Agriculture in Wyoming is strong. According to the latest Census, Wyoming was one of the few states who added lands. We also ranked first in average size ranch in the country. We contribute more than a billion dollars to the state economy, all while preserving the open spaces, culture and heritage that make Wyoming great.
The Wyoming Agricultural & Natural Resource Mediation Program offers a process to assist Wyoming citizens in resolving their disputes in a way that is voluntary, confidential, low-cost and time-saving. Mediation is another tool to help agricultural producers and natural resource managers make wise decisions. Click here for more information
Wyoming Ag Stress
Ag and the people of this industry are the backbone of our state. While we all know the importance of this industry, many may not understand the difficulties these operations face daily. This industry is difficult and these can be challenging times and stressful for producers. We strive to provide a resource for those who are looking for a wide variety of information to help care for, and assist in the well-being of our WY producers. Click the link to see these resources now.
State Meat Program
The State Meat program in WY provides licensing and inspection for meat plants to operate under three categories: state inspected, custom exempt and wild game. These meat processing facilities each have different levels of inspection based on use of the product but the goal of the WDA is to not only protect consumers through this program, but also protect producers across Wyoming by ensuring the safety of products that come through these facilities.
FIVE DIVISIONS. COUNTLESS WAYS WE HELP AGRICULTURE
The Administration Division's functions are budget and fiscal control, contracts, grants, MOUs, computer support, human resources, payroll, public information, rules & policy and inventory.
Analytical Services Laboratory
The Analytical Services Lab Division provides accurate and precise chemical and bacteriological analyses to all clients and ensures a quality environment and a healthy food supply through the application of quality science.
Consumer Health Services
Consumer Health Services oversees the safety of Wyoming's food supply in conjunction with local health departments. Environmental Health like swimming pool inspection and assisting with drinking water safety is also part of this division's duties.
Natural Resources and Policy
Natural Resources and Policy helps manage and enhance Wyoming's natural resources to further the interests of that industry, as well as, increasing the visibility of the agricultural industry state-wide.
The Technical Services Division oversees 14 different laws to allow for truthfully marketed commodities in the state. Our programs include: Administration, Pesticide, Plant Industry, Rodent & Predator, Seed Lab, Weed & Pest, and Weights & Measures Lab.