2011 News Archives

Agriculture’s Stellar Performance – Dec. 29, 2011

“Jobs, jobs, jobs” seems to be the campaign theme for both major parties in 2012, and while unemployment is a terrible hardship, we can be thankful that the campaign is not about “food, food, food.”

In an election year there is sure to be a focus on all the things that are wrong with the economy and the country at large. Both political parties would like to make things better. Unemployment, housing, energy, education and a crumbling infrastructure are all going to be touched on in campaigns.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau members donated the equivalent of 5,793 meals to help Wyoming families in need; volunteered at Wyoming Food Bank – Dec. 8, 2011

When it comes to helping neighbors in need, you can always find ranchers and farmers doing what is needed to get the job done.  The same is true when it comes to helping those who face hunger around the state of Wyoming.  In what is called “Harvest for All”, a Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee project, farmers and ranchers from around the state have provided food and funds that are equivalent to 5,793 meals for Wyoming families as well as donating 20 working man hours.

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Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year – Nov. 16, 2011

Laramie— Policies dealing with wolves, eminent domain, conservation easements, and federal land issues were among the many policies adopted at the 92nd annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 10-12, 2011 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau.

“Farm Bureau policy is founded on the protection of private property rights, constitutional government and individual freedoms,” WyFB President Perry Livingston said.  “The policy discussions focused on many different issues relating to our founding principles.”

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Perry Livingston elected to seventh term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov. 12, 2011

CHEYENNE—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his seventh term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting in Cheyenne.  Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.  

“It is a real privilege to continue serving agriculture and Wyoming Farm Bureau members,” Livingston said.  “It is an honor to serve our members who make this grassroots organization a strong voice for agriculture.”

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Wyoming Farm Bureau: Wolf policy change supports Governor’s agreement – Nov. 11, 2011

           CHEYENNE, NOV. 11, 2011—“Every year there is not a resolution to wolf management, the number of wolves continue to increase,” Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told Wyoming Farm Bureau members at their annual meeting today.  “I have been working since I began in this office to try and find a resolution.”

            “As you all know I have agreed with the Department of Interior and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on a management plan,” Mead continued.  “100 wolves is at least 1/3 the population that we have now.  There is no guarantee that this will work, but I feel this plan has the best chance to happen.”

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