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By Hannah Van Ree

New noxious weed may threaten the area


Cheyenne County may soon be in the weeds.

The board of commissioners and Weed Superintendent Brian Hiett discussed whether or not a new weed in the amaranth family should be put on the County’s Noxious Weed List at their meeting yesterday.

Commissioner Harold Winkelman said that this weed was particularly a problem found in corn crops and soybeans, and that the “glorified pig weed” puts out thousands of seeds.

“If you see one of those suckers growing out there you better go pull it because it became Roundup resistant and it also became T40 resistant,” he said.

“This kind of t...

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