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Gardening 101: All Things Spinach

Spinach, like lettuce, is a vegetable that likes cooler weather. Spinach is also very nutritious, providing fiber, potassium, iron, protein, and calcium. It grows well in early spring and late summer. With the right weather, some types of spinach can …

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Agricultural economist joins University of Wyoming

A regional economics and community development specialist will begin with the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Anders Van Sandt will join the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics as an assistant professor in regional economics with …

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Gardening 101 Newsletter: All Things Lettuce

Lettuce is a cool-season vegetable, which means it does well in spring and late summer when temperatures are cooler. Unlike some other plants, such as zucchini and squash, lettuce can handle a little frost and still live. This makes it …

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UW’s First-grains Project makes first sale

The Wyoming First-grains Project hit a milestone Wednesday making its first sale of Neolithic Brand spelt when The Bread Doctor in Torrington bought 200 pounds.

“It’s been a long road, but we are finally able to deliver the high-quality product …

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Many food pantries seek to offer healthier choices

Food pantries are a vital resource for many in Wyoming communities.

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP), through the University of Wyoming Extension, partners with food pantries across the state to support the health of the thousands of people who rely …

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Ancient grains a story of what once was old is new again

Market data forecasts show ancient grain food markets could expand 35 percent in four years

Einkorn, emmer, and spelt are ancestors of modern wheat. These “ancient” cousins have some unique nutritional and flavor characteristics, and many people find them easier …

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Tomatoes a must-have for the garden

Can’t grow tomatoes in Wyoming? I do. Here’s how.

Fruit is the most popular vegetable in the home produce garden. Most everyone who wants to grow some (or all) of their own food wants to grow tomatoes. I even grew …

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Gardening 101: Managing Insect Pests

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Managing Insect Pests

Do you notice little holes that look like tiny bites taken out of your garden plants? They may be from insects eating your plants, causing chewing damage. Insects with mouthparts, such as beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, grasshoppers, and

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