Recognizing the importance of the Wyoming agriculture industry and educating school children through reading, the week of March 10th has been designated by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead as “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week.”
Educating Wyoming school children about agriculture is the goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee “Ag Books for Kids” project. 2014 marks the tenth year of the project. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee organizes the project and the county Farm Bureaus across the state donate agriculture books each year to the elementary school libraries across Wyoming.
During the proclamation signing and meeting with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee on Feb. 26, the Governor emphasized the importance of educating about agriculture through literacy.Full Article
For the 2013 crop year, crop insurance programs administered by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) covered over $145 million in crop liability for Wyoming farmers and ranchers. The state had over 2,500 policies in force for 2013, and those policies covered nearly 1.8 million Wyoming crop acres. Over 42 percent of Wyoming’s insured producers suffered a loss and received an indemnity in 2013; in fact, the average indemnity per indemnified policy for 2013 was over $10,000.
So, how will you manage risk in 2014? Wyoming producers are reminded that March 15 is the sales closing date for most spring seeded crops, including barley, corn, sugar beets, and wheat. March 15 is also the last date for new enrollees to sign up for RMA’s Adjusted Gross Revenue - Lite (AGR-Lite) Program, which is a whole-farm revenue insurance program. Because March 15 falls on a Saturday in 2014, the effective sales closing date for 2014 is March 17.Full Article
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