The ability of landowners to protect their property rights was strengthened as a result of Senate File 12 (Trespassing to Collect Data) passed by the Wyoming Legislature and signed into law by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on March 5.Full Article
By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation
While the Environmental Protection Agency continues to court America’s farmers to support the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), the messages of the agency’s charm offensive could actually be telegraphing a regulatory nightmare for many farmers across wide swaths of prime farm and ranch country.
Based on messages recently delivered by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, coupled with language in the proposed WOTUS rule, the EPA appears ready to make prairie potholes a categorical “water of the United States.” That would subject owners of prairie potholes to an unnecessary, punishing and patently duplicative blanket of bureaucracy.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.