Congress is starting to get serious about tax reform.
A commanding majority of American voters support tax reform
Interest in local agriculture has inspired many homeowners to keep backyard chickens, goats and other livestock in residential areas where neighbors are far more comfortable with dogs and cats.
Each year the organization’s delegate body of farmer and rancher members deliberates and responds to challenges facing agriculture.
4-H alumni nationwide have a story to tell and a testimony to share when it comes to how 4-H has changed their lives, shaped their personalities and opened up doors, getting them to where they are today.
Someday a child may question where their food comes from
Dairy farmers are invited to take an online related to Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for a new dairy insurance policy
The so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico increased this year, after excessive spring flooding throughout the Mississippi River basin.
The Northern Plains continue to have very dry conditions.
Finding willing hands to help plant, tend and harvest crops on America’s farmland is harder with each passing season
Go online and check out the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s improved online census questionnaire demonstration site
Included in the bill is a one year delay of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for livestock and insect haulers.
Because Utah is the second driest state in country maximizing our water use is important.
Due to Utah’s continued population and economic growth, Utah continues to experience challenges to accommodate the infrastructure demands that are before us.
Reduces the cost and regulatory burden of building, maintaining and insuring agricultural structures in regulatory floodplains
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Given the state of the farm economy, protecting farm bill spending and maintaining the farm safety net is critical in the next farm bill
America’s farmers and ranchers are encouraged to see that key congressional leaders and the administration understand how important tax reform is to all Americans
Though there may be disagreements as to which part of the state produces the best crop of peaches, few can argue it isn’t an iconic taste of the summer.
Farmers markets are a staple expectancy for the summer season in Utah. Farm Bureau also owns and operates both the South Jordan & Murray Farmers Markets
Learn tips on setting up a classroom to help with ag literacy learning
Twitter is a handy source of information and expressing ideas, but making decisions based on it is not always a good idea.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a thriving population of 4,000 Gray Wolves that threatens farmers and ranchers in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin was somehow endangered
County Farm Bureaus and their award-winning activities serve as models of innovation for local program development.
On Tuesday, 30 members of Congress signed and sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture requesting that they work together to address the numerous regulatory inefficiencies and statutory roadblocks in the agriculture community.
Weather expectations are driving new-crop corn prices to contract highs
Farm Bureau members are encouraged to submit comments in support of repeal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule.
As refugees flee their countries in staggering numbers, resettlement programs are turning toward a way of life that overcomes cultural and language barriers everywhere — agriculture.
A recently introduced bill would provide a much-needed delay to the problematic electronic logging device mandate for certain drivers, which is set to go into effect in December
As you make your August plans, include time to meet with your members of Congress. They are looking to meet you.
The seeded commercial harvest and retail sales only add up to about 8%, meaning seedless watermelon makes up for 92% of all watermelon sales. Seedless watermelon is hugely popular in the United States and it is here to stay!
Grazing livestock is a valuable, proven tool to reduce the risk of wildfire.
A lot is at stake for farmers and ranchers, especially when it comes to tax reform. We need a tax code that gives us flexibility to keep our businesses running from one season to the next.
The U.S. would be hard-pressed to consume domestically the variety meats from its own cattle supply
Congress must counter a steep, four-year drop in commodity prices that has left farmers and ranchers in worse shape than any time since the farm depression of the 1980s
If I only had five minutes to share with you the lessons I learned on Grandpa’s farm, it would be hard to talk to you about all the lessons of service, sacrifice, and generosity that I learned
I invite those not involved in agriculture to take some time and visit with those farmers and ranchers there and in your communities, to see how it takes all of us to get food on our tables.
Rodeo clowns play an integral role in the entertainment of the fans, and more importantly, to the safety of the cowboys participating in this high adrenaline sport
These projections identify expected outlays for farm bill program spending, assuming existing programs continue without changes, and will serve as an indicator of program spending available to Congress as crafting of the 2018 farm bill kicks into higher gear.
The Water Rights Protection Act reaffirms the existing principle of federal law that recognizes the ability of states to confer water rights and acknowledges that the federal government will respect those lawfully acquired rights.
Without broadband, farmers could “potentially lose days of planting and harvesting.
How will a new trade deal between the European Union and Japan will likely affect exports of U.S. dairy products, particularly cheese?
Add your voice to the cause of Utah's premiere general agriculture organization and attend the 101st Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention November 15-17, 2017.
Two high-ranking Trump administration officials – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – made guest appearances Tuesday morning in Washington during AFBF’s Council of Presidents.
The next farm bill could be required to be budget neutral, meaning any increase in spending in one part of the bill would require a decrease in spending elsewhere in the bill
Milk production takes a significant hit during times of high heat due to animal stress.
Farmers and ranchers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico will gather in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show January 5-10, 2018.
Utah Farm Bureau, Utah Dairy Council, and Utah Pork Producers will gather in sunny St. George, Utah at the Utah Fusion Conference January 25-27, 2018.
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Utah Farm Bureau submits public comment on Rule R634-3.
On April 26, 2017 President Trump ordered a review of 24 Department of Interior Managed National Monuments.
Utah Farm Bureau has actively participated in drafting the Water Rights Protection Act.
The Utah Farm Bureau honors the founding of America and the freedoms it represents
Check out the Foundation’s list of books and activities geared to help kids of all ages learn more about what happens on the farm and how food gets to your table, picnic or summer cookout.
American Farm Bureau's (CAE) Awards celebrate unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level.
the Washington Post brought together entrepreneurs, food industry executives, agriculture experts, economists and farmers to discuss how technology, science and new ideas are changing our modern food systems and shaping the future of what – and how – we eat
With temperatures rising, it’s important to properly water your crops and keep pests under control
Eligible Farm Bureau members in participating states can save up to $2,500 on long-lasting Cat machines.
Farm Bureau members receive a 25 percent discount on the registration fee by using promotion code AFB. That’s in addition to the “early bird” discount for registering by June 30.
The NAFTA agreement series continues our focus on commodities with a look at trade in dairy and dairy products.
"Whether it's conventional or organic, I trust the quality of American grown produce."
Five Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the reopening of China to U.S. beef provides great market potential for U.S. agriculture.
Mexico and Japan are the top two destinations for offal. The U.S. ships almost all offal produced overseas.
Cooling in trade relations with Cuba could result in the nation purchasing agricultural goods elsewhere.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa in Savannah, Georgia, for a trilateral meeting as well as other joint events.
Here are some general safety tips that can help prevent wildfire, keep families safe, protect resources, and not put fire fighters lives at unnecessary risk.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on trade relations between the U.S. and Canada.
Author and Environmental Defense Fund staffer Miriam Horn says farmers and ranchers are the starting point of conservation and good stewardship.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement should protect and improve agricultural trade.
The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ellen Steen was quoted in a recent Fox News article about the regulatory struggles farmers face
AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development
Kansas farmer Derek Sawyer appeared on a recent Nightly Business Report segment about possible federal budget cuts to agriculture.
The House recently passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, which would eliminate duplicate regulations relating to pesticide applications.
Farm Bureau tax specialist explains the proposed border adjustability tax would change the way the U.S. taxes corporations and its impact on agriculture
Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017 would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies
Congress will now get to work on amending and adjusting budget figures sent by the president.
Recently, the House approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced reorganization plans for the USDA, and the secretary is asking for input on his proposal.
Farm Bureau has asked leadership of a Senate committee to advance EPA nominee Susan Bodine
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the appointment of Greg Sheehan to the newly-created position of Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Tax reforms certainly are needed to ensure we are encouraging economic activity and growth
Proposed changes “would significantly endanger the future of family farms in America
Land managers in the West increasingly demand that ranchers who work federal land surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range
AFBF President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule.
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking states to share with the agency what they think a new rule should look like
A recently introduced bill to increase grants that encourage veterinarians to practice in veterinary shortage areas has the support of AFBF.
For American-style cheese and butter, these March inventory levels are the highest levels since 1984 and 1993, respectively.
Eligible Farm Bureau members in participating states can print a certificate for up to $2,500 off select Cat machines
Farm Bureau supports the EPA’s effort to withdraw the 2015 rule and replace it with one that conforms to the limits approved by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court.
Farm income could see a slight increase this year, compared to 2016.
Farm Bureau believes that the estate taxes should be permanently eliminated. It’s time to bury the death tax for good.
Sustainability: From the notion of a modern farm or ranch being economically able to sustain a family, to the idea of working with the land in a manner that supports food and fiber production for future generations, the word means different things to different people.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently submitted a Federal Register notice to solicit public comments on agency regulations.
An outstanding group of young farm and ranch leaders have been selected by AFBF as the organization’s ninth Partners in Advocacy Leadership class.
Congress can’t change the weather, but it can do a lot to improve the climate for running a farm or ranch. Farmers and ranchers grow food, fuel and fiber in a world of uncertainty. We need a tax code that recognizes the unique financial challenges we face, and we need flexibility to run and expand our businesses.