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AFBF, WyFB Supports Wildfire Mitigation Efforts – September 16, 2020

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 13 state Farm Bureaus, including the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, are asking Congress to give federal land management agencies additional tools and resources to prevent and recover from catastrophic wildfires. The Farm Bureaus sent a letter to Senate leadership in support of the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation being considered today will expedite forest management, accelerate post-fire restoration and reforestation, and remove dead and dangerous wood from national forests. Read Full Article

Farm Bureau Family Helps Neighbors Weather the Storm – September 9, 2020

By American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall “What can we do to help?” Those are the first calls, texts and emails I get when a disaster hits farm country. It never surprises me to hear from Farm Bureau leaders across the country immediately looking for ways to help one another. Loading up the truck to help our neighbors is the natural, first response for farmers and ranchers. In fact, no sooner have the storm clouds cleared than our tires are already kicking up dust as we head down the road to see what we can do. The Farm Bureau Read Full Article

USDA and Wyoming Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forests and Grasslands – August 25, 2020

Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 25, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue joined Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon today in a virtual ceremony to sign a Shared Stewardship Agreement between USDA’s Forest Service and the State of Wyoming. The Shared Stewardship Agreement establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to promote active forest management, improve collaboration, and respond to ecological challenges and natural resource concerns in Wyoming. Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP

Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments  (Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced August 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment. After reviewing over 1,700 responses, even more farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity for assistance to help keep operations afloat Read Full Article

WyFB sponsors Supreme Beef and Supreme Sheep winners at Wyoming State Fair

Youth are our future in agriculture and breeding programs are the foundation of livestock farms and ranches.  Each year the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is proud to sponsor the Wyoming State Fair and various youth awards.  As part of our sponsorship, WyFB sponsored the belt buckles for the Supreme Ewe, Supreme Ram, Supreme Beef Female and Supreme Bull and also provided $100 add-on premium for each winner. Read Full Article

Send Your Thanks: Thank President Trump for Modernizing Regulations

Send your thanks:  NEPA modernization will promote more efficient, effective and timely federal environmental reviews. The new regulations apply to a broad range of federal actions, including federally funded construction projects, plans to manage and develop federal lands, and federal authorizations of non-federal activities such as licenses and permits. Read Full Article

WyFB awards nine college scholarships

Investing in the youth of our great state as they work to accomplish their academic goals is important to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  Each year we award $5,500 in college scholarships to nine Farm Bureau members and/or the children of Farm Bureau members. Read Full Article

USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers – June 30, 2020

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect July 1, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost. Read Full Article

Wyoming FSA: Farm Service Agency to Host Webinars on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency will host a series of webinars to discuss what producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). USDA is making available $16 billion in financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs as a result of lower demand, surplus production, and disruptions to shipping patterns and the orderly marketing of commodities. Read Full Article

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