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  • Snowpack melts early across the West
     West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service 
  • Meat exports slowly recovering from port delays
    “We didn’t see much relief from the shipping backlog until March, and container traffic in some ports still has not returned to normal,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “However, the new labor contract agreement definitely sent positive signals to our Asian buyers and allowed the U.S. meat industry to begin the process of putting this crisis behind us. The momentum exports regained in February is encouraging, and we’re looking forward to further improvement when March results are published.”
  • Updated: South Dakota, Nebraska fires blaze up
    On Saturday afternoon, a South Dakota rancher who spotted smoke in the West Short Pine Hills located 45 miles north of Belle Fourche, S.D. on the Wyoming South Dakota border called in a fire. The fire quickly grew to massive size with winds whipping past 70 miles an hour. Both timber and grassland has been lost according to fire officials with the Great Plains Fire Information Center. 
  • Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Bank created in Wyoming
    At the heart of the project is the Pathfinder Ranch, a 235,000-acre cattle ranch located west of Casper
     
    
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  •  West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service  
  • The impact of Canada and Mexico on the U.S. cattle and beef market may be different in 2015. More detail on the Canadian situation follows. 
  • As Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” According to Winchester, we need to get away from the attitude that if something closes in a community, then the town will die. He said that in some ways rural is thriving and has been since the 70’s. 

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