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Symms Fruit Ranch is the 2014 Canyon County Farm Family of the Year.  They are also celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.
This story is a look back and forward at this remarkable Idaho family.

News Release

Farm Bureau Praises Bi-Partisan Support for Farms, Ranches and Cash Accounting

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Farm Bureau Federation hailed the strong bi-partisan effort by members of Congress as they urged Senate and House leadership to preserve the cash accounting system farmers and ranchers rely on to grow their businesses.

“We are pleased to see members of Congress reach across party lines and stand together for farmers and ranchers who are working to build their businesses and communities,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said today.


Idaho residents strongly encouraged to support Boulder White Clouds petition effort

Click on link to sign petition:

http://www.yourboulderwhiteclouds.org/home.html

Ditch the Rule
Click on link to see the "Ditch the Rule" page.

ditchtherule.fb.org

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Voice of Idaho Agriculture

Gubernatorial Candidate Lacks Rural Perspective

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation does not endorse candidates for statewide offices. However, statements posted on Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate A.J. Balukoff’s website are reasons for rural voters to be concerned.

We believe Idaho voters should be aware of and informed about the candidate’s position on wolves, monument designations and several others. The following statement is one example:

What do you think about the state wolf-control panel that Gov. Otter and the Legislature created this year?

“I think that was more about election-year politics than an attempt to create informed public policy.....

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Capitol Reflections

Voting Records and Capitol Reflections - Issue 12, 2014 - Final Session Issue

Legislative Voting Records
2013 Voting Records   read more
2014 Voting Records   read more

Capitol Reflections
The 2014 legislative session was productive for the citizens of Idaho and for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. Of the 17 items that Governor Otter highlighted in his Legislative Successes press release, four were in direct response to Idaho Farm Bureau’s policies and others support policy principles of our organization.
On at least two occasions, the Governor has used Idaho Farm Bureau as the example of how organizations and individuals can achieve success by working pro-actively and cooperatively, within the legislative process to identify problems and then develop solutions for those problems.

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