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BREAKING: Honor Farm Land purchase Denied

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - In a unanimous vote this morning, the Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners rejected the purchase of 108 acres of property NE of Riverton for the Wyoming Honor Farm. The commissioners are comprised of the state's five elected officials. The unanimous rejection came after review of the public hearing held last Thursday in Riverton in which over 100 people spoke against the acquisition and hearing from nine other property owners in person this morning. "There was not a lot of discussion with the elected officials," said Jason Crowder, the Assistant Director of Trust Lands Management Division at the State Lands Office. "They took the comments under consideration and voted 5-0 not to proceed with the acquisition." The Wyoming Honor Farm was seeking replacement ag land for the surplus land auctioned off earlier this month. The Honor Farm had used a portion of that 308 acres for production of hay for their cattle and wild horse operations. "The Honor Farm does have the funds granted by the legislature to purchase a replacement parcel," Crowder said. "The Governor gave us (Lands Staff) direction to find suitable land for them, so we have the direction to move forward." #county10 #news