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Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Jan. 19-21 in Thermopolis

“Springing Outward and Upward” is the theme of the Jan. 19-21, 2018 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference in Thermopolis.   The conference is open to young agricultural producers between the ages of 18-35 (no membership necessary) and all Farm Bureau members. 

Tax Reform Package to Benefit Farmers, Ranchers – Dec. 20, 2017

“The tax reform package passed by Congress this week will result in lower taxes for the vast majority of farmers and ranchers. This tax overhaul includes many changes to the tax code, most notably lower individual tax rates, that will benefit farmers and ranchers. Ninety-four percent of farmers and ranchers pay taxes as individuals, and those rates are coming down. The bill also maintains all of the important deductions and credits that farmers rely on. So, thanks to a lot of hard work by Congress and the administration, farmers will have both lower rates and all the tools they’ve always

Delinquent brand period ends Dec. 31

The Wyoming Livestock Board wants to remind people that the delinquent brand period is about to draw to a close on the 2017 renewal period. Any delinquent brands that were not renewed by December 31, 2017, will be declared abandoned and be available to be applied for by other applicants. As part of the abandoned process all delinquent brands not renewed before December 31, 2017, will be moved to the abandoned brand category January 8, 2018.

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DOT to Grant Initial 90-Day Waiver from ELDs for Agricultural Haulers

On December 18, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released details on the 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 our exemption request while developing additional guidance for agricultural haulers. On September 12, 2017, Farm Bureau, National Pork Producers Council, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, and five other livestock, aquaculture and beekeeping organizations petitioned the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a waiver and limited exemption from the ELD mandate for drivers who haul livestock, live fish and Read Full Article

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. Read Full Article

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. Read Full Article

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. Read Full Article

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. Read Full Article

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