CASPER, Nov. 14, 2020—Todd Fornstrom, of Laramie County, was elected to his fifth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization’s 101st annual meeting in Casper. (more…)
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…)
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…)
“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…)
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.
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…)
A new report unveiled Sept. 24 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. It also sets the stage to explore policy solutions. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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 family shows up for our neighbors near and far. (more…)