A look at the 104th AFBF Convention through Wyoming eyes – January 12, 2023

“Being part of this grassroots organization is empowering because it gives us the knowledge to understand agricultural issues and adversities and gives us a tool to help drive policies which affect all farmers and ranchers,” said Kathy and Russ Austin of Albany County. “Attending the AFBF Convention in Puerto Rico allowed us to see the whole picture. We would love it if all members could experience this opportunity.” (more…)

New water rule will create uncertainty and disruption – January 4, 2023

January 4, 2023–The administration’s December 30, 2022 announcement to replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule with yet another Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, will create uncertainty and disruption in the management of natural resources, according to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.

“As farmers and ranchers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water,” said Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) President Todd Fornstrom. “Reverting to a rule that was unreasonable and unworkable is a threat to the nation’s water. The 2015 Rule made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers and ranchers.” (more…)

Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference January 20-21, 2023 in Pinedale, Wyoming

Hosted by Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB)Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee for agriculturalists of all ages

 “Building our Future” is the theme for a Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, Jan. 20-21, 2023 in Pinedale, Wyoming. Sessions will take place discussing the Cattle Market, Green River Drift, Inflation, Range Monitoring, Green River Basin, Beef and Bitcoin and much more over the two-day event. (more…)

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation sets policy for coming year, elects leaders – November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022—Corner crossing trespass, aging irrigation infrastructure, social governance scores, and foreign ownership of land, water and minerals were among the many topics included in policies adopted at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 10-12, 2022 in Casper, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of the Farm Bureau Federation.  The need for the protection of property rights resonated through the discussions as Farm Bureau Federation members developed policy. (more…)

Todd Fornstrom elected to seventh term as Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation President

Nov. 14, 2022—Todd Fornstrom, of Laramie County, was elected to his seventh term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 103rd Annual Meeting in Casper.

“Being trusted to be a representative for what I believe to be best agricultural organization in our country, if not the world, is an extreme honor,” said Fornstrom. “I’m ready to continue working for our farmers and ranchers in Wyoming.” (more…)

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