Describing the flawed Waters of the U.S. rule as nothing more than a federal land grab, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said President Donald Trump’s executive order to ditch the rule “is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.”
He continued, “The Environmental Protection Agency failed to listen to farmers’ and ranchers’ concerns when drafting the rule and instead created widespread confusion for agriculture. Under the rule, the smallest pond or ditch could be declared a federal waterway.” Full Article
The House on Feb.. 7 approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions. Full Article
As the full implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive approaches on Jan. 1, 2017, here are a couple of resource links for farmers and ranchers to review the new requirements for feed-grade medications.
When you think about agriculture, food is the first thing that comes to mind for most people. Food is definitely important for life, however, farmers and ranchers provide for much more than food alone. Plant and animal biotechnology have resulted in new antibodies for immunizations. Agriculture has also contributed to research that has helped develop surgical techniques and pharmaceuticals that help save lives.
And that is just the beginning of how agriculture is food for life. Agriculture protects and provides for open spaces, clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and local economies.Full Article
Washington, D.C., March 3, 2017 – American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal presented Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award at this week’s annual Advocacy Conference. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to members of Congress. 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.