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Farm Bureau Distinguished Service and Founders Awards: Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dick Newpher


The American Farm Bureau presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Sen. Orrin Hatch

Western states struggle with self-governance due to challenges of public lands


The heart of the challenge farmers and ranchers in western states have when it comes to dealing with public lands has its roots back in the revolutionary war, when states were fighting for self-governance

Utah Farm Bureaus Recognized for Outstanding Member Programs and Achievement


The awards recognized excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2018.

Peterson, Conaway Introduce Resolution Honoring American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Anniversary Convention


Lawmakers introduced a resolution this week honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown


Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices (including 17 in Utah) will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers

USDA Extends Deadline for Trade Mitigation Package


USDA recently announced it would extend the deadline for farmers to apply for Market Facilitation Program payments

Farm Bureau adopts policies on government shutdown, trade, opioids, cell-based foods and broadband


Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year

Targeted business tax credit encourages investment in Utah’s rural communities


Businesses with projects that meet established criteria may receive up to $100,000 in a refundable tax credit

Farm Bureau Distinguished Service and Founders Awards: Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dick Newpher


The American Farm Bureau Federation will be presenting its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Sen. Orrin Hatch at its 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

Utah Farm & Ranch Leaders Travel to New Orleans for National Agriculture Conference


Approximately 80 agricultural leaders and Utah Farm Bureau members will be traveling to New Orleans, for the 100th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, January 11-15, 2019.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Address 100th AFBF Annual Convention


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will give the closing general session keynote address at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Jan. 14, 2019.

A Refreshing Start to the New Year


Who knows the importance of renewed optimism better than farmers and ranchers?

YF&R Fusion Leadership Conference


Young Farmers and Ranchers gather in St. George for the 2019 YF&R Leadership Conference

Foundation’s Online Silent Auction Offers Greater Opportunity to Support Ag Literacy


All the proceeds from the Silent Auction support the Foundation's mission of building awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education

FUSION conference in St. George looks to inspire farmers & ranchers


The Utah FUSION conference will be held in St. George at the Dixie Center February 5-9th.

2019 Utah Hay & Forage Symposium


Utah Farm Bureau and USU Extension are co-sponsoring the Utah Hay & Forage Symposium

Farm Bureau asks DOL to keep newspaper ad requirement under H-2A


Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements

The Top 10 Market Intel Articles of 2018


Top 10 most popular Market Intels of the year

Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Mitigation Payments


Farmers reeling from trade-related losses welcomed the long-awaited details of a second round of trade aid payments

Several state Farm Bureaus announce hurricane relief funds to help local farmers & ranchers


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The kindness that doesn’t always make the news


It doesn’t always make the headlines or the top news story, but there are great people and organizations doing wonderful things to help each other.

Congressman Chris Stewart visits with farmers and ranchers in Enterprise


Washington County farmer Kyle Wilson prefers participating in the public policy process and sharing his influence, rather than simply standing on the sidelines

Who Supported the Farm Bill?


A recent Market Intel delves into how the farm bill, both the original legislation passed in each chamber and the conference report, fared in the House and Senate on the state and the congressional district levels.

MarketPlace: What Water is Surface Water?


Parrish described the 2015 rule as “an extremely broad and overreaching definition”

House Ways and Means Committee Adds HIT Suspension to Tax Package


The House Ways and Means Committee recently released a new end-of-year tax package, adding a suspension of the Health Insurance Tax through 2021

Farm Bill Signing Secures Benefits for All Americans


The farm bill helps to ensure the food security and economic security of our nation

Farm Bureau on Resignation of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke


The following statement regarding the resignation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Farm Bureau Welcomes Second Trade Mitigation Assistance Package


The Trump administration this week announced the second part of a trade mitigation assistance package to help farmers and ranchers hit hard by the ongoing trade disputes.

Farm Bureau Announces Final Four Teams in Ag Innovation Challenge


Farm Bureau Announces Final Four Teams in Ag Innovation Challenge

Steps Remain to Finalize USMCA


Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement, the deal must be approved by the governments of all three nations.

Updated End-of-Year Farm Economic Outlook


While the U.S. economy roars along, the farm economy continues to struggle.

Farm Bill Passage Brings Farmers, Ranchers Added Certainty


Farm Bill Passage Brings Farmers, Ranchers Added Certainty

Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA


This new Clean Water Rule is rooted in common-sense. It will protect our nation’s water resources and allow farmers to farm

Steps Remain to Finalize North American Free Trade Agreement


The U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, now signed by the three member countries, still faces a long road before agriculture can reap the benefits of the trade deal.

Millard County farmer wins Utah Farm Bureau Discussion Meet


The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.

Cattle Rancher Jennie Jensen Appears on KSL Studio 5


Jennie Christensen appears on KSL to talk about beef & her family's ranch

Wasatch County ranching family wins Utah Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award


The Excellence in Agriculture award is a competition that was initiated a number of years ago to recognize young farmers and ranchers involved in agriculture, but who do not necessarily derive a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture operation.

Comment Period Open for Cell-Cultured Meat Regulations Through Dec. 26


The Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a joint regulation for the oversight of cell-cultured meats.

Farm Bureau Calls for Extension of Renewable Fuel, Short Line Railroad Tax Incentives


Farm Bureau Calls for Extension of Renewable Fuel, Short Line Railroad Tax Incentives

What’s Wrong with Old MacDonald?


Too often, like old MacDonald, children’s books are full of antiquated farming practices and stereotypes of rural life.

Farmers Press Lawmakers on Farm Bill


If the bill doesn’t get done, Congress, including a House with new leadership, will have to start from scratch.

Farmers Await Details on Second Round of Trade Aid Payments


Farmers Await Details on Second Round of Trade Aid Payments

Utah Farm Bureau Members Elect Farm and Ranch leaders at Annual Convention in Layton


Farm Bureaus met recently in Layton to select leaders for the state’s largest farming and ranching organization

Help Farmers on #GivingTuesday


Farmers in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas need your help this #GivingTuesday

Chapter 12 Bankruptcies Lower Across Farm County


Despite expectations that these bankruptcy levels would rise in 2018, Chapter 12 filings were down 8 percent during the 2018 fiscal year.

Reviewing Dairy Revenue Insurance Participation


Nearly 3 Billion Pounds Covered in First Month

Farm Bureau Pushes for New Farm Bill During Lame-Duck Session


AFBF is optimistic that a new farm bill will be in place by the end of 2018

Florida Agriculture Still Recovering from Hurricane Damage


Initial estimates place the crop losses to farmers and ranchers at a minimum of $158 million

Farmers and Ranchers Urged to Contact Congress About Common Sense Changes to the Endangered Species Act


With an actual recovery rate of roughly five percent, the Endangered Species Act is a failure

Farm Bureau Urges USDA to Boost Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico


Less than 1,500 Puerto Rican farmers and ranchers have filed for payments through USDA’s 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program

Give Thanks


If we take a good look at our situations, we have plenty to be thankful for. Consider our good health, family, friends and the best country in the world to live in.

USA Today: Go Ahead and Gobble Up. Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs a Bit Less Than Last Year


The tally of classic Turkey Day foods — enough to feed 10 people, plus leftovers — is $48.90 on average, down 22 cents from last year’s average

Ercanbrack Livestock Receives Utah Leopold Conservation Award


Ercanbrack Livestock of Coalville has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.

Farm & ranch leaders to address critical issues at 2018 Utah Farm Bureau convention


The Utah Farm Bureau Federation will convene its 102nd annual convention, November 15-16, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah

Member Benefit Monday: John Deere. 83-Year-Old John Deere Repairman Still Going Strong


Your Farm Bureau membership gives you complimentary Platinum 2 discounts with the John Deere Rewards program

Improving Nutrition in the Developing World


Hunger and undernourishment are an unfortunate reality for approximately 795 million people around the world

Make the Most of the Foods in Your Fridge


Cooking more at home is a great way to save money

5 Farmers to Thank on Thanksgiving


While many are already looking forward to the Christmas holidays, don’t overlook Thanksgiving and the occasion it provides to reflect on our lives and the much we have been given.

After the Election: What Happens Now?


Members of Congress do not know what farmers and ranchers do, and they need to

Farm Bureau Looks Forward to Working with New Congress


Farm Bureau Looks Forward to Working with New Congress

Do We Really Need a Reminder to Vote?


Participate in the voting process or someone else will decide who will govern. It’s a reminder – and a warning – to all Americans about the need to vote on Election Day.

Western farmers and ranchers urge administration toward better land management policies


13 Western states are calling on the federal government to put in place more effective land management practices and policies.

Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court


Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court

Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules


Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules

Several state Farm Bureaus announce hurricane relief funds to help local farmers & ranchers


This has been a difficult year, even before Hurricanes Florence and Michael struck the Carolinas and the Gulf Coast.

Tariffs Hit the Hide Market


U.S. hides are among the casualties of this most recent round of tariffs.

Overcoming Shame, Stigma Key to Addressing Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities


Overcoming Shame, Stigma Key to Addressing Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access


Farmers and ranchers need quality connections to broadband internet, but those connections are hard to find in the countryside.

The Great American Pumpkin Patch


Whether you are carving a jack-o-lantern grin, roasting the seeds or sipping it in your latte, pumpkin season has arrived for all of us to enjoy.

Healthy watersheds equate to quality of life


A healthy environment depends upon good water quality, connectivity of streams, and robust instream and riparian habitats.

Interior’s ‘sue & settle’ order exposes secret settlements with activists


The U.S. Department of Interior has issued an order to curb this abuse of basic, democratic processes and to open backroom deals to public scrutiny

Federal crop insurance programs – Working for you!


Now is the time for producers to evaluate their crop insurance needs and coverage options

BLM Utah reopens nominations to Resource Advisory Council


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah today announced that it is reopening the public call for nominations for four open positions on its citizen-based Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC).

Bailee Woolstenhulme hired at Utah Farm Bureau


Bailee Woolstenhulme has recently been hired to work in the state office as an administrative assistant.

Farm Bureau: Broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity


Without reliable, third-party verified maps to accurately determine where wireless broadband is accessible, Farm Bureau cautioned against RUS’ plan to base program eligibility on at least 90 percent of households without sufficient broadband access.

Small farms are still dangerous


No matter what size the farm or ranch, safety is the key to a successful operation and a place for the next generation to keep working

Salina cattle auction celebrates its 50th anniversary, reflecting on past


The auction recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the legacy of sacrifice, determination and hard work lives on at the auction barn in Salina today.

USDA designates three Utah counties as primary natural disaster areas


Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage…a Potential Solution


In the event precipitation amounts within an area fall below the insured level and rainfall index, PRF uses county-based values to make a loss payment to the policyholder.

Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility


The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices.

U.S. Economy Enters Second-Longest Growth Period


Whenever all the indicators are pointing in one direction, it is probably time to at least start thinking about what might happen next

Farm Bureau Warns Proposed IRS Rule Would Deter Some from Conserving Land


The proposed changes, under section 170 of the tax code, would reduce the federal charitable deduction for a donated conservation easement by the amount of a state tax credit.

Farmers impacted by drought, hope for relief in recent


This declaration allows agricultural producers and others to officially begin the process that may provide access to state or federal resources.

 It’s Apple Crunch Time in Utah


Utah schools, early care sites, hospitals, colleges, community organizations, businesses and more will be celebrating National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week by crunching into Utah-grown apples.

Farm Bureau’s Walmsley to CNBC: Farm Bill Expiration Creates Uncertainty for Agriculture


Farm Bill Expiration Creates Uncertainty for Agriculture

Sponsorship Opportunities


Discover opportunities to support Utah agriculture.

House Votes to Make Key Tax Provisions Permanent


The House recently passed a Farm Bureau-supported bill that would make permanent several important tax reform provisions that are set to expire after 2025

American Farm Bureau: Environmental Litigation Reform Needed


The need for oversight and reform regarding environmental litigation cannot be overstated

Utah Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress with Canada


The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was recently announced and if ratified, will replace the 24-year-old NAFTA.

Finalists Selected for Utah Leopold Conservation Award


The award recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land

As Harvest Marches on, Tariff Pain to Follow


The impact of lower prices and weak demand from some key foreign customers will be most widespread as the combines roll and harvest 2018 gets underway

Farm Bureau Details Trade, Tariff Impacts on Agriculture


Farm Bureau urges our trade officials to engage in discussions with our trade partners to resolve trade concerns before resorting to tariffs

Farmers Ask Congress for Ag Labor Changes, Farm Bill Passage


Farm Bureau members in Washington, D.C. told lawmakers recently that agriculture needs improved labor provisions and an on-time farm bill.

Ways and Means Committee Moves to Make Important Tax Provisions Permanent


Failure to make these provisions permanent will result in a huge tax increase

Interior’s Sue and Settle Order Exposes Secret Settlements with Activists


Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret.

Dairy Revenue Protection Webinar Slated for Friday, Sept. 28


The webinar is slated for Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central.

Updated Outlook for the U.S. Farm Economy


Net Farm Income Projection Less Dire, But Debt Forecast Is Worse

Utah Farm Bureau President appears on "County Seat' to talk impact of trade tariffs


Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson appeared on "The County Seat' with Miles Hansen of the World Trade Center of Utah to talk about the impact trade tariffs are having on local farmers & ranchers

USU researchers test viability of cow chip technology


USU is conducting a pilot program in cooperation with Livestock Labs, to make sure the cows are as comfortable as possible

The perfect time to go to a Farmers Market


Now is a great time to visit farmers markets throughout Utah, with many fruits and vegetables at their peak for freshness and flavor