Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Statement on lawsuit targeting recovery plans – October 29, 2021

October, 29, 2021—The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bear has been the subject of discussion and lawsuits for decades.  Back in June 2017 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem had sufficiently recovered and were returned to state management.  A little over a year later, in September 2018, a federal judge ruled to return the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to the endangered species list contrary to the recommendation of 20 years of USFWS research. (more…)

Agriculture can play ‘powerful’ part in reducing greenhouse gases, speaker says – October 12, 2021

UC-Davis professor calls methane emissions an opportunity for industry

Oct. 12, 2021

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A University of California-Davis professor who has spent nearly two decades studying the relationship between the livestock industry and air quality told a crowd of nearly 800 at Kansas State University Monday that agriculture can be a powerful part of the solution in reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. (more…)

WyFB 102nd Annual Meeting Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Cody

Neighbors helping Neighbors.  It’s what we do in agriculture and in the great state of Wyoming. For the 102nd year, agricultural neighbors will gather at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Annual Meeting to help their neighbors in the grassroots policy development process.   The WyFB 102nd Annual Meeting is Nov. 11-13, 2021 at the Holiday Inn in Cody. (more…)

Tax Proposals Put Future of American Farms at Risk – September 8, 2021

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation along with the American Farm Bureau Federation and 45 state Farm Bureaus and 280 organizations representing family-owned agribusinesses, sent a letter September 8 to congressional leaders urging them to leave important tax policies in place as they draft legislation implementing President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges. (more…)

EPA Should Keep “Navigable” in New WOTUS Rule – September 3, 2021

The American Farm Bureau Federation submitted recommendations September 3 on the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The comments were filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. In June 2021, the EPA announced its intent to revise the definition of WOTUS and solicited pre-proposal recommendations. (more…)

AFBF Urges USDA to Address Supply Chain Issues – September 3, 2021

The American Farm Bureau Federation today sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical supply chain issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers. AFBF details seven priorities for USDA to consider in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains. (more…)

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