Year: 2013

WyFB Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16

LARAMIE—The 94th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie Nov. 14-16, 2013; preceded by the WyFB Foundation Symposium.   Featured speakers at the annual meeting include United States Representative Cynthia Lummis; United States Senator Mike Enzi; American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Senior Counsel for Public Policy Danielle Quist; Paul Schlegel, AFBF Director, Environment and Energy Policy; and Kevin Spafford, Founder of Legacy by Design and eLegacy Connect.  Full agenda attached. Read Full Article

American Farm Bureau Appeals Chesapeake Bay Ruling – October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2013—The American Farm Bureau Federation took action Monday to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed.  AFBF filed a notice to appeal the Sept. 13 federal district court ruling, seeking reversal of a decision that gives EPA wide latitude to dictate local land-use and development decisions. “This is a wrongly decided case that has dangerous implications for farmers and many others in the Chesapeake Bay area and nationwide,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “This case isn’t about whether or not to protect the Chesapeake Read Full Article

Canned food drive at Oct. 12 UW Football Game

Celebrate Agriculture. Cheer on the Pokes. Help Fight Hunger in Wyoming.  Get a free t-shirt. Cowboy Fans headed to the University of Wyoming Cowboy Homecoming Football game vs. New Mexico on Oct. 12 can check all items off this list.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Celebrate Agriculture/Harvest for All” canned food drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned food items to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation tent at Tailgate Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on game day.  The first 1,000 Cowboy Fans Read Full Article

Expectations of privacy – September 2013

I’m sure when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone there were a lot of folks that marveled at the changes the device was making to their way of life.  Mr. Bell’s invention changed the way people communicated that continues its march today.  Another change came about with the development of the internet.  Not only can people share information in ways not even dreamed about by our grandparents, but it has opened up a whole new world for entrepreneurs.  Information sharing has allowed someone with reasonable writing skills to develop and provide online news services.  This information sharing bypasses the old Read Full Article

Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Oct. 8 in Laramie

–$300 cash prize and eligibility for national competition; Oct. 1 application deadline             Wyoming college students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning at college and help develop their communication skills for agriculture through the 2013 Wyoming Farm Bureau YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet.             The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee invites all undergraduate students (attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Junior College) majoring (or with a minor) in agriculture to talk their way towards $300 cash and an expense paid trip to the national competition.  On Oct. 8, 2013 the Read Full Article

AFBF Expresses Disappointment With Court’s Bay Ruling – Sept. 16, 2013

The American Farm Bureau Federation expressed disappointment with the district court’s recent ruling upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay. “We believe the ruling is incorrect and has huge implications for farmers and many others in the Bay area and nationwide,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman in a statement. Further, according to Stallman: “Win or lose in this lawsuit, farmers care deeply about our natural environment and want to do our part to improve water quality. But Congress did not authorize EPA to dictate how farmers, builders, homeowners and towns would share the responsibility of Read Full Article

POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 12–Canned food drive at Sept. 14 UW Football Game

 **This event has been postponed until October 12.   Due to the incredible rain, Tailgate Park outdoors has been moved indoors.  Watch for details on the October 12 event.** Celebrate Agriculture. Cheer on the Pokes. Help Fight Hunger in Wyoming.  Get a free t-shirt. Cowboy Fans headed to this Saturday’s (Sept. 14) University of Wyoming Cowboy Football game vs. Northern Colorado can check all items off this list.  September 14 is “Celebrate Agriculture Day” at Cowboy Football.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Harvest for All” canned food drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Read Full Article

Canned food drive at Sept. 14 UW Football Game

Celebrate Agriculture. Cheer on the Pokes. Help Fight Hunger in Wyoming. Get a free t-shirt. Cowboy Fans headed to this Saturday’s (Sept. 14) University of Wyoming Cowboy Football game vs. Northern Colorado can check all items off this list.  September 14 is “Celebrate Agriculture Day” at Cowboy Football.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Harvest for All” canned food drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned food items to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Tailgate Park tent from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on game Read Full Article

WRDA Critical to Improving Water Transportation – August 28, 2013

By Stewart Truelsen  There’s hardly a school kid who is not familiar with the American folksong, “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal.” The song went by a number of names including “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal.” If you remember your American history, you’ll recall that the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo, N.Y., was a marvelous engineering feat. Work commenced in 1817 and the 363-mile canal was finished by 1825, just eight years later.  Today, it would take the entire eight years just to study whether the canal should be built and that is no exaggeration. The canal cost Read Full Article

Website available to answer healthcare law questions – August 27, 2013

MyCoverageWyoming.org is a website that aims to provide the basics of the new healthcare law and what to expect heading into 2014.  The website works to provide simple, easy to understand, basic information to answer questions or concerns from about potential changes to health care insurance coverage, even though we know there are many details that have not been finalized.   Read Full Article

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