WyFB 103rd Annual Meeting Nov. 10-12, 2022 in Casper

Our Agriculture. Our Future. Chart the course for our future in agriculture by attending the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) November 10-12, 2022 in Casper. For the 103rd year in a row, farmers and ranchers will gather to participate in the grassroots policy development process and make a difference for our future. (more…)

AFBF President Duvall visits Wyoming – August 22, 2022

“Getting out to meet with grassroots members helps me better understand the issues they are facing so I can share their stories with members of Congress and officials in the executive branch,” said American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall. “These visits are also a great opportunity for me to remind our members of the power their voices have when they engage with consumers and lawmakers at every level of government.” (more…)

Third AFBF Survey Reveals Stark Reality of Western Drought – August 15, 2022

Persistent drought continues to hammer farmers and ranchers in Western, Central and Southern Plains states, with far-reaching implications for not only farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines, but also food availability and affordability. The third edition of AFBF’s Assessing Western Drought Conditions survey illustrates many ground-level drought impacts, including expected reduction in yields, removing or destroying orchard trees or multi-year crops, and selling off portions of herds and flocks. (more…)

High Fuel Prices Squeeze Farms and Ranches – June 28, 2022

Rising fuel prices are putting growing pressure on farmers and ranchers as they grapple with increased costs of growing food and fiber. USDA estimates show that the cost of fuel, lube and electricity is expected to increase 34% in 2022 compared to 2021. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyze the factors contributing to rising fuel prices in the latest Market Intel. (more…)

Proposed SEC Rule Requirements Nearly Impossible for Family Farms – June 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2022 – The American Farm Bureau Federation warned the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) June 17 about the consequences to rural America of the SEC’s proposed rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The proposal would require public companies to report on Scope 3 emissions, which are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by a publicly traded company but contribute to its value chain. While farmers and ranchers would not be required to report directly to the SEC, this regulation would impose additional burdens as they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain. (more…)

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