Starting July 1, 2014, eligible West Virginia Farm Bureau members will be able to take advantage of a new discount program with Polaris Industries. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, demonstrates Farm Bureau’s continued investment in exceeding member expectations.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2014-A new Environmental Protection Agency rule will illegally expand EPA jurisdiction to millions of acres of once-unregulated farm land, exposing farmers to fines and penalties for ordinary farming activities, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today.
Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014–The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Water Act rule is rife with errors, lacks transparency and would greatly expand strict federal control over land that was previously not regulated by the federal government, according to a report by economist and University of California-Berkley faculty member Dr. David Sunding.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking for help to streamline the registration process for aboveground storage tanks by requesting that tank owners who aren’t already signed up for online registration do so starting immediately.
Senate Bill 373, the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, was passed by the Legislature following a January chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of approximately 300,000 state residents in nine counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2014 – “Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation carefully reviewed EPA’s March 25 release of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule. The results of our review are dismaying.
“The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. Under EPA’s proposed new rule, waters – even ditches – are regulated even if they are miles from the nearest ‘navigable’ waters. Indeed, so-called ‘waters’ are regulated even if they aren’t wet most of the time. EPA says its new rule will reduce uncertainty, and that much seems to be true: there isn’t much uncertainty if most every feature where water flows or stands after a rainfall is federally regulated.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014 – Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage! “Bonus Cash” program with General Motors is available to members, effective immediately. While the $500 discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck is the same, the ability to stack the offer with one other private offer is new, and demonstrates Farm Bureau’s commitment to exceed member expectations.
BUCKHANNON, WV – The West Virginia Farm PAC has announced its endorsements for the 2014 primary election on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. In addition to endorsements for the West Virginia legislative races listed below, West Virginia Farm PAC is endorsing the following candidates: U.S. Senate: Shelley Moore Capito (R); U.S. House of Representatives, District 1: David McKinley (R); District 2: Charlotte Lane (R); District 3: Evan Jenkins (R).
Each year, West Virginia Farm Bureau observes “Food Check-Out”, an event is designed to raise awareness about the abundance of healthy, affordable food produced by America’s farmers and ranchers.
During Food Check-Out observances, WVFB members fan out across the state collecting donations and shopping at area grocery stores, purchasing meats, non-perishable foods and paper products.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As part of its long-standing relationship with the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia Farm Bureau, Inc., recently endowed a scholarship to benefit students studying agriculture or forestry.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has ruled in favor of Lois Alt in her lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.
Alt, operator of Eight is Enough Farm in Old Fields, filed suit against the EPA in 2012, following an EPA visit to her poultry operation in Hardy County. The EPA claimed that under the Clean Water Act, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit was required for stormwater runoff from her farm, because it came in contact with dust, feathers or tiny bits of manure on the ground.
Active bills of interest to agriculture and rural West Virginia remaining on our watch list UPDATED 4-15-14
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