EPA, Army Corps of Engineers Violate Law, Oppress Farmers in California and Elsewhere, Farm Bureau Tells Congress - May 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2016 – The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have violated their own regulations and effectively invented new ones in enforcing the Clean Water Act, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today.
Don Parrish, senior director of congressional relations at AFBF, told the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife that the Army Corps’ novel interpretations of environmental law are threatening the very livelihoods of ordinary, middle-class Americans who happen to farm for a living.
WASHINGTON, D.C, May 17, 2016 – Three Farm Bureau members on May 17 called on the federal government to use more carrots and fewer sticks with farmers who care for land that has often been in their families for generations. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Richard Ebert, former Ohio Farm Bureau President Terry McClure and Florida Farm Bureau member Kate English testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Students from across Wyoming learned more about agriculture again this year and were recently recognized for their participation in the 2016 Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) “Ag Books for Kids” contests. The 2016 contests included: Coloring Contest for kindergarten and first grade; Poster Contest for second and third graders; and a Creative Writing Contest for fourth and fifth graders.Full Article
The primary goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau is to take appropriate actions to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the unified national voice of agriculture working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.