2016 News Archives

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Committee elects Stacy Berger as State Chair – Nov. 15, 2016

LARAMIE—The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee elected Albany County Rancher Stacy Berger to her first term as the WyFB YF&R State Committee Chair.

“I am really excited for this opportunity,” Berger said. “I’m hoping to be the kind of leader that will inspire others to take the next step of involvement and really ask the question of what can I do for agriculture through Farm Bureau.”

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Government and Industry Groups Ask Court to Overturn EPA Water Rule – Nov. 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2016 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with dozens of agricultural, business and municipal entities, today asked a federal court to vacate the EPA’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of the United States” rule. The brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lays out in detail the substance of the groups’ allegations. It follows a year of litigation over which court had jurisdiction to hear challenges to the expansive and unlawful rule.

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Poisonous Plants Symposium Nov. 10 in Laramie

–Free event, open to public.  Sponsored by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation

 LARAMIE–Ranchers are no stranger to the risks poisonous plants pose to livestock. Have you ever questioned the exact toxicology behind how these plants affect livestock? Are you looking for innovative solutions to managing these risks?

A free informational symposium on poisonous plants is being presented by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Laramie. Held in conjunction with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, the symposium will be at the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center in Laramie.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 97th Annual Meeting Nov. 10-12 in Laramie

LARAMIE–“Agriculture…Keeping Wyoming Strong” is the theme of the 97th Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB). The meeting will be Nov. 10-12, 2016 in Laramie at the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center.

Policy development

Policy discussions are the main purpose of the meeting and guide the work of the federation. According to Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, resolutions cover a broad range of topics including special tax districts, shed antler hunting, speed limiting devices on vehicles, the beef check-off, and open range accident liability.

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Leading Farm Organizations Challenge Dannon and Other Food Companies on Retreat from Sustainable Agriculture Practices – Oct. 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2016 – Leaders of the nation’s top farming organizations joined together today in urging food companies to recognize that their sustainability goals, intended to reduce the use of natural resources, cannot be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices, despite any misleading assertions to the contrary.

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Regular YF&R and Collegiate Discussion Meet competitions Nov. 10

           Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 and college students in Wyoming are invited to participate in the 2016 Discussion Meet competitions. There are two different competitions that will be held during the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Annual Meeting in Laramie. The competitions will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Laramie.

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The Unbelievable Reality of Regulation – Sept. 28, 2016

By Blake Hurst

Why should that be a top priority of the new Congress? Well, let’s talk about Charlie and John. Charlie owns a small fertilizer plant. It supplies anhydrous ammonia to Charlie’s farm and to the rest of his family as well. He has about four non-family customers. New regulations, in response to a terrible explosion in Texas, will mean that Charlie will have to spend about $30,000 on various safety updates. Charlie can also expect to spend a lot more time filling out reports and showing inspectors around his tiny fertilizer plant.

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