“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…)
Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 104th Convention on January 10, 2023 adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2023. Key topics ranged from expanding risk management programs and improving dairy pricing transparency to battling hunger. (more…)
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…)
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented December 30, 2022 on EPA’s issuance of yet another Waters of the United States Rule, which will replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. (more…)