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Delegates to the 73rd Annual Convention of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation set the organization’s course for 2013 and beyond this week as farmers and ranchers from across the state representing 37 county Farm Bureaus met in Boise.
Delegates reviewed the organization’s entire policy book updating positions and adding new policy on a wide range of agriculture, natural resources and other topics. Specifically, the delegates voted not to support a proposal to increase brand inspection fees to help offset costs associated with the management of wolves, adopted new policy on management of existing roads on public lands, updated policy on sage grouse management and voted to oppose establishment of a state health care insurance exchange.
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter addressed Farm Bureau on Tuesday thanking the group for support in removing Slickspot peppergrass from the endangered species list.
IFBF members also attended educational workshops on marketing, legislative issues, residue management, the Affordable Healthcare Act, and a constitutional law seminar put on by Justice Dan Eismann of the Idaho Supreme Court. The banquet entertainment was a rousing song and dance troop called the “Musetes.”
Tom Daniel of Boundary County was elected to the IFB State Board of Directors. Re-elected to the Board were Dean Schwendimann of Madison County, Chris Dalley of Bingham County, Rick Pearson of Twin Falls County and Tracy Walton of Gem County.