Agricultural News

Wyoming Farm Bureau members donated the equivalent of 10,021 meals to help Wyoming families in need – Nov. 28, 2017

LARAMIE, Nov. 28, 2017–Wyoming families facing hunger received a boost mid-November with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee “Harvest for All” project. The annual fund drive to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies raised the equivalent of 10,021 meals for Wyoming families.

Carbon County’s G.G. and Kim Kortes receive the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Leadership Award – Nov. 22, 2017

G.G. and Kim Kortes, of Carbon County, were awarded the 2017 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Leadership Award at the 98th annual meeting of the organization.  Presented Nov. 17, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their agricultural leadership service in the organization.

Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year; elects leaders – Nov. 21, 2017

November 21, 2017–Rural telecommunications, taxes, multiple-use of federal lands and the Worker Protection Standard were among the many topics included in policies adopted at the 98th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 16-18, 2017 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau.

DOT to Grant Initial 90-day Waiver from ELD’s for Agricultural Haulers

On November 20, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) informed the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) that the agency intends to grant an initial 90-day waiver from the requirement for agricultural and livestock haulers to obtain Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The 90-day waiver begins December 18th and allows the agency time to further examine AFBF’s exemption request while developing additional guidance for agricultural haulers.

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation honors Distinguished Service Award Recipients – Nov. 21, 2017

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation honored recipients of the 2017 Wyoming Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award at the 98th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Presented Nov. 17, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to agriculture.  The 2017 recipients are Carleton Perry, Sheridan County (posthumously recognized); David and Judy Garber, Sheridan County; and Perry Livingston, Crook County.

Todd Fornstrom elected to second term as Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation President – Nov. 18, 2017

CHEYENNE, Nov. 18, 2017—Todd Fornstrom, of Laramie County, was elected to his second term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Cheyenne. 

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 98th Annual Meeting Nov. 16-18 in Cheyenne

LARAMIE-“Wyoming Ag Eclipses All The Rest” is the theme of the 98th Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  The meeting will be Nov. 16-18, 2017 in Cheyenne at the Radisson Hotel.

According to WyFB President Todd Fornstrom, not only does “Wyoming Ag Eclipse All the Rest” but so do its people and the work they do to keep agriculture strong. (more…)

Upcoming Wyoming meetings on Sage-grouse conservation plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo.; Oct. 24, 2017 – As part of its commitment to supporting healthy, productive public lands through shared conservation stewardship, the BLM Wyoming State Office will host two meetings to engage the public in the land use planning process for the management of Greater Sage-grouse habitat. (more…)

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.).  (more…)

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.  (more…)

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.” (more…)

Wyoming Needs Agriculture Day at UW Football Game Sept. 23

–First 400 fans to donate canned foods or monetary donations receive t-shirts

“Wyoming Needs Agriculture” Day is coming to a University of Wyoming Cowboy Football game on September 23, 2017 and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is proud to sponsor the game day event.

Promoting Wyoming farmers and ranchers and Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program will be the premier focus of the event. Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned goods or monetary donations which will be collected at the WyFB area at the “Pre-Game Zone” on game day.  The first 400 fans donating will receive a t-shirt.  (more…)