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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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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

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

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.  Read Full Article

Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2017 — Congressional leaders and administration officials have released a statement on tax reform that addresses many issues of importance to America’s farm and ranch families. The following statement about that action may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “America’s farmers and ranchers are encouraged to see that key congressional leaders and the administration understand how important tax reform is to all Americans. Fixing our tax system now is crucial to creating economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers and other family-owned businesses. This is especially important as farmers continue to face down tough Read Full Article

Trichomoniasis Special Focus Area Board Order – July 13, 2017

The Wyoming Livestock Board met July 11, 2017 to discuss renewing and updating a March  2013 board order that created a Trichomoniasis Special Focus Area. Due to the threat of Trichomoniasis remaining in Uinta, Lincoln, and Sweetwater counties, the board amended and renewed the board order. Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle that causes cows to abort early in pregnancy and become temporarily infertile. The disease is incurable in bulls. Read Full Article

New law changes ag requirements for driver’s license – July 5, 2017

–FARM sticker clarification A new law went into effect July 1, 2017, that affects Wyoming Farm Bureau members and all farmers and ranchers in Wyoming. “Now farmers and ranchers can haul their own products, with their own trucks and trailers throughout the State,” said Brett Moline, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Director of Public and Government Affairs. “They may also haul out-of-state within 150 air miles of their residence. These loads will have to meet the weight limits allowed for specific roads and states.” This new law was passed by the 2017 Legislature. The Federal Motor Carrier Act allows states to Read Full Article

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