2015 News Archives

Farm Bureau Asks Supreme Court to Stop EPA Abuse of Clean Water Act Powers – Nov. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2015 –The American Farm Bureau Federation and a coalition of agricultural and builder groups today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage local land use and development decisions under the guise of implementing the federal Clean Water Act. The lower court’s ruling, according to the petition, “opens the door for a dramatic expansion of federal power” and must be overturned.

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Federal Court orders the EPA to stop – Oct. 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2015 – “A federal court today ordered the EPA to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States rule. The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the Sixth Circuit recognizes that this rule has serious flaws and cannot go forward until the courts have had an opportunity to understand its effect on farmers, ranchers and landowners of all kinds.

Regular YF&R and Collegiate Discussion Meet competitions Nov. 12 in Cody

College students in Wyoming and Wyoming Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 a are invited to participate in the 2015 Discussion Meet competitions.  There are two different competitions that will be held during the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Annual Meeting in Cody.  The competitions will be Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in Cody.

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Farm Bureau: More Maps Show how EPA’s Overreach Imperils U.S. Agriculture, Housing and Industry – Sept. 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation on Sept. 3 released still more maps that show how the Environmental Protection Agency intends to radically expand its jurisdiction over land use via the newly issued Waters of the United States rule. Implementation of the rule in at least 13 states was recently halted by a court in North Dakota pending further hearings.

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“Harvest for All” event at the Sept. 26 UW Football Game

Celebrate Agriculture.  Cheer on the Pokes.  Help Fight Hunger in Wyoming.   Get a free t-shirt.

Cowboy Fans headed to the University of Wyoming (UW) Cowboy Football game vs. New Mexico on Sept. 26 can check all items off this list above.  The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Wyoming Needs Agriculture/Harvest for All” event to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR).  WFBR, Wyoming’s only food bank, serves hunger relief agencies in all of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Injunction Against EPA Water Rule – Aug. 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 – “Last night Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court of North Dakota issued an order to stop the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule in its tracks. He found strong evidence that the EPA was arbitrary and capricious in its rulemaking. He saw no connection between key provisions of the rule and science that was presented to support it. Based on evidence presented so far, he ordered that the rule be stopped while the litigation continues to a conclusion,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.

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