Year: 2020

Send Your Thanks: Thank President Trump for Modernizing Regulations

Send your thanks:  NEPA modernization will promote more efficient, effective and timely federal environmental reviews. The new regulations apply to a broad range of federal actions, including federally funded construction projects, plans to manage and develop federal lands, and federal authorizations of non-federal activities such as licenses and permits. Read Full Article

WyFB awards nine college scholarships

Investing in the youth of our great state as they work to accomplish their academic goals is important to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  Each year we award $5,500 in college scholarships to nine Farm Bureau members and/or the children of Farm Bureau members. Read Full Article

USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers – June 30, 2020

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect July 1, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost. Read Full Article

Wyoming FSA: Farm Service Agency to Host Webinars on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency will host a series of webinars to discuss what producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). USDA is making available $16 billion in financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs as a result of lower demand, surplus production, and disruptions to shipping patterns and the orderly marketing of commodities. Read Full Article

SBA: Delivering Support to Wyoming Producers – June 2, 2020

By Dan Nordberg and Amy Lea The devastating impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has tested the will of millions of agricultural businesses and farms throughout rural communities all over our nation, but help is on the way. Congress recently passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which includes over $310 billion in new funding to help small businesses and agricultural related industries support their payroll costs. Read Full Article

Farmers and Ranchers in Wyoming Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – May 26, 2020

Online Tools and Toll-Free Number Available to Assist Producers CASPER, WY, May 26, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation. Read Full Article

COVID-19. What have we learned? – May 2020

It’s been over a month since Wyoming started seeing the affects from the coronavirus. Some states have been dealing with it longer and Wyoming was probably one of the last states to be affected. The impact has been significant, and we’ve seen a number of businesses close their doors to help prevent the spread. There are some things we can learn from this. Read Full Article

AFBF Virtual Collegiate Discussion Meet–LaPoint finishes in Top 16

“Competing in the national competition helped me as a student in that my increased awareness of these agricultural issues was extremely applicable to nearly everything I learned in class,” said Kathi LaPoint, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation’s (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Collegiate Discussion Meet (CDM) national contestant. “Not only did I gain valuable communication skills, but I gained confidence in my ability to discuss issues and seek solutions while thinking on my feet.” Read Full Article

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