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AFBF Asks House to Turn Back Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2012—The American Farm Bureau Federation is concerned about the impact that mandates and new taxes contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would have on America’s farm and ranch families. The organization today asked members of the House to vote for H.R. 6079, also known as the Repeal of Obamacare Act.

“Farmers and ranchers, along with all Americans, are part of a broken health insurance marketplace with limited options and high costs,” AFBF’s letter to the House stated. “Of particular concern are provisions that increase expenses through mandated insurance coverage for individuals and employees and provisions that impose new taxes like the health insurance tax.” Learn More »


2012 Vote Record

Each year Washington Farm Bureau provides our members with an indication of how legislators voted on issues of interest to agriculture.

You can find this year's vote record here.


Opportunity for Members to Submit Testimony on Failed Federal Polices

There is an opportunity to submit testimony for the record for 10 business days after the hearing. This is a good opportunity for the Farm Bureau and/or individual members to provide input.

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Livestock Programs Available in the Pacific Northwest

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Contact: Jo Lynne Seufer, (509) 228-6320
jo.lynne.seufer@rma.usda.gov

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The WFB Market - Apparel

The WFB Market - Apparel

Quality WFB branded apparel for our members and staff to wear, so grab one now before it's too late.

To place an order contact Kevin McCoy at wfbmarket@wsfb.com or 1-800-331-3276

 

 

Prices do not include Tax and Shipping & Handling 

 

WFB Summer Hat

Sale: $3.00
Original: $5.00

6 Panel Trucker Mesh, 65% Cotton and 35% Polyester Structured Front, 100% Polyester Mesh Back. Plastic Snap Adjust. One Size Fits Most.

 

 

 

 

 

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10th Annual Health Care Conference Events

Challenging the Affordable Care Act:
A look at the future of health care following
the Supreme Court's landmark ruling this summer
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USDA Seeks Peer Reviewers

NEWS RELEASE:

 

USDA Seeks Peer Reviewers for Farmers Market Promotion Program Proposals

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2012 YF&R Fairway Classic

The 10th Annual YF&R Fairway Classic

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 4 at Desert Canyon Golf Club in Orondo.

Proceeds from the YF&R Fairway Classic are used to bolster the personal and leadership growth opportunities of young men and women between the ages of 18-35 who participate in Young Farmers and Rachers (YF&R) activities. So, even if you are not a golfer, think about making this your golfing debut or simply making a donation to support this important cause – the future of agriculture.

Teams are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so register your
team today! If you don't have a team, don't worry. We can help you
assemble one.

Onsite check in starts at 11 a.m.

Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
scramble-style tournament Learn More »


AFBF President Comments on Child Labor Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2012 — “The Labor Department’s notification today that it is withdrawing proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture is the right decision for our nation’s family-based agriculture system. Farm Bureau appreciates the administration’s decision and efforts by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to listen to farmers, ranchers and other rural Americans. We also know that this would not have happened without the efforts of Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) and others in Congress, and we thank them for standing up for agriculture and the rural way of life.

“This victory for farm families is due to the thousands of farmers and ranchers who sent comments to the Labor Department opposing the rules and continued to voice their concerns with members of Congress. This announcement shows the strength of American agriculture and grassroots action. Learn More »


USDA Official Explains Recent BSE Case

Release No. 0132.12

Contact:
Office of Communication 202-720-4623

Statement by USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford Regarding a Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States

Assures Consumers That Existing Safeguards Protected Food Supply; Reiterates Safety of Consuming Beef Products

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 – USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford today released the following statement on the detection of BSE in the United States: Learn More »


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