Year: 2013

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 18-19 in Cheyenne

              Legislative issues, USDA’s final traceability rule, agriculture transportation and agriculture livestock theft are a few of the topics that will be presented at the 2013 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting.  United States Senator Mike Enzi will address members on Monday afternoon.  United States Representative Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and United States Senator John Barrasso will speak to the group on Feb. 19.                The meeting will be Feb. 18-19 at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne.  Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau members the opportunity to meet with their legislators Read Full Article

AFBF Board Establishes Strategic Action Plan for 2013 – Jan. 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2013 – Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting, which wrapped up Jan. 16 in Nashville, the organization’s board of directors met to establish priorities for AFBF’s strategic action plan for 2013. “This plan represents those issue areas where we believe the American Farm Bureau Federation and its grassroots members will have real opportunities to achieve success this year, as well as challenges we will need to tackle to help safeguard our members’ ability to operate their farms and ranches,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. Read Full Article

American Farm Bureau Federation Statement Regarding Fiscal Cliff Package And Farm Bill Extension – Jan. 2, 2012

“While much work remains on addressing the spending side of the ledger, the fiscal cliff package that was just approved injected a good dose of certainty into our nation’s tax policy. That is a major achievement. The measure restored the $5 million exemption level for the estate tax, which was in danger of falling to just $1 million,” Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation President said.  “On the minus side, the top estate tax rate increased from 35 percent to 40 percent. Permanent capital gains tax provisions that retain lower rates was a positive point, as was the inclusion of Read Full Article

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