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Why take the time to attend the WyFB YF&R Conference

By Kailey Barlow, Sublette County Rancher and WyFB YF&R Committee Member Every time I check Facebook, read a newspaper, or just listen to the talk around town, I’m quickly reminded that the agriculture industry is facing what can seem like unsurmountable challenges. That is why I choose to be active in the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and attend the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers conference every year. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers conference has a different focus every year, so it always provides new learning opportunities. A couple years ago we learned about farm and

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Meeting Feb. 27-28 in Cheyenne

Legislative agriculture issues will be presented at the 2020 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Legislative Meeting. The meeting will be Feb. 27-28 at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Cheyenne. Held annually to coincide with the legislative session, the meeting provides Farm Bureau members the opportunity to meet with their legislators one-on-one and hear about current issues. This year the WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Conference begins on Feb. 26th and will be held jointly with the WyFB Legislative Meeting.

WyFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference Feb. 26-28 in Cheyenne

Make plans to travel to the Capitol City in February for 2.5 days packed with educational and informational speakers, a day at the Capitol, a meeting with Wyoming’s Governor and more. “Liberty and Justice for Ag” is the theme of the Feb. 26-28, 2020 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Conference in Cheyenne, Wyo. The conference is hosted by the WyFB YF&R Committee for farmers and ranchers of all ages. Children are welcome. No membership required to attend. Whether you farm or ranch, work in ag business or have family in agriculture—this conference is for you!

Farm Bureau Establishes 2020 Policies – Jan. 21, 2020

January 21, 2020–Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention adopted policies on January 21 to guide the organization’s work in 2020 on key topics ranging from dairy to labor and climate change to conservation compliance.

New Clean Water Rule provides clarity – Jan. 23, 2020

January 23, 2020–The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) applauds today’s announcement of a new Clean Water rule that brings much-needed clarity and certainty to enforcement of the Clean Water Act. The new rule issued by the EPA and Corps of Engineers brings clarity to which level of government – federal or state – oversees dry land that is sometimes wet. The new rule does not change who oversees permanent waterways, such as lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies that always or usually contain water. It does make clear that usually dry areas should not be considered federal waters. The new

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Cody’s Scott George named 2009 Wyoming Farm Bureau Leadership Award recipient – Nov. 18, 2010

LARAMIE—Scott George, of Cody, was awarded the 2009 Farm Bureau Leadership Award at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Presented last Friday, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their agricultural leadership service in the organization.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, George was unable to attend the 2009 meeting so the award was saved for a presentation in 2010. Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Statement regarding U.S. District Judge Johnson’s decision in State of Wyoming v. USFWS – Nov 18, 2010

LARAMIE—“The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the Nov. 18 decision by U.S. District Judge Johnson in the wolf lawsuit,” Perry Livingston, Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) President stated.  “Judge Johnson ruled that the USFWS rejection of the Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious.” “From the 1980s to 2009 a lot has changed in what the United States Fish and Wildlife Service says about the wolves in Wyoming,” Livingston continued.  “From the 1980s to 2009 nothing has changed in what the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation says about wolves in Wyoming.” “Wolves were supposedly going to stay in the Read Full Article

U.S. District Judge Johnson: USFWS rejection of Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious

CHEYENNE, Nov. 18, 2010–In a Nov. 18, 2010 ruling, United States District Judge Alan Johnson ruled that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) rejection of the Wyoming Wolf Management plan was arbitrary and capricious.  The court remanded the issue back to the USFWS to fix. “We are pleased with the decision,” Harriet Hageman, attorney for the Wyoming Wolf Coalition, stated.  “We have felt all along the USFWS actions weren’t based on science.” Read Full Article

Wyoming Farm Bureau sets policy for coming year – Nov 17, 2010

Laramie— Policies dealing with perpetuities, government budgeting, capital gains, and health care were among the many policies adopted at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Held Nov. 11-13, 2010 in Cody, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau. Read Full Article

UW’s Ben Berry wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet

LARAMIE–University of Wyoming (UW) student Ben Berry discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet and earned $300 cash and a trip to Orlando, Florida.  Berry competed Nov. 16 with other University of Wyoming students in the event held at the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Read Full Article

Perry Livingston elected to sixth term as Wyoming Farm Bureau President – Nov 13, 2010

CODY—Perry Livingston, of Sundance, was elected to his sixth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 91st annual meeting in Cody.  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.” Read Full Article

Senator Barrasso addresses Wyoming Farm Bureau Nov. 11, 2010

Cody–United States Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 2010 annual meeting in Cody.  Wyoming Farm Bureau President Perry Livingston presented the award to Senator Barrasso on Nov. 11. “We thank and recognize Senator Barrasso for his work in Washington D.C.,” Livingston stated.  “We appreciate the work he does on behalf of Wyoming citizens and specifically the Wyoming agriculture industry.” Read Full Article

EQC rejects Very Rare or Uncommon Petition for Sand Creek area in Crook County – Nov. 3, 2010

The value of multiple-use in the Sand Creek area was retained October 28 when the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) voted 5 to 1 to not designate the Sand Creek area as “Very Rare or Uncommon.”   This vote was the culmination of a three year process in which the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance petitioned the EQC to designate the Sand Creek area “Very Rare or Uncommon.”  The Sand Creek area is located in Northeastern Wyoming, just south of Beulah, Wyo. and near the South Dakota border. Read Full Article

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