Agricultural News

What’s Behind the Label on a Bag of Seed?

The seed label, or tag as it is often referred, is like the inside jacket of a novel. It tells you everything that’s important about your bag of seed. The United States is frequently cited as one of the most reliable producers of food in the world. One of the reasons for that is because we have some of the most stringent seed laws in the world. The seed label reflects those laws. Strong seed laws provide the means to ensure plant breeder’s rights, encourage biodiversity, and greater opportunity for financial success by the grower community. Of course, the ultimate

“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 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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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.).  (more…)

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.  (more…)

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.” (more…)

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