2014 News Archives

Farm Bureau Denounces Federal Overreach on States’ Water Rights – Sept. 10, 2014

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2014 – The Forest Service’s latest attempt to take water rights from farmers and ranchers violates fundamental constitutional protections, the Colorado Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. The proposed Forest Service Groundwater Directive, they said, would circumvent state water rights and give the agency unprecedented control over water use in the West.

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Farm Bureau Decodes Water Rule Proposal, Asks EPA to Rescind – July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2014–The American Farm Bureau Federation last night released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest clean water rule. Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant administrator for water, made the statements in a recent agency blog post.

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Discounts on Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Offered to Farm Bureau Members – July 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2014–Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage! program with Polaris Industries Inc., is available to eligible members in participating states, effective immediately. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, demonstrates Farm Bureau’s continued investment in exceeding member expectations.

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Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) makes the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to October 1, 2011.

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Landowners file trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project – June 13, 2014

The United States and Wyoming Constitutions hold the ownership and protection of private property, including the right to exclude third parties, in the highest regard.  Regardless whether your private property is your backyard in town or rangeland in the country, trespassing is illegal.

Fifteen landowners in Fremont County, Wyoming and Lincoln County, Wyoming have filed a civil trespass lawsuit in Wyoming District Court, Fremont County, against Western Watersheds Project, Inc. (WWP) and Jonathan Ratner, WWP Director for Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, and John Does 1-10 with the Western Watersheds Project, Inc. for intentionally and without landowner permission trespassing and entering private property. 

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Farm Bureau: WRRDA Will Benefit Generations of Americans – June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2014–Signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 into law today puts America’s inland waterways and port infrastructure on a solid and sustainable foundation to contribute to U.S. economic growth, jobs and global competitiveness for generations to come, said the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau awards nine scholarships – June 2014

LaramieThe Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded nine college scholarships to the children of Farm Bureau members.

“Providing opportunities for our members’ children to receive a college education is what the Farm Bureau scholarship program is about,” Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston said.  “This year the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation will provide $5,500 in college scholarships to children of Farm Bureau members.  Additionally, most county Farm Bureaus also offer scholarships.”

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