Year: 2011

WyFB 92nd Annual Meeting – Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012

With the 92nd Annual Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation meeting in my rear view mirror, I would like to take some time to thank those dedicated members who spent their time to come represent their fellow food producers to vote and discuss policies that will direct our organization over the coming years.  We were also fortunate enough to hear from both our U.S. Senators and the Governor.  Read Full Article

Agriculture’s Stellar Performance – Dec. 29, 2011

“Jobs, jobs, jobs” seems to be the campaign theme for both major parties in 2012, and while unemployment is a terrible hardship, we can be thankful that the campaign is not about “food, food, food.” In an election year there is sure to be a focus on all the things that are wrong with the economy and the country at large. Both political parties would like to make things better. Unemployment, housing, energy, education and a crumbling infrastructure are all going to be touched on in campaigns. Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau members donated the equivalent of 5,793 meals to help Wyoming families in need; volunteered at Wyoming Food Bank – Dec. 8, 2011

When it comes to helping neighbors in need, you can always find ranchers and farmers doing what is needed to get the job done.  The same is true when it comes to helping those who face hunger around the state of Wyoming.  In what is called “Harvest for All”, a Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee project, farmers and ranchers from around the state have provided food and funds that are equivalent to 5,793 meals for Wyoming families as well as donating 20 working man hours. Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year – Nov. 16, 2011

Laramie— Policies dealing with wolves, eminent domain, conservation easements, and federal land issues were among the many policies adopted at the 92nd annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 10-12, 2011 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau. “Farm Bureau policy is founded on the protection of private property rights, constitutional government and individual freedoms,” WyFB President Perry Livingston said.  “The policy discussions focused on many different issues relating to our founding principles.” Read Full Article