WV Farm Bureau Magazine July 2014 - Page 2

bytes Win this Quilt! Correction You could be the proud owner of this beautiful hand-made quilt featuring a variety of tractors and farm scenes, and help out the WVFB Young Farmers and Ranchers. Or, if you prefer something with a little more “oomph,” you can choose a Remington 870 shotgun if your ticket number is chosen! Winners will be announced at the 2014 Annual Meeting in November. WVFB was contacted by Congressman Nick Rahall’s office in response to phone calls the Congressman has been receiving regarding proposed changes to the Clean Water Act definition of “waters of the U.S.” Tickets for this raffle can be obtained from Eric Thomason, Field Services Representative, or from any YF&R member. For more information, contact Eric at 800.398.4630, x. 309 or erict@wvfarm.org. The Congressman’s office has informed WVFB that Mr. Rahall has signed the Collins Schrader letter, which was circulated in the U.S. House of Representatives and then sent to the EPA. The letter opposes the agency’s attempt to increase its jurisdiction and circumvent Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court with its claim that all waters are connected and therefore are waters of the U.S. WVFB regrets the error. Articles for NewsBytes must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Time-sensitive announcements must be submitted no less than 8 weeks prior to the date of the event. Electronic submissions, including photos, are preferred. Send to joanh@wvfarm.org. 2 West Virginia Farm Bureau News