WASHINGTON, DC – In a rare spirit of bipartisan ship the US Senate is working on a Startup Innovation Credit Act that helps innovative startup companies access research and development tax credits. U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) have re-introduced legislation that would give innovative startup companies an opportunity to take advantage [...]
The Ash Creek Complex fire has burned almost 300,000 acres of ranch land ( it is the largest wild fire in US right now for 2012) and has displaced approximately 8,000 mother cows with calves at side. Folks there are desperately searching for pasture and hay. If you know of anything, anywhere please let them know (see contacts at end of this article).
PROPOSED WYO AG DEPT’s NEW FOOD REGULATIONS COULD SEVERELY LIMIT WYOMING FARMER’S MARKETS AND FAMILY FARMS
In a surprise move to many, late in May 2012 the Wyoming Department of Agriculture very quietly proposed some new regulations for Wyoming that, if they had gone unchallenged, would have severely crippled small family farms, farmer’s markets and the buy local food programs. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture said the changes would just “make things easier for Wyoming producers” but Wyoming Representative Sue Wallis (R ) from Campbell County (and a member of the WyoAg Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) said the new regulations would have the effect of law, and would basically shut down small growers and livestock ranchers.
Sheridan, WYO — Sheridan County, Wyoming, has long been known for its scenery, for “beautiful valleys in their virgin purity and richness,” as city of Sheridan founder John Loucks wrote rather dramatically in 1882. Nestled on the east flank of the Bighorn mountains on the Montana border, Sheridan County’s topography ranges from the rugged and dry Powder River breaks to 11,000-foot spires on the edge of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. It contains some of the best grazing land in the state. With an average elevation of 3,742, it has a longer growing season than many Wyoming counties. Gardens actually include tomatoes.
Sen. Enzi’s Press Office, D.C. In the coming weeks, the United States Senate needs to take up consideration of three pending free trade agreements – Colombia, Panama, and Korea. Each of these countries is an ally of the United States and the ratification of the pending agreements would open up markets, create American jobs and allow U.S. goods to compete overseas. These agreements have broad bipartisan support and I will be working on the Finance Committee to ensure that Wyoming businesses have a voice in development of policies that promote economic growth and expand access to new markets.