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Wyoming Bean Commission to Meet in Powell

Written by on January 28, 2020

Beans, beans. They’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you can benefit from a meeting in Park County next week.

The Wyoming Bean Commission is scheduled to meet in Powell on February 6th and 7th at the Park County Fairgrounds. The Bean Commission is comprised of six members initially appointed by the Governor. Four members are growers, and two members are handlers with facilities located in Wyoming. The Bean Commission is funded through assessments collected on dry bean sales, housed within the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. The commission meets at least two times each year and keeps a permanent record of its proceedings and report its activities to the Governor and Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands, and Water Resources interim committee. And its all things beans.

The meeting will begin on Thursday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. where the Commission will hear a budget update, an update on lobbying “Dry Bean Revenue Protection” insurance in Wyoming, 2019 research presentations, discussions about non-research projects and funding, and determining the total funding for 2020 bean research projects. On Friday, the meeting will continue with a discussion on several Bean Commission trips and conventions, BeanCon21, DOT plane costs to WCIA, WBC attendance at trade shows, WBC marketing materials, and provide authorization to the WDA to sign on behalf of the WBC, as well as any other business as needed.  And there will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

You can find more information on the Wyoming Bean Council and its Powell meeting on the Commissions website, http://agriculture.wy.gov/divisions/ts/wyoming-bean-commission or contact the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 307-777-7321.

If you’re an agricultural producer who works in beans, next week’s meeting is sure to be a gas.


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