Key takeaways shared on AFBF Cattle Market Working Group Report–Nov. 14, 2020

A new report unveiled late September by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry.   Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse served on the working group.  Mrs. Smallhouse spoke to Farm Bureau members at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation sharing her takeaways from the group’s work.

Click here to view the full report.

 

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 12-14 in Casper

LARAMIE, WY–Moving Forward with Courage & Optimism” is the theme of the 101st Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  The meeting will be Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper at the Clarion Inn at Platte River and is hosted by the Central District.

“This is the most important time to assemble and be a part of the process,” said WyFB President Todd Fornstrom.  “We will be here for the long run and that is what is important about Farm Bureau.” (more…)

Governor Makes More COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Businesses and Nonprofits Beginning Nov. 2 – Oct. 26, 2020

CHEYENNE, October 26, 2020 – Governor Mark Gordon has allocated remaining federal CARES Act funding to help Wyoming businesses and nonprofits with ongoing COVID-19 related losses and expenses.  The Wyoming Business Council is finalizing two new funds for the COVID-19 Business Relief Program, the Agriculture Fund and the Endurance Fund. Both funds will open on Nov. 2 and close Nov. 18. (more…)

WyFB 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper

Moving Forward with Courage and Optimism” as we enter the next century of working for agriculture at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development is the strength of the Federation.  Wyoming farmers and ranchers will grow the policy to the next grassroots level, the state level, at the 101st Annual Meeting Nov. 12-14, 2020.  The meeting will be at the Clarion Inn at Platte River in Casper. (more…)

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Fact Sheet

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES Act) and the Commodity Credit
Corporation (CCC) Charter Act authorized the funds for the original CFAP. CCC funds will be used
for CFAP 2, with the exception of tobacco, which will use remaining CARES Act funds.
FSA is accepting applications for CFAP 2 from September 21, 2020, to December 11, 2020.

FSA_CFAP2_General_Fact Sheet-2020

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus – Sept. 18, 2020

Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Began Sept. 21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Sept. 18 up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began September 21 and runs through December 11, 2020. (more…)

Trump, Biden Outline Agricultural Priorities – Sept. 9, 2020

A new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF asked the Republican and Democratic candidates to respond with their stances on several topics directly affecting America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities, including trade, labor, regulatory reform and sustainability. (more…)

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. (more…)

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