July 27, 2021–The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is deeply saddened to learn of Senator Mike Enzi’s passing.
“We want to pass along our condolences to his family,” said WyFB President Todd Fornstrom. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
“Senator Enzi represented Wyoming well and gave unstintingly of his time to represent our citizens.
“He was one of the advocates of the 80/20 principle where you looked for the 80 percent of the items you could agree on and worked to advance the policies which helped all our citizens and did not worry about the 20 percent on which people could not agree.
“He will certainly be missed.
July 16, 2021, Cheyenne – Governor Mark Gordon is convening a Colorado River Working Group that will meet regularly to discuss important Colorado River matters and monitor potential impacts to Wyoming. The action comes in response to drought conditions in the Colorado, Green and Little Snake River basins that have led the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to announce drawdowns from Flaming Gorge Reservoir in order to maintain minimum levels at Lake Powell. At this time no restrictions on Wyoming water users are proposed. (more…)
As I think about our country’s 245th birthday, I thank God for all those who have stepped up to defend our nation, for those who have fought for change and for those who bring communities together to support each other in times of crisis. (more…)
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented On June 22 on the scheduled U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on price volatility in cattle markets. (more…)
Recently introduced legislation would create greater price discovery and transparency within the cattle market, while giving producers more tools and useful information. The Farm Bureau-backed Optimizing the Cattle Market Act of 2021 would direct USDA to create a cattle formula contracts library and increase the reporting window for “cattle committed” from seven to 14 days. (more…)
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented June 9 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
“The American Farm Bureau Federation is extremely disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of its intention to reverse the environmentally conscious Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which finally brought clarity and certainty to clean water efforts. Farmers and ranchers care about clean water and preserving the land, and they support the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. (more…)
Laramie-The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. (more…)
Nearly 10,000 agriculture books have been donated to Wyoming elementary schools through the 17-year span of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee “Ag Books for Kids” program. Contests are held each year associated with the book of the year to encourage students to learn even more about agriculture. (more…)
The American Farm Bureau Federation joined all 50 state Farm Bureaus and Puerto Rico Farm Bureau in sending a letter today urging the Biden administration to address the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. The increase in illegal immigration is severely impacting farm and ranch families, putting property and personal safety at risk. The letter was sent to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. (more…)
On Monday, May 10, 2021, member leaders of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Farmers Union, R-CALF USA, and the United States Cattlemen’s Association met in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…)