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West Virginia Farm Bureau Offers New Polaris Benefit to Members

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.

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EPA Rule Will Upend Farming and Livelihoods, Farm Bureau Says

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.

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Noted Economist Finds EPA Analysis of Water Rule Flawed

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.

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DEP Asking Tank Owners to Begin Registration Process Now

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.

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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding EPA’s Proposed ‘Waters’ Rule

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.

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New Stackable GM Bonus Cash Offered to FB Members

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.

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West Virginia Farm PAC Announces Primary Election Endorsements

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).

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Farm Bureau Celebration Stocks Ronald McDonald House Pantries

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.

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WV Farm Bureau endows $25,000 scholarship for WVU Davis College students

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.

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Hardy County Poultry Grower Wins Suit Against EPA

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.

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Agricultural Contact Team

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FBACT advances agricultural and rural interests by connecting members of Congress to those people who matter most – their constituents.

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Exclusive Benefits for Members

Sam's Club

Sam's Club

WV Farm Bureau is excited to announce an exclusive New Membership Benefit from Sam's Club: a $25 Sam's Club Gift Card.


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General Motors

General Motors

Farm Bureau members in
West Virginia can now receive
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Vehicle Purchase Program

Farm Bureau® Vehicle Purchase Program

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Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Stays are twice as rewarding this winter when you register to earn airline miles and Choice Privileges points between December 1, 2011 and February 29, 2012.

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Office Depot

Office Depot

The West Virginia Farm Bureau has partnered with Office Depot to bring you a FREE national discount program. Save up to 80% off preferred products!

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Schedule of Upcoming Events

Tucker Co FB Annual Meeting

9/6/2014 - 6:00 pm. Community Building at Red Creek. For more info call Tammy Davis, 304-866-4060. ...

Wetzel Co FB Annual Meeting

9/8/2014 - The Wetzel County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner September 8, 2014 6:30 pm Long Valley ...

Farm Bureau Regional Cookout & Meet the Candidates Night

9/13/2014 - Hosted by Tyler County FB at the Log Building on the Tyler County Fairgrounds, Middlebourne, WV. Sta ...

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