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The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is dedicated
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agriculture, natural resources and contribution to
Wyoming quality of life.

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The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.

The WDA is comprised of six sections: Administrative Services, Analytical Services (Chemistry & Microbiology Laboratories), Consumer Health Services, Natural Resources & Policy, Technical Services, and Wyoming State Fair.

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Governor's Energy Strategy PDF Print E-mail

The purpose of developing guidelines for reclamation is to bring an enhanced focus on reclamation and its importance to the function of the landscape. These reclamation guidelines will help to provide consistency in reclamation efforts across the state and provide individuals creating surface disturbing activities various options to consider in their reclamation efforts.

Strategy 10B: Wyoming Reclamation Protocol Guidelines

(PDF Version)

 
ADMB soliciting grant applications PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board (ADMB) is soliciting grant applications for special projects that emphasize integrated predator management in Wyoming.  Emphasis for selection will be placed on research, education, and field management on predator species that damage crops, livestock, and wildlife and are a concern for human health and safety.

The Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board mission is to coordinate and integrate a coordinated animal damage management program, based upon the best available science, for the benefit of human and natural resources throughout Wyoming.

Applications are available on the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board website:  www.wyadmb.com or by contacting Kent Drake, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Predator Management Coordinator at (307) 777-6781.  Applicants are invited to present their project proposals at the ADMB meeting scheduled for June 10 in Rock Springs.  Successful grant recipients will be required to submit an annual report, including benefits derived from the project.

Application submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

 
Acidified Food Processor Training PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) and Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association (WFMA) will host acidified food processor trainings in Powell on April 14, 2015 and Jackson on April 23, 2015.

These trainings are focused on any acidified food processor or potential processors who have not met the requirements of the Federal Code of Regulations that state all operators shall have personnel to supervise processes that have completed an approved course. During the course, participants will learn about FDA regulations, microbiology of thermally processed foods, principals of acidified foods, food container handling, records and recordkeeping, and will have hands on exercises with pH meters. Along with this, producers can bring their products and they will be shipped for testing.

Acidified foods include items like BBQ sauces and other sauces, salsas, pickled vegetables, low acid fruit and vegetable jams/jellies, dressings and more.

The courses will be taught by Brian Nummer, PhD from Utah State University and will cost $75.00 per participant. Both courses are limited to 40 participants and the deadline for registration is April 10, 2015. More information on each of the training sessions is listed below.

Powell Training Session

When: April 14, 2015

Where: North West College – Fagerberg Room 70, Powell Wyoming

Registration:   https://powellacidifiedfood.eventbrite.com

Jackson Training Session

When: April 23, 2015

Where: UW-Teton County Extension Office – 255 W. Deloney St., Jackson Wyoming

Registration: https://jacksonacidifiedfood.eventbrite.com


For questions on the training, contact Linda Stratton at linda.stratton@wyo.gov or 307-777-6592.



 
2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant PDF Print E-mail

The grant application for 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Wyoming Department of Agriculture are now available. Take a look at the following links.

2015 Concept Paper Application

2015 Specialty Crop Concept Proposal

 
Agriculture Producer Research Grant Program PDF Print E-mail

2nd Round Request For Proposal Is Now Available!
>>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!<<<
(Applications must be received by April 6, 2015 at 5 p.m.)

 
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules and Regulations - CHS PDF Print E-mail

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS

CHEYENNE (January 30, 2015) - The Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Consumer Health Services section is amending the Wyoming Food Safety Rule. The amendments are taking place to remain current with requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture in maintaining an “at least equal to” status for the state meat inspection program.

The Department of Agriculture is readopting Chapter 14 of the Wyoming Food Safety Rule.  In order to stay in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture and to maintain the “at least equal to” status for the state meat inspection program, the Consumer Health Services Division of the Department of Agriculture must have rules which adopt the latest provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Part 300 to End. The rules readopt Chapter 14 of the 2012 Wyoming Food Safety Rule in order to incorporate the 2014 CFR revisions and become compliant with USDA requirements.  The changes in Chapter 14 are denoted through the “strike and underline” method.  Underlined items are proposed additions and strike-through items are proposed deletions.

The 45 day public comment period begins February 3, 2015, and ends March 24, 2015.  A public hearing will be held if requested by 25 persons, a governmental subdivision or by an association having not less than 25 members.  Written comments or request for a public hearing may be addressed to: Wyoming Department of Agriculture, 2219 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

To obtain a copy of the proposed changes to Wyoming Food Safety Rule or a copy of a complete description of the changes, interested parties may contact Dean Finkenbinder, Manager of Consumer Health Services at dean.finkenbinder@wyo.gov.   The proposed changes to the Wyoming Food Safety Rule may be accessed on the Consumer Health Services website at http://agriculture.wy.gov/divisions/chs/food-safety

 
Emergency Insect Management Grant Forms 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Application Deadline - March 6th, 2015

For information contact Slade Franklin at 307-777-6585

2015 Emergency Insect Management Grant Application - WORD DOCUMENT or PDF DOCUMENT

 
Notice of Public Hearing on Amendment to the Weed and Pest Designated List PDF Print E-mail

A Public Hearing on the proposed addition of Black Henbane (Hyoscaymus Niger) to the State Designated Weed and Pest List as defined by W.S. 11-5-102(A)(X) will be held on Wednesday, February 11TH, 2015, Beginning at 8:00 A.M in accordance with Wyoming Rules and Regulations Board of Agriculture Chapter 42. The hearing will be held in the conference room of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, 2219 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming. All persons wishing to comment on the proposed addition are invited to attend. Written comments on the proposed action will be accepted until the close of the hearing. A copy of the proposed resolution can be obtained by contacting Slade Franklin at 307-777-6585 OR SLADE.FRANKLIN@WYO.GOV. 

 
USDA Designates 2 Counties in Wyoming as Primary Natural Disaster Areas PDF Print E-mail

USDA Designates 2 Counties in Wyoming as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Big Horn and Park counties as natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by an early hard freeze that occurred from September 10 through September 12, 2014.

After reviewing Loss Assessment Reports, USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack determined there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster designation with Big Horn and Park counties in Wyoming being designated primary natural disaster areas and will qualify for natural disaster assistance.

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Wyoming also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their parishes are contiguous:

Fremont                                         Johnson                                          Teton

Hot Springs                                    Sheridan                                         Washakie

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Montana also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous:

Montana

Big Horn                      Carbon                         Gallatin                        Park

A Secretarial disaster designation makes farm operators in primary counties and those counties contiguous to such primary counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Services Agency provided eligibility requirements are met. This assistance includes FSA emergency loans. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of a Secretarial disaster declaration to apply for emergency loans.

Local FSA offices can provide affected farmers with further information.

 
SEED LAW PDF Print E-mail

CHAPTER 51 - REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO SEED LAW

Chapter 51 as adopted on 12/12/2014.

Chapter 51 - Regulations Pertaining to Seed Law

 
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