Year: 2017

Coalition Asks Senators to Put HIT Relief in Health Care Bill – Sept. 21, 2017

More than 30 organizations representing small business owners, their employees and the self-employed are urging a group of senators to include relief from the health insurance tax in their Affordable Care Act repeal and replace bill. At a minimum, a one-year delay of the HIT would provide critical relief to the millions of hardworking Americans struggling to afford the cost of rising premiums, the Stop the Hit Coalition said in a letter to Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.).  Read Full Article

What’s old is new again – October 2017

I’ve been reading an article about a delivery service in Great Britain that is entering into the home delivery market for groceries in competition with a couple of other services already going. This company feels there is room in that market to expand this home delivery service. Read Full Article

Wyoming Needs Agriculture Day at UW Football Game Sept. 23

–First 400 fans to donate canned foods/money receive t-shirts    Laramie–“Wyoming Needs Agriculture” Day is coming to the University of Wyoming Cowboy Football game on September 23, 2017 and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is proud to sponsor the game day event.  Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned goods or monetary donations to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation area at the “Pre-Game Zone” at the Indoor Practice Facility from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 23.  The first 400 fans donating will receive a t-shirt.  Read Full Article

Equifax Data Breach; How to Protect Your Identity

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, has confirmed and launched an investigation into a data breach event potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. In light of this situation, please click here learn more and read tips to educate yourself on how to better protect your identity. Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Statement on Circuit Court Decision regarding case against Wyoming’s Data Trespass Law—Sept. 7, 2017

              Laramie, Sept. 7, 2017—Today the 10th Circuit Court reversed the Wyoming District Court decision regarding Western Watershed Project’s (WWP) challenge to Wyoming’s data trespass law.  The Court remanded the case back to the Wyoming District Court and held that section c of the law could be a violation of the Constitution’s 1st amendment rights of free speech. “We are very disappointed and surprised by the ruling,” stated Brett Moline, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Director of Public and Government Affairs. “The Wyoming Farm Bureau supported the law change in hopes to strengthen private property rights in Wyoming.” Read Full Article

Representing issues that matter to you – September 2017

Every year about this time Wyoming Farm Bureau members should receive a notice to renew their membership in their county Farm Bureau organization. Not many organizations have a local group that you can join, but Farm Bureau has long felt that being a member of your county Farm Bureau was an important step in keeping Farm Bureau a grassroots organization. Read Full Article