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Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Jan. 19-21 in Thermopolis

“Springing Outward and Upward” is the theme of the Jan. 19-21, 2018 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference in Thermopolis.   The conference is open to young agricultural producers between the ages of 18-35 (no membership necessary) and all Farm Bureau members. 

Tax Reform Package to Benefit Farmers, Ranchers – Dec. 20, 2017

“The tax reform package passed by Congress this week will result in lower taxes for the vast majority of farmers and ranchers. This tax overhaul includes many changes to the tax code, most notably lower individual tax rates, that will benefit farmers and ranchers. Ninety-four percent of farmers and ranchers pay taxes as individuals, and those rates are coming down. The bill also maintains all of the important deductions and credits that farmers rely on. So, thanks to a lot of hard work by Congress and the administration, farmers will have both lower rates and all the tools they’ve always

Delinquent brand period ends Dec. 31

The Wyoming Livestock Board wants to remind people that the delinquent brand period is about to draw to a close on the 2017 renewal period. Any delinquent brands that were not renewed by December 31, 2017, will be declared abandoned and be available to be applied for by other applicants. As part of the abandoned process all delinquent brands not renewed before December 31, 2017, will be moved to the abandoned brand category January 8, 2018.

AFBF President Stallman Statement Regarding USDA Decision to Deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa–Jan. 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2011—“The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s announcement that the Agriculture Department will fully deregulate Roundup Ready alfalfa.  The decision follows the completion of the comprehensive environmental impact statement (EIS) conducted by USDA that analyzed the potential environmental impact of Roundup Ready alfalfa, and concluded that it is safe and does not represent a plant pest risk.  The action is consistent with the department’s statutory authority and the United States’ commitment to a science and risk-based regulatory system for agricultural biotechnology.  Decisions based on sound science are the underpinning of U.S. domestic and international biotech policy.

“This week’s action by USDA clears up uncertainty for producers and allows them to move forward with planting decisions. Ensuring farmers and ranchers have access to the latest, proven-safe technology for food production is vital to their productivity in meeting the world’s growing food demand.”

Young Farmers and Ranchers Legislative Conference Feb. 14-15 in Cheyenne–Jan. 24, 2011

–Joint with WyFB Legislative Meeting

Exploring the Wyoming State Legislature and gaining realistic skills and strategies for making an influence is the focus of the 2011 Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Legislative Conference.   Wyoming young farmers and ranchers are invited to attend the “YF&R Legislative Conference” Feb. 14-15 in Cheyenne.  The conference is open to all young agricultural producers (between the ages of 18-35) and all Farm Bureau members.  Children are welcome.

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Cody’s Scott George named 2009 Wyoming Farm Bureau Leadership Award recipient – Nov. 18, 2010

LARAMIE—Scott George, of Cody, was awarded the 2009 Farm Bureau Leadership Award at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Presented last Friday, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their agricultural leadership service in the organization.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, George was unable to attend the 2009 meeting so the award was saved for a presentation in 2010.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Statement regarding U.S. District Judge Johnson’s decision in State of Wyoming v. USFWS – Nov 18, 2010

LARAMIE—“The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the Nov. 18 decision by U.S. District Judge Johnson in the wolf lawsuit,” Perry Livingston, Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) President stated.  “Judge Johnson ruled that the USFWS rejection of the Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious.”

“From the 1980s to 2009 a lot has changed in what the United States Fish and Wildlife Service says about the wolves in Wyoming,” Livingston continued.  “From the 1980s to 2009 nothing has changed in what the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation says about wolves in Wyoming.”

“Wolves were supposedly going to stay in the Park,” Ken Hamilton, Wyoming Farm Bureau executive vice president, said.  “The federal government sold the public on the idea that wolves were supposedly going to stay in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.  The recovery numbers and requirements by the USFWS have been a moving target and when you throw the judiciary in there it becomes even more confusing.”

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U.S. District Judge Johnson: USFWS rejection of Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious

CHEYENNE, Nov. 18, 2010–In a Nov. 18, 2010 ruling, United States District Judge Alan Johnson ruled that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) rejection of the Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious.  The court remanded the issue back to the USFWS to fix.

“We are pleased with the decision,” Harriet Hageman, attorney for the Wyoming Wolf Coalition, stated.  “We have felt all along the USFWS actions weren’t based on science.”

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Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year – Nov 17, 2010

Laramie— Policies dealing with perpetuities, government budgeting, capital gains, and health care were among the many policies adopted at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 11-13, 2010 in Cody, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau.

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