“All in with Farm Bureau YF&R” is the theme of the Jan. 16-17, 2015 Joint Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference in Deadwood, S.D. The Wyoming Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farm Bureau are joining together for a joint conference you won’t want to miss. The conference is open to all young agricultural producers between the ages of 18-35 (no membership necessary) and all Farm Bureau members. Children are welcome.Full Article
A passion for farming, family, friends and Farm Bureau leads Cole and Sammie Coxbill in the work they do for agriculture. This young couple, members of the Goshen County Farm Bureau, have been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee for 2015-17. The committee is comprised of 16 positions representing all regions of the U.S.Full Article
--WWP has four staff attorneys and as of 2011 had received over $2.3 million in EAJA funds
In June 2014, fifteen landowners in Fremont County, Wyoming and Lincoln County, Wyoming filed a civil trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project (WWP) and Jonathan Ratner WWP Director for Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, and John Does 1-10 with the Western Watersheds Project, Inc. for intentionally and without landowner permission trespassing and entering private property.
In a July response filed by Western Watersheds Project, the group alleges the case is an attempt to silence the group. According to the landowners’ attorney, Karen Budd-Falen, this lawsuit is strictly about trespass. “Private citizens do not have the right to cross private property without permission,” said Budd-Falen.Full Article
The expansion of federal jurisdiction, broader definitions and regulation of new areas that are not jurisdictional and the increase in regulatory uncertainty were stated in a recent policy statement by The Energy Council as some of the reasons the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should withdraw the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. In the December 2014 policy statement, The Energy Council calls for a replacement proposed rule to reflect the necessary consultations that should take place with the States.Full Article
The primary goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau is to take appropriate actions to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.