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).
BUCKHANNON, WV. – February 26, 2014 - Farming families are being sought as applicants for the 2014 Farming Heritage Award, sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau. The Farming Heritage award is presented annually to a family who has endeavored to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production, and maintaining the upkeep of their farm through generations.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2013 – Effective immediately and continuing through April 1, Chevrolet and GMC are offering exclusively to Farm Bureau members in participating states an additional $1,000 incentive on the acquisition of any new 2013 or 2014 regular cab, heavy duty (2500/3500 series) truck. This is in addition to the standard $500 Farm Bureau incentive, which brings the total Farm Bureau incentive on Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD models to $1,500.
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