Farm Bureau Views

COURAGE—my “C” word for 2020 – December 2020/January 2021

2020: The year of the “C” word that millions of people think of…COVID. I believe the more fitting word is courage. The ability of being courageous and working hard during a time of unknowing is why I think it represents 2020 in my world.   For that matter, perseverance, independence, responsibility, persistence, opportunity, and long term are the words I think represent 2020 in my world.  Read Full Article

Let’s manage instead of repeat – November 2020

The last two or three months have allowed Wyomingites the opportunity to breath smoke from forest fires throughout the west.  Indeed, just west of Laramie there is a forest fire which is over 170,000 acres as of the writing of this column.  South of us in Colorado, there are also some large forest fires, and everyone has heard about the conflagrations in California and Oregon. Read Full Article

Science (not politics) should drive recovery of species – October 2020

Readers of my column will see a column from time to time expressing how the current Endangered Species Act (ESA) needs some work.  For those of you who have read these columns and are tired of hearing about how the ESA doesn’t work you may want to stop reading now because I’m going to talk about another example of how the current ESA needs some changes. 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

Diverse issues discussed at AFBF annual convention – Feb. 2020

One of the things that is always amazing when attending the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting is the shear diversity of agriculture in the United States. We also learn about the diversity of issues too and when you consider how many different commodities come together at the annual meeting it is a small wonder our system of adopting policy developed the way it did. I doubt it could occur any other way and still be successful for over 100 years. Read Full Article

Kicking off our Centennial Celebration – November 2019

The Southwest District will host the 100th annual meeting in Laramie beginning on Wednesday November 13th. This will be the kickoff for our 100th Celebration and we have a number of additions to this year’s meeting to help begin the celebration. AFBF president Zippy Duvall will be the keynote speaker at the banquet Thursday evening. As the head of the largest agricultural organization in the nation we are honored to have an opportunity to hear from President Duvall. We will also have Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band entertain us later that evening. Many of you have probably heard Read Full Article

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