Agricultural News

“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 Livestock Board redefines Brucellosis Area of Concern boundaries – March 22, 2018

Now excluding Sheridan County and a large portion of Big Horn County, the boundaries of the Brucellosis Area of Concern have been redefined by the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) to include only Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) Hunt Areas 39, 40, and 41, located in Big Horn County.

Omnibus bill included permanent CERCLA fix – March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018, Washington, D.C.–H.R. 1625, the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on Friday, March 23, included a permanent fix for CERCLA reporting requirements for farmers and ranchers.

Transportation Department Extends ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers – March 15, 2018

The Department of Transportation has again extended the deadline for agricultural haulers to comply with the electronic logging device mandate. DOT’s initial agricultural exemption was set to expire on March 18. The new extension, which carries the exemption through another 90 days, allows the department additional time to issue guidance on the newly interpreted 150 air-mile agricultural commodity exemption and the hours of service regulations.

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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UW’s Ben Berry wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

LARAMIE–University of Wyoming (UW) student Ben Berry discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet and earned $300 cash and a trip to Orlando, Florida.  Berry competed Nov. 16 with other University of Wyoming students in the event held at the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Perry Livingston elected to sixth term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov 13, 2010

CODY—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his sixth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Cody.  Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.

“It is a real privilege to continue serving agriculture and Wyoming Farm Bureau members,” Livingston said.  “It is an honor to serve our members who make this grassroots organization a strong voice for agriculture.”

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Senator Barrasso addresses Wyoming Farm Bureau Nov. 11, 2010

Cody–United States Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 2010 annual meeting in Cody.  Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston presented the award to Senator Barrasso on Nov. 11.

“We thank and recognize Senator Barrasso for his work in Washington D.C.,” Livingston stated.  “We appreciate the work he does on behalf of Wyoming citizens and specifically the Wyoming agriculture industry.”

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EQC rejects Very Rare or Uncommon Petition for Sand Creek area in Crook County – Nov. 3, 2010

The value of multiple-use in the Sand Creek area was retained October 28 when the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) voted 5 to 1 to not designate the Sand Creek area as “Very Rare or Uncommon.”   This vote was the culmination of a three year process in which the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance petitioned the EQC to designate the Sand Creek area “Very Rare or Uncommon.”  The Sand Creek area is located in Northeastern Wyoming, just south of Beulah, Wyo. and near the South Dakota border.

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America has a culture because of agriculture – Oct. 28, 2010

“There is no culture without agriculture.”–Dr. Gary Sides commented at the “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum in Torrington.  Take a moment to think about how far technology has brought us in America.  We can golf, go to movies, take a vacation, drive our kids to soccer games or go watch a football game with friends because we don’t have to work day and night to grow our own food thanks to agriculture!  Because of technological advances, we don’t have to worry about our kids dying from childhood diseases.

“Advancements in agriculture have freed up people to develop things like replacement knee surgery,” Dr. Sides, Pfizer Animal Health, said.  “Or eradicate diseases like polio.”

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Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Nov. 16 in Laramie – Oct. 25, 2010

–$300 cash prize and eligibility for national competition

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee invites all undergraduate students (attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Junior College) majoring (or with a minor) in agriculture to talk their way towards $300 cash.  On Nov. 16, 2010 the YF&R Committee will host the seventh annual WyFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet.  The competition will be at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture in Laramie.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau 91st Annual Meeting November 11-13 in Cody – Oct. 22, 2010

Farm Bureau members will be “Riding for the Brand” at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Nov. 11-13 at the Holiday Inn in Cody.  Featured speakers, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman and AFBF Grassroots/Political Advocacy Director Cody Lyon, will address agriculture issues and their impact on Wyoming.

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“Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum Oct. 7 in Torrington – Sept. 16, 2010

–Free event open to public

TORRINGTON–A global perspective on the impact of technology on agriculture will be the first topic discussed at the Oct. 7 “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Forum held at the Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Gary Sides, with Pfizer Animal Health, presents a very entertaining, science based and global view of how we use technology to feed the world.  Dr. Sides will speak from 9-11 a.m.  The forum is open to the public.

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“Ag Books for Kids” winners announced – June 7, 2010

Students from across Wyoming learned more about agriculture and were recently recognized for their participation in the 2010 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) “Ag Books for Kids” contests. The 2010 contests included: Coloring Contest for kindergarten and first grade; Poster Contest for second and third graders; and a Book Report Contest for fourth and fifth graders.

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