Feature Stories

“Top the Market” seminar May 17th

–Sponsored by the Goshen County Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee “Top the Market” a live cattle presentation and interactive panel discussion will be presented May 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Torrington Livestock Market in Torrington. The event is sponsored by the Goshen County Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and hosted by Torrington Livestock Markets.

Grizzlies, guns and guile

Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) defends constitutional liberties and the rule of law. This non-profit, legal foundation has represented the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and its members in many cases over the decades. MSLF President William Perry Pendley spoke to Farm Bureau members March 1 at the WyFB Legislative Meeting. “Grizzlies, guns, and guile are what I’m here to talk about especially as they relate to federal agencies and their attorneys,” Pendley stated.

Wyoming Livestock Board redefines Brucellosis Area of Concern boundaries – March 22, 2018

Now excluding Sheridan County and a large portion of Big Horn County, the boundaries of the Brucellosis Area of Concern have been redefined by the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) to include only Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) Hunt Areas 39, 40, and 41, located in Big Horn County.

Omnibus bill included permanent CERCLA fix – March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018, Washington, D.C.–H.R. 1625, the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on Friday, March 23, included a permanent fix for CERCLA reporting requirements for farmers and ranchers.

Transportation Department Extends ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers – March 15, 2018

The Department of Transportation has again extended the deadline for agricultural haulers to comply with the electronic logging device mandate. DOT’s initial agricultural exemption was set to expire on March 18. The new extension, which carries the exemption through another 90 days, allows the department additional time to issue guidance on the newly interpreted 150 air-mile agricultural commodity exemption and the hours of service regulations.

News Articles

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 Read Full Article

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

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. 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

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