30×30 Report Big on Ideas, Short on Details – May 6, 2021

“AFBF appreciates that the report acknowledges concerns we have raised and recognizes the oversized contributions of farmers and ranchers to conservation while feeding the world. That recognition must carry through implementation. The report is a philosophical document that emphasizes important principles such as incentive-based voluntary conservation, protecting personal and property rights and continued ranching on public lands, but it lacks specifics. I had several positive conversations with Secretary Vilsack about 30×30 and we will work with him and his colleagues to ensure the details live up to promises made to protect American agriculture.”

Food brings everyone to the table – March 23, 2021

By Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation President

“Food brings everyone to the table!”  That phrase was an understatement when I was growing up.  As the youngest of three brothers growing up on a farm, the table was where I learned a lot about life.  We were always hungry, and we most likely needed the most direction at that stage in life.  Lunch time was first and foremost a time to refuel and recover in preparation for the rest of the day. (more…)

Farm Bureau Supports Cattle Market Transparency – March 2, 2021

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The bill focuses on ensuring robust regionally negotiated cash trade and providing producers with more pricing information. (more…)

“Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” is March 1-6

“Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” is March 1-6

“It is our goal through our ‘Ag Books for Kids’ program to educate students about where their food comes from and what their life may be like without agriculture,” said Raenell Taylor during the formal proclamation signing for “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week” 2021.  “We can do this through agriculture related books and getting them into the classrooms to share the importance of agriculture.” (more…)

Farm Bureau Establishes 2021 Policies – January 14, 2021

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention adopted policies on January 14 to guide the organization’s work in 2021. Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing. For the first time in AFBF history, delegates met and voted virtually due to COVID-19. (more…)

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