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Stakeholder-led local water basin councils

5/24/2018

Developing water policy is often contentious and results in debate because of competing demands and values placed on our limited water resource.

Utah Farm Bureau names Clayton Beckstead as regional manager

5/23/2018

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation has named Clayton Beckstead as its new northeast regional manager.

Utah companies establish meaningful connections in Mexico

5/22/2018

27 Utah companies made connections and learned how they can successfully expand their business to Latin America

Events, Deadlines & Awards

5/21/2018

Events and Deadlines

State and County Women's Committee Directory

5/21/2018

State Women's Committee Directory

County Women's Chair Duties and Responsibilities

5/21/2018

County Chair duties and responsibilities

Women's Leadership Committee- What We Do

5/21/2018

Women's Leadership Committee

Get Involved

5/21/2018

Awards and Contests

New Legislation Clarifies Affordable Care Act’s Seasonal Employment Definition

5/19/2018

The STARS Act of 2018 provides much-needed clarification to the employer mandate’s seasonal worker exemption within the Affordable Care Act.

Farm Bill Vote a Blow to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

5/18/2018

The risk management tools of the farm bill are too important, particularly at a time of depressed farm prices.

A Future in Agriculture

5/18/2018

By the year 2050 the global agricultural community will have to nearly double its output to feed 9 billion people

NPR Story Explores Effectiveness of EPA Chief

5/17/2018

The Environmental Protection Agency chief has been praised for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations

Local Food Advisory Council

5/16/2018

The Utah Legislature considers how to reduce regulations on local food production and distribution without compromising food safety.

Transportation: Road Usage Charging

5/16/2018

Meeting current and long-term transportation funding needs

Rural Broadband is Key to Support Modern Farm Technologies

5/16/2018

Access to quality rural broadband is critical to support modern farm technologies is a priority for Farm Bureau

Water: Local Water Basin Councils

5/15/2018

Finding the best balance between water used for agriculture and related ecosystem services and water demands for other uses is Utah's key water policy issue.

USDA Projects Lower U.S. Stocks, Higher Prices for Corn and Soybeans

5/15/2018

Given the uncertainty around planting in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the supply and demand projections are highly uncertain.

USDA Designates Several Utah counties as Natural Disaster Areas

5/14/2018

Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Emery, San Juan, Uintah and Wayne counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance.

Farm Bureau Develops Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

5/8/2018

“Dairy Revenue Protection” insurance will provide dairy farmers the opportunity to manage risk by focusing on revenue from milk sales.

Farm Bureau Hails Publishing of Food Disclosure Standard

5/7/2018

AFBF President Zippy Duvall hailed the proposed food disclosure standard in a statement issued recently.

Canadian Dairy Is Having Its Cake and Eating it, Too

5/6/2018

Canada introduced a national ingredients pricing scheme designed to lower the price of skim milk solids and reduce dairy product imports from the U.S.

Advocates Made as Utah’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Visit Washington

5/3/2018

Though many hands are needed to get the work going on the farm, the Utah Farm Bureau recently sent the largest contingent of young farmers and ranchers ever to Washington, D.C.

Springtime on the Farm

5/3/2018

Spring on a farm is a time of hope and optimism as farmers plan and prepare for a new crop.

Nominees sought for Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board

5/2/2018

AMS seeking nominees for positions on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB)

Massive Innovation is Almost Invisible

5/2/2018

A small start-up company in Utah is developing a process for delivering nutrients to plants that has the potential for a monumental impact in how farmers grow food for a hungry planet.

Safety Tips for a Little Spring Cleaning

5/1/2018

More people look to performing the annual home deep cleaning this time of year.

Food Waste Hack for Apartment Dwellers

4/29/2018

How do you successfully compost in an apartment with no access to land or garden? The answer is a bit unconventional and may cause a slightly negative reaction, but hear me out – WORMS.

Utah’s Legislative Session in Review

4/28/2018

There was no shortage of issues during the 2018 legislative session, and the Utah Farm Bureau was there to represent our members on issues critical to the continued success of agriculture in Utah.

Proud to be Farming for Life

4/27/2018

I’m so proud of the faithful service and hard work of America’s farmers and ranchers all year long

Organic Produce Sales, Movin’ On Up

4/26/2018

The Organic Produce Network in partnership with Nielsen recently released 2017 figures on sales of fresh organic produce sold in grocery stores.

Creating a Successful Future

4/25/2018

The best way to PREDICT the future is to CREATE it.

A Tale of Two Counties

4/25/2018

Though the state as a whole has been an economic powerhouse, some of our rural counties have been left behind

Uncle Sam – the Largest Land Owner in the U.S.

4/25/2018

The federal government owns or administers programs on nearly one-third of the country’s land – making it the largest landowner in the U.S. by a very wide margin.

Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program

4/24/2018

Agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program

Pushing Forward for Agriculture

4/24/2018

Pushing Forward for Agriculture

Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Utah Nominees

4/23/2018

Know a Utah farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.

11 Enviro-Facts About Farmers and Ranchers

4/20/2018

Check out 11 enviro-facts about how farmers produce a bounty of food for consumers below.

American Farm Bureau Federation Helps Launch ‘No Taste for Waste’ Campaign

4/17/2018

The “No Taste for Waste” campaign features an interactive website, special edition “bookazine” and social media resources for consumers interested in reducing household food waste

Heartbreaking Time for Dairy

4/15/2018

About 10 percent of dairy farms across the nation have shut down over the past year.

AFBF Annual Convention & IdeaAg Trade Show

4/13/2018

American Farm Bureau Celebrates it's Centennial in New Orleans.

Farm Bureau Day at the Fair

4/12/2018

Utah State Fair--September 6 through September 16

2019 Utah Fusion Ag Conference & Trade Show

4/12/2018

Utah Fusion Ag Conference will be held in St. George, Utah at the Dixie Center.

2018 LEADERSHIP RETREAT

4/12/2018

Board of Directors and County Presidents training

USFRA Featured in USA TODAY Agriculture Special Edition

4/11/2018

Farm Bureau was here for your grandparents. We’ll be here for your grandchildren. Stand beside your neighbors. Engage for agriculture

Utah Farm Bureau Convention

4/11/2018

The 2018 Utah Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, November 15 through Friday, November 16, 2018.

Utah Farm Bureau publishes 100-year illustrated history

4/11/2018

Copies of the hardcover book are available for purchase online for $25

Reuters: Protecting American Agriculture’s Export Market is Priority

4/10/2018

While relief options have yet to be formally put forward, protecting American agriculture’s export market is priority

UK Farmers Face the Challenges of Brexit

4/9/2018

After seeing what’s going on with Brexit and everything else, how do you protect a farming business?

Chinese Tariffs Pose Harm to U.S. Agriculture

4/9/2018

Discussing the possible impact of China’s response to American tariffs on steel and aluminum

What do fruit farmers do in the winter?

4/5/2018

A short video produced by the Utah Farm Bureau highlighting pruning work in the winter

USDA Clarifies Oversight of Plant-Breeding Innovation

4/4/2018

USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques

Farm Bureau Statement on Chinese Tariff Announcements

4/3/2018

Farm Bureau statement on today’s Chinese tariff announcement

FarmTownStrong Website Provides Help in Battling the Rural Opioid Epidemic

4/3/2018

Statistics show that opioids were responsible for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016

Grain Glitch No More

4/2/2018

The grain glitch was an unintended consequence of Section 199A

Bumpy Ride for U.S. Agriculture

4/1/2018

If U.S. agricultural exports go down, the pain will be felt by shippers, food manufacturers and thousands of employees who work in those sectors.

Wall Street Journal: For U.S. Farmers, China Tariffs’ Timing is Brutal

4/1/2018

Tariffs the Chinese government is expected to slap on U.S. ag exports including pork, fruit and nuts, will only serve to exacerbate the slumping U.S. farm economy.

Easter Eggs for Your Basket Will be a Bit Higher This Year

3/29/2018

Easter eggs are going to be a bit more expensive—37 percent higher than a year ago

Administration Revises Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, But Worrisome Impact to U.S. Ag Exports Remains

3/29/2018

Administration Revises Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, But Worrisome Impact to U.S. Ag Exports Remains

RFD-TV Live Interview: AFBF’s Pat Wolff on the Need for a Farm Tax Fix

3/28/2018

Farm Bureau recently discussed the need for congressional leaders to swiftly fix recent tax legislation.

Inaugural Farm Bureau Women’s DC Fly-In a Success, Despite Inclement Weather

3/27/2018

Neither snow, nor sleet, nor rain, nor cold kept 55 Farm Bureau women from their focus during the inaugural Farm Bureau Women’s Fly-In

Farm Bureau Supports Framework for Expanded Access to Association Health Plans

3/26/2018

Farm Bureau supports a framework proposal to broaden the criteria for determining when employers can join together to form an association health plan

Agriculture Topics Advance in NAFTA Talks

3/25/2018

The recent round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations saw progress on agriculture issues

Still Time to Respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture

3/24/2018

In order to get an accurate representation of American agriculture – of all farmers and ranchers across the country – NASS will continue to accept completed census questionnaires through spring

Feeding Minds Press Looking for Ideas for Book Manuscripts

3/23/2018

Open Submissions for Feeding Minds Press

‘Year of the Tractor’ Under Way at National Museum of American History

3/23/2018

The National Museum of American History’s “year of the tractor” is well under way.

Potential Aluminum and Steel Tariffs Bring Angst to Farm Country

3/22/2018

Many of America’s farmers’ top international customers are also top producers of aluminum and steel

Farmers for Free Trade Calls on President Trump to Protect American Farmers in New National Television Ad

3/22/2018

A new national cable television advertisement calls on the president to support American farmers

Crop Insurance Reduces the Need for Ad-hoc Disaster Payments

3/21/2018

A review the benefits of federal crop insurance programs compared to ad-hoc disaster payments

Transportation Department Extends ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

3/20/2018

The Department of Transportation has again extended the deadline for agricultural haulers to comply with the electronic logging device mandate.

ICYMI – County Leader Week Wrap-up

3/20/2018

Farm Bureau held its first-ever virtual County Leader Week last week

Vice President Pence Presents National Ag Day Proclamation to USDA Secretary Perdue

3/19/2018

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence presented President Donald J. Trump’s National Agriculture Day Proclamation to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today

Happy National Agriculture Day!

3/19/2018

Today mark the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day

How Will Agriculture Feed the World? It Starts Today

3/19/2018

The reality remains that agriculture lies outside many of the young minds that will make up the future of this nation

‘Opioids: Rural America Live’ Explores a Devastating Epidemic

3/18/2018

A special RFD-TV broadcast focused on the opioid crisis in rural America aired on recently

Administrator Pruitt Addresses Over 300 Farmers and State Agriculture Leaders from Across the Country

3/17/2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed more than 300 Farm Bureau members recently

Farm Bureau: ACRE Act Stops Unintended Regulation of Farms

3/17/2018

Congress never meant to include agriculture under these environmental reporting obligations

Farm Bureau Asks Congressional Leaders to Support Farm Tax Fix

3/15/2018

AFBF on Wednesday asked congressional leadership to support a stakeholder-driven agreement to fix recent tax legislation

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

3/15/2018

Farmers Market or Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt

Farm Bureau Praises Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

3/14/2018

The American Farm Bureau supports USDA’s decision to withdraw the misguided Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

Celebrate National Ag Week

3/14/2018

Activities highlighting the importance of agriculture

Breakfast on the Farm

3/14/2018

Want to enjoy a free family breakfast on a farm near you?

Strawberry DNA Activity

3/13/2018

Genetics: DNA and Phenotype

American and Utah Farm Bureaus defend National Monuments proclamation

3/12/2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Utah Farm Bureau Federation have filed court papers seeking to intervene to support the government’s defense of multiple lawsuits

Hungry Americans benefit from Farm Bureau donations

3/9/2018

Since Harvest for All was launched, Farm Bureau families have gathered more than 274 million pounds of food, logged more than 157,000 volunteer hours and raised $7.5 million in donations.

Ag Safety Awareness Week - Mental Health & General Health on the Farm

3/9/2018

Farm Bureau is bringing awareness of Mental & General Health on the Farm

Ag Safety Awareness Week - Fire Safety on the Farm

3/7/2018

Farm Bureau is bringing awareness to fire danger on the farm

County Farm Bureaus in Utah Reminds Drivers to slow down and be careful around tractors and other farm equipment on roads

3/7/2018

Farm Bureau is bringing awareness to distracted and impaired driving on the farm and the road.

Protect your hearing today as part of Ag Safety Awareness Program Week!

3/4/2018

Farming is among the occupations recognized as having the highest risks for hearing loss

‘No One Can Take Your Place’ is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 4-10

3/4/2018

March 4-10 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.

Consolidation and Competition in Agribusiness Presented During USDA Outlook Forum

2/27/2018

Consolidation and competition in agribusiness was a key topic Friday during a session at the Agriculture Department’s 94th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Farm Bureau Calls for Clarity on Exemptions for Agricultural Haulers

2/26/2018

Farm Bureau in recent comments responded to the department’s efforts to provide clarity to the 150-air mile agricultural commodity exemption and the hours of service regulations.

Farm Bureau Urges Support for AG Act Workforce Legislation

2/24/2018

The American Farm Bureau is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the AG Act in the Securing America’s Future Act.

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2018’

2/12/2018

The Utah Farm Bureau has released its list of ‘Issues to Watch For in 2018’

Make Agricultural Trade Great Again

2/6/2018

U.S. farmers and ranchers are actively seeking to enhance access in existing foreign markets

Help shape the future of American agriculture

2/1/2018

Farmers and ranchers, the deadline for the 2017 Census of Agriculture is February 5 – just a few days away!

Farm Bureau Applauds Delay of Unlawful WOTUS Rule

1/31/2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds action by the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to delay implementation of the hopelessly vague 2015 rule that expansively defined ‘waters of the United States.’

The Future of Agriculture, Happening Today

1/31/2018

Innovation and technology: Common words in today’s world - applied to many things and many industries, but these words are much bigger than just some thing or some device or some solution.

Unity, reform, upgrades themes in President Trump’s address

1/30/2018

From regulatory reform and trade to immigration reform and infrastructure upgrades, President Trump unveiled a policy roadmap that aims to unify and strengthen our nation.

Farm Bureau Members to EPA: You Can't #FloatUs on This #WOTUS

1/23/2018

Farmers and ranchers are sharing photos and videos of rubber ducks in non-navigable, sometimes wet areas of their land to drive home the point that a common-sense “waters of the U.S.” rule is needed.

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