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					                       WYOMING STOCK GROWERS ASSOCIATION
                       Guardian of Wyoming’s Cow Country since 1872




                                      2012 AVAILABLE PASTURES AND FEEDLOTS

     Name                          Address                      Phone Number                   Comments
Trent Duda           409 Liberty Circle, Horas, ND 58047    701-793-1394              200 acres with river
Char Clinton         602 25th Ave. S, Grand Forks, ND       701-746-7667              2 1/2 Quarters
                     58201
Dennis Huber         Box 123 Halladay, ND 58636             701-226-9521              4,000 acres to handle 25
                                                                                      head for a good 5 months
Vicki Koch           3359 Campstool Rd. Cheyenne, WY        307-630-5645
                     82007
Jarold Willie        Box 1505 Bathgate, ND 58216            701- 278-7950
Jim Mossitt          Box 248 Halladay, ND 58636             701-421-0665              Can pasture 250 Head in 2
                                                                                      areas
Toby Pamasuk         35139 County Rd. 129 Sidney, MT        406-861-2770              Can handle 50 pair
                     59270
Sandy Frenzel        Box 1036 Dickinson, ND 58602           701-483-3112 (Evening)
                                                            or 701-290-3112(Day)
Shannon Wagon        313 Sunny Dr. Beulah, ND               701-873-2431 (home) or    Room for 200 head.
                                                            701-891-9835 (cell)
Coleen Harlin                                               701-258-6058              Land has dam, some fence
                                                                                      but needs more
Jerry Zins           7400 249th St. NE McKinzie, ND         701-573-3458 (home) or    Has room for 20 pairs in 2
                     85572                                  307-220-2934 (cell)       areas. Prefers Angus
Paul Whitman                                                701-720-4482              May have some hay available
Delvins Morgel                                              480-985-4806              Would like to sell 160 acres.
                                                                                      Lives in Messa, AZ
Jerry Weiss                                                 701-399-2156              400 round bales of last year's
                                                                                      grass hay. $10 per bale- tied
                                                                                      with twine.
Jason Hails                                                 406-360-7370 or email     Has 240 tons of 1st cut alfalfa
                                                            jason@dbleforkranch.net   in 3x4 squares and another
                                                                                      240 tons of 60/40
                                                                                      grass/alfalfa in 3x4 squares.
Laurel Paul                                                 307-632-9316              Has 1 1/2 sections of pasture.
                                                                                      Located 17 miles NE of
                                                                                      Cheyenne.
Dayton Madden                                               701-421-0217              Prime pasture by a lake that
                                                                                      can handle 40 pair or 60
                                                                                      yearling. Available until
                                                                                      11/30. 80 miles N of
                                                                                      Dickinson. Black bulls
                                                                                      preferred.
Bob                  Dodge, ND                              701-846-7250              500 acres of good straw. 55
Fleckenstein                                                                          miles from Dickenson, ND
Clayton Nevrohr                                             701-846-7250              Looking for cows on shares
                                                                                      for one year. Can handle
                                                                                      about 100 head.


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Noel Needham     South Dakota                          605-595-2375              Has bales of approx. 800
                                                                                 acres of corn stalks.
Kathy Schnider   Eastern Washington                    509-648-3329              Great CRP land to graze.

Mark Heebner     Southern Saskatchewan (close to MT    306-741-6549 or 306-      Good quality hay,
                 Border)                               741-8778                  alpha/brome mix. Avg weight
                                                       mvheebner@sasktel.net     1500 lb. and 5x6 foot round
                                                                                 bales

  *This information will be updated weekly.
  8/30/12
  To help ease the load on farmers and ranchers, the Wyoming Department of Transportation are waiving
  oversize-load fees for shipments of hay coming into the state. State regulations say a Class D permit fee
  is $50. The waiver took effect August 27 and will continue either until the drought disaster designations
  expire or until Dec. 31, 2012, when conditions will be re-evaluated. Drivers hauling oversize hay
  shipments still need to call ahead to Wyoming ports of entry for permission to enter the state and then
  stop at the nearest port to ensure safety regulations before proceeding. The waiver does not apply to
  overweight loads.
  8/27/12
  USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced approval of the voluntary waiver of Livestock Risk
  Protection (LRP) Basic Provisions 30 Day ownership requirement due to severe drought.

  In keeping with the USDA measures to assist producers in managing drought conditions, Approved
  Insurance Providers (at their discretion) may waive the 30 day ownership requirement for LRP Specific
  Coverage Endorsement policies. Possible eligibility for the waiver would apply to policies purchased
  August 2, 2011 through August 16, 2012, subject to verification of proof of ownership.

  The waiver does not affect actuarial performance of the LRP policy and permits producers to market
  their livestock as necessary while the policy continues in force. Producers are encouraged to visit their
  livestock insurance agency to learn more.

  8/14/12
  The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has just put out a Drought Assistance Overview. By clicking on
  this link Drought Overview, you can access the document. The overview touches on many helpful topics
  including: Livestock Assistance, Loan Assistance, Tax Options, Frequently Asked Questions, and contact
  information for each state.

  8/9/12
  Vilsack announced the availability of $30 million in new relief funds administered through the Natural
  Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to assist in moving water to livestock in need, providing
  emergency forage for livestock, and rehabilitating lands severely impacted by the drought.
  16 major providers of US crop insurance have agreed to forego interest charges on unpaid premiums
  through November. Vilsack is currently working with other federal and state agencies to lower costs to
  producers.




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                   P.O. BOX 206, CHEYENNE, WY 82001 • PH: 307.638.3942 • FX: 307.634.1210
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8/8/12
Utah State University Cooperative Extension has put out some information regarding the drought that
may be helpful to Wyoming livestock and crop producers. Click here to read more Drought and Fires:
Alternative actions to be considered and evaluated

8/6/12
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced on August 1 that two new pieces of disaster assistance for
farmers and ranchers impacted by the nations worsening drought. First, Vilsack is expanding haying and
grazing on approx. 3.8 million acres of conservation land to bring greater relief to livestock producers
dealing with shortages of hay and pastureland. Second, Vilsack announced that crop insurance
companies have agreed to provide a short grace period for farmers on insurance premiums in 2012.
Farming families now have an extra 30 days to make payments without incurring interest penalties on
unpaid premiums.
Emergency Haying and Grazing
In response to the expanding drought, Secretary Vilsack today announced that livestock producers and
other participants in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will now be able to hay and graze acres
that have been ineligible in the past. Many of these additional acres have wetland-related
characteristics and are likely to contain better quality hay and forage than on other CRP acres. There are
approximately 3.8 million acres that will now be eligible for emergency haying and grazing, subject to
certain conditions. Haying and grazing may only occur under strict compliance rules to help minimize
impacts on these sensitive specialty practices. In addition, USDA will conduct follow-up monitoring and
evaluation of these opened CRP areas to study the effects of the drought and USDA's emergency haying
and grazing actions. Producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency offices for additional
information.
Federal Crop Insurance
Secretary Vilsack announced today that crop insurance companies have agreed to provide a short grace
period for farmers on insurance premiums in 2012. To help producers who may have cash flow
problems due to natural disasters, Secretary Vilsack sent a letter to crop insurance companies asking
them to voluntarily defer the accrual of any interest on unpaid spring crop premiums by producers until
November 1, 2012. In turn, to assist the crop insurance companies, USDA will not require crop insurance
companies to pay uncollected producer premiums until one month later.
*More information can be found at
http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=2012/08/0260.xml

8/1/12
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrote a letter to Governor Matt Mead stating that all 23 counties are
either primary or secondary drought areas. The eight Wyoming county areas that are designated
primary drought areas are: Albany, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Goshen, Niobrara, Platte, and Weston.
These counties have suffered from drought intensity value of at least D2 (Drought-Severe) for 8 or more
consecutive weeks or D3 (Drought- Extreme) or higher at any time during the growing season.

The five Wyoming counties that have been named as contiguous counties include: Carbon, Johnson,
Laramie, Natrona, and Sheridan. All other counties have been designated as primary natural disaster
counties.

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

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Service Agency (FSA), provided eligibility requirements are met. This assistance includes FSA emergency
loans. Farmers in eligible counties have 8 months from the date of a Secretarial disaster declaration to
apply for emergency loan assistance. FSA will consider each emergency loan application on its own
merits, taking into account the extent of production losses, security available, and repayment ability.
Your local FSA office can provide farmers with more information.

7/26/12
University of Wyoming Extension has compiled three videos discussing ranch management options
during the drought for ranchers. The videos are meant to challenge producers to think about their
individual operation and make the right choices that fit them best. The videos can be found at
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A48BF502B108B38


7/24/12
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new flexibility and assistance in the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's major conservation programs to help livestock producers as the drought continues to
worsen. He has also encouraged crop insurance agencies to give a grace period to farmers on unpaid
insurance premiums.
Vilsack used his authority to help create and encourage flexibility in 4 USDA programs: the Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP), the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Wetlands Reserve
Program (WRP) and the Federal Crop Insurance Program.

       Conservation Reserve Program: To assist farmers and ranchers affected by drought, Vilsack is
        using his discretionary authority to allow additional acres under CRP to be used for haying or
        grazing under emergency conditions. CRP is a voluntary program that provides producers annual
        rental payments on their land in exchange for planting resource conserving crops on cropland to
        help prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat and improve the environment. CRP acres can
        already be used for emergency haying and grazing during natural disasters to provide much
        needed feed to livestock. Given the widespread nature of this drought, forage for livestock is
        already substantially reduced. The action today will allow lands that are not yet classified as
        “under severe drought” but that are “abnormally dry” to be used for haying and grazing. This
        will increase available forage for livestock. Haying and grazing will only be allowed following the
        local primary nesting season, which has already passed in most areas. Especially sensitive lands
        such as wetlands, stream buffers and rare habitats will not be eligible.
       Environmental Quality Incentives Program: To assist farmers and ranchers affected by drought,
        Vilsack is using his discretionary authority to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers by
        allowing them to modify current EQIP contracts to allow for prescribed grazing, livestock
        watering facilities, water conservation and other conservation activities to address drought
        conditions. EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to
        agricultural producers on their land to address natural resource concerns on agricultural and
        forest land. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will work closely with
        producers to modify existing EQIP contracts to ensure successful implementation of planned
        conservation practices. Where conservation activities have failed because of drought, NRCS will
        look for opportunities to work with farmers and ranchers to re-apply those activities. In the
        short term, funding will be targeted towards hardest hit drought areas.
       Wetlands Reserve Program: To assist farmers and ranchers affected by drought, Vilsack is using
        his discretionary authority to authorize haying and grazing of WRP easement areas in drought-

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       affected areas where such haying and grazing is consistent with conservation of wildlife habitat
       and wetlands. WRP is a voluntary conservation easement program that provides technical and
       financial assistance to agricultural producers to restore and protect valuable wetland resources
       on their property. For producers with land currently enrolled in WRP, NRCS has expedited its
       Compatible Use Authorization (CUA) process to allow for haying and grazing. The compatible
       use authorization process offers NRCS and affected producers with the management flexibility
       to address short-term resource conditions in a manner that promotes both the health of the
       land and the viability of the overall farming operation.
      Federal Crop Insurance Program: To help producers who may have cash flow problems due to
       natural disasters, USDA will encourage crop insurance companies to voluntarily forego charging
       interest on unpaid crop insurance premiums for an extra 30 days, to November 1, 2012, for
       spring crops. Policy holders who are unable to pay their premiums in a timely manner accrue an
       interest penalty of 1.25 percent per month until payment is made. In an attempt to help
       producers through this difficult time, Vilsack sent a letter to crop insurance companies asking
       them to voluntarily defer the accrual of any interest on unpaid spring crop premiums by
       producers until November. In turn, to assist the crop insurance companies, USDA will not
       require crop insurance companies to pay uncollected producer premiums until one month later.


There are drought programs that are currently available for those who have been affected by the
drought. Below you can find the links to the fact sheets about each FSA disaster programs;
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), and
Emergency Loans.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP): http://www.fsa.usda.gov/nap
    NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of
       inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP): http://www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation
    ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to
      rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for implementing emergency water
      conservation measures in periods of severe drought.

Emergency Loans: www.fsa.usda.gov/.../newsReleases?area=newsroom...
    Emergency loans are designed to provide loans to help producers recover from production and
      physical losses due to drought, flooding, and other natural disasters or quarantine.

There are three programs that have expired and are being considered in the current farm bill debate.
The programs are: Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Livestock Forage Program (LFP), and Emergency
Assistance for Livestock.

For more information on these programs, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov

      Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths
       in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather that occurred on or after January 1,
       2008 and before October 1, 2011.


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       Emergency Assistance for Livestock provides emergency assistance to eligible producers and
        covers losses due to adverse weather, including blizzards and wildfires.

       Livestock Forage Program (LFP) provides compensation to producers that have suffered grazing
        losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pasture land with permanent
        vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. LFP also provides compensation to eligible
        livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses on rangeland managed by a federal agency
        if the eligible livestock producer is prohibited by the federal agency from grazing the normal
        permitted livestock on the managed rangeland due to qualifying fires.

There are 16 counties that qualify for drought disaster designations. The counties that have received
primary designation are: Hot Springs, Laramie, Carbon, Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette and
Fremont. Those that qualify as contiguous counties are: Albany, Natrona, Converse, Platte, Goshen,
Washakie, Park and Teton.




*This information will be updated weekly.




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