2016 News Archives

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Senate Report on Federal Overreach Under Clean Water Act – Sept. 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2016 – “The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today released a report that exposes the administration’s reckless and unlawful actions in enforcing the Clean Water Act. The report shows in detail how the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have used an overly expansive interpretation of their authority to regulate ‘waters of the U.S.’


“Wyoming Needs Agriculture” food drive at the Sept. 17 UW Football Game

ü  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. UC Davis on Sept. 17 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.


Trespassing to stop under settlement – August 18, 2016

         Nearly two years after filing suit against anti livestock grazing organization, Western Watershed Projects, Wyoming landowners and WWP have reached an agreement to settle the Landowners’ trespass claims against WWP employee Jonathon Ratner and the organization.

         Western Watershed Projects has trespassed on these private lands over 60 times since 2005. Western Watershed Projects conceded to a Consent Decree in which they have stipulated to not trespass again on these lands and other lands owned by the landowners, amounting to over 50,000 acres, or they will face paying damages and attorney fees to the Landowners.


Livestock Rustling Suspect Arrested – Aug. 5, 2016

On August 03, 2016 at about 1324 hours, the Wyoming Livestock Board Law Enforcement and Investigation Division concluded a criminal investigation with the arrest of Roberto Lozano FUENTES within southeastern Sublette County on the felony charges violating Wyoming Statute(s) 6-3-413, Livestock Rustling and 11-30-104, Misbranding or Altering Brand of Livestock.


4 Ways We are Keeping our Farm Sustainable -July 13, 2016

By Carla Wardin

When people talk about sustainability, I like to point to generational farms as an example. I’m the sixth generation in my family to live and farm on the same land. For 137 years, my ancestors have been taking care of the land and water in order to ensure that we can raise great crops for our cattle and preserve good pasture for their grazing. We have always taken care to make certain that the creek that flows behind our house is kept clean. My great-great grandma hauled water from it, my great grandma washed their clothes in it, and now we responsibly irrigate from it. We’re not only taking care of it for us, we’re doing it for future generations of farmers.


Lawsuit challenging Wyoming trespass laws dismissed – July 7, 2016

Private property rights received a win on July 6 when U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl dismissed a lawsuit challenging Wyoming trespass laws. In the ruling, Skavdahl stated there is no constitutional right to trespass on private lands.

Judge Skavdahl wrote: “Plaintiffs’ claims are erroneously premised upon their perceived First Amendment right to trespass upon private property to collect resource data. No such constitutional right exists. To the contrary, the United States Supreme Court “has never held that a trespasser or an uninvited guest may exercise general rights of free speech on property privately owned.” Lloyd Corp., Limited, supra at 568.


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