spaces
3:55 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

State Agriculture Deputy Meets With Ranchers To Hear Drought Concerns, Point Them To Resources

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The drought across the western states has now been designated the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. As we’ve heard, it’s limited the growth of grass, forcing many cattle ranchers to buy already scarce hay or cull their herds early. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture has been hosting public meetings with ranchers around the state. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke in with Deputy Director Doug Miyamoto to learn what the department is doing to help.