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Transportation Department Extends ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers


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


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

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


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!


Today mark the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day

How Will Agriculture Feed the World? It Starts Today


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


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


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

Farm Bureau: ACRE Act Stops Unintended Regulation of Farms


Congress never meant to include agriculture under these environmental reporting obligations

Farm Bureau Asks Congressional Leaders to Support Farm Tax Fix


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

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt


Farmers Market or Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt

Farm Bureau Praises Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule


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

Celebrate National Ag Week


Activities highlighting the importance of agriculture

Breakfast on the Farm


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

Strawberry DNA Activity


Genetics: DNA and Phenotype

American and Utah Farm Bureaus defend National Monuments proclamation


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


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


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

Ag Safety Awareness Week - Fire Safety on the Farm


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


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!


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


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

Still time to be counted in the 2017 census of agriculture


Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Consolidation and Competition in Agribusiness Presented During USDA Outlook Forum


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


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.

Women's Leadership Conference


Women's Leadership Conferece

Farm Bureau Urges Support for AG Act Workforce Legislation


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.

Donate to Puerto Rico Farm Bureau Ag Relief Fund by April 15 to Assist Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Maria


The deadline to make donations to the Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund has been extended to April 15, to allow farmers more time to apply for funding, and to allow more time for people and organizations to donate.

Accepting Applications for Century Farms/Ranches


Recognizing family-owned farms and ranches which have stood through 100 years. Century Farm & Ranch Applications are due April 2, 2018.

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


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

Specialty crop grant applications sought for 2018


The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is seeking grant proposals for projects designed to increase production and availability of fruits and vegetables, and other specialty crops in Utah.

Make Agricultural Trade Great Again


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

Help shape the future of American agriculture


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


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


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


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


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.

American Farm Bureau Releases Strategic Action Goals for 2018


The goals identify the organization’s top public policy issues for 2018

Access to Majority of Bureau of Land Management Public Lands to Remain Open During Government Shutdown: BLM facilities will be closed


During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible

Opioid Epidemic Takes Center Stage at recent Farm Bureau Convention


A panel discussion at AFBF’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show focused on a collaboration between AFBF and National Farmers Union called Farm Town Strong

2017: The Ag Year in Review


2017 brought a wave of change for farming. It was a better year than farmers and ranchers have seen in a while.

NAFTA by Commodity and by State


The income of American farmers & ranchers depends on trade

 3 Ways We All Benefit from the Farm Bill


America’s farmers and ranchers are not the only ones that benefit from the farm bill

Join us for FUSION Ag Conference, January 26-27, 2018 in St. George


The Utah Farm Bureau and the Dairy Council of Utah-Nevada are joining together at the 2018 FUSION Conference to offer powerful breakouts and the largest agriculture tradeshow in Utah. The meetings will take place January 26-27 at the Dixie Center in sunny St. George.

Farm Bureau Elects New Grassroots Leaders


Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson was elected to the American Farm Bureau's Board of Directors, and Wasatch County's Russ Kohler was elected Chairman of the American Farm Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

 USDA Under Secretary Confident Good Neighbor Relations Will Prevail in NAFTA Talks


Current North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are a lot like a Sumo wrestling match, according to Ted McKinney

Utah Farm & Ranch Leaders Travel to Nashville for National Agriculture Conference


Approximately 90 agricultural leaders and Utah Farm Bureau members will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee to join more than 6,000 other agricultural leaders from around the country at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th 2018 AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, January 5-10, 2018.

Perdue Applauds USDA’s 2017 Accomplishments


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently applauded the accomplishments made by USDA over the past year.

Farm Groups Launch ‘Farm Town Strong’ Campaign to Address Rural Opioid Epidemic


Farm Bureau and Farmers Union announced a new campaign to raise awareness of the opioid crisis impacting farming communities

Congressional Scorecard and Voting Record Available on VOA


The web page shares the voting records of all members of Congress on issues that affect farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Rebuild Rural Website Launched


The coalition is dedicated to advocating for investment in rural America’s infrastructure and understands that rural America’s infrastructure needs are fundamentally different.

The Greatest Hardships Bring Out the Greatest Resolve in Rural America


The New Year is a time for new beginnings, when we resolve to do better, try harder, and make more of a difference in the lives around us

Winterize Your Equipment with Tips from John Deere


Check out great tips on how to winterize equipment

DOT Releases Details on Initial 90-Day Waiver from ELDs for Agricultural Haulers


DOT has released details on the initial 90-day waiver from the requirement for agricultural and livestock haulers to obtain electronic logging devices

House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page


A landing page has been designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 farm bill

Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture: 50 Years and Growing


In the beginning the Foundation focused primarily on research for advancing agricultural mechanization and technology

Enrollment Duration in the Conservation Reserve Program


The Conservation Reserve Program is a voluntary program that pays farmers and ranchers to retire environmentally sensitive cropland.

Case IH – Meeting Your Needs


Eligible Farm Bureau members in participating states can also receive $300 to $500 off a qualifying Case IH purchase.

New Legislation Will Improve Students’ Access to Milk


A recently introduced bill that would allow schools to give students more milk choices

Push to Delay the HIT Continues


The HIT pushes health insurance costs even higher than they already are, making it harder for farmers and ranchers to purchase coverage for themselves, their families and their employees.

Marketing Feeder Cattle: Changes in Sales Data


The volume of cattle marketed through the internet or video channels has not showed the high growth that the number of search results would suggest.

What Makes Food News & Information Credible?


When it comes to the credibility of food news and information, truth is relative, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity.

President Trump to Address Farm Bureau Members in January at Annual Convention in Nashville


President Donald Trump will address farm & ranch families at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention

Poll Reveals Most Americans Support Trump Rewriting Obama’s WOTUS Rule


A majority of Americans surveyed say the current administration should work with Congress and local businesses to rewrite the Obama-era “Waters of the U.S.” rule.

The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows


While just under half of rural Americans say they have been directly impacted by opioid abuse, 74 percent of farmers and farm workers say they have.

Grainger – Winter is Here


Winter is here and Grainger can help Farm Bureau members in participating states prepare, respond and recover from the cold.

Tax Reform Key to Preserving Our Family Farm


Lawmakers can bring relief to farm and ranch families across the country with tax reform

Foundation for Agriculture to Announce New Book of the Year at Annual Convention


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will announce its 11th Book of the Year on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee

China Continues to Drive Sorghum Acreage and Consumption


The catalyst for increased sorghum production has been increasing demand from China.

Farm Bureau Hails Bears Ears, Escalante Reforms


The announcement from the administration about a reduction in the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments marks a return of common sense to environmental stewardship.

USFRA Launching ‘engAGe’ App in 2018


Agriculture has an opportunity to come together and proactively elevate the voices of farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists on social media

2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway


The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s farmers and ranchers this week.

USU Extension Receives Grant for Training Next Generation of Farmers


Utah State University Extension recently received a grant worth $599,615 from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help increase the number of beginning farmers in the Mountain West.

Cache County farmer wins  Utah Farm Bureau Discussion Meet


Samantha Smith of Cache County won the 2017 Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Appointed to White House Trade Advisory Committee


American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Millard County farm family wins Utah Farm Bureau Achievement award


Chad and Linda Osguthorpe of Millard County were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Achievement Award’.

Sevier County family wins Utah Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award


Jed & Nanci Johnson of Aurora, Utah were recognized as the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher 'Excellence in Agriculture' award.

Cattle on Feed Continues Strong Placements


Strong placements were expected ahead of the cattle on feed report as analyst ranges were from 3.6 to 13.1 percent above a year ago.

Farm Bureau Submits FSMA Extension Comments


The extension provides farmers an opportunity to continue their engagement with the FDA to consider the best approach for implementation.

Farm Bureau Seeks Full Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule


Farm Bureau thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for delaying the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule.

Farmers Should Focus on Effective Tax Rate


As Congress considers changes to the federal tax code, farmers and ranchers need to consider how proposed revisions will impact the overall effective tax rate for their agricultural businesses.

American Agriculture Can’t Afford to Lose out on Trade


International trade is incredibly important to hundreds of thousands of American farm and ranch families.

Take a Gander at the Faces of Farming & Ranching Short Videos


U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s consumer perception research shows that video and documentaries are the most influential sources of information when it comes to consumers’ opinions of farming and ranching in the U.S.

USA Today Op-Ed: Estate Tax Forces Farmers to Play Defense


USA Today published “Estate Tax Forces Farmers to Play Defense,” an op-ed by AFBF President Zippy Duvall.

Fred Thurston Named 2017 Utah Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient


Fred Thurston and his family from Morgan County, Utah were named the recipients of the prestigious Utah Leopold Conservation Award

Transportation Department Temporarily Waives Logging Device Mandate for Agriculture


The Department of Transportation has granted a 90-day waiver from the requirement that agricultural and livestock haulers install electronic logging devices in their vehicles.

Where ARC Thou Program Payments, Part Deux


For these other field crops, marketing year average prices were announced at the end of September and allowed the Agriculture Department to calculate county-level Agriculture Risk Coverage-County Option program payment data.

Reuters Reports Study Finds No Cancer Link to Glyphosate


Reuters reports that a large long-term study on the use of the weed killer glyphosate by agricultural workers in the U.S. has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said earlier this month.

Food Labeling: Helpful or Harmful?


Food companies are stocking grocery store shelves with products that tout absence claims like non-GMO, antibiotic-free and hormone-free, all in the name of transparency. But is it really transparency, or is it fear marketing?

Support #GivingTuesday Today


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday today.

Importance of NAFTA to Agriculture in Each State for 2016


As modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA 2.0, continues, concern from the agricultural community over a potential NAFTA withdrawal has intensified.

Farm Bureau members to address critical issues at 2017 Annual Convention


Farm Bureau members invited to celebrate the ‘Miracle of Agriculture’ at 2017 Annual Convention in Layton

USDA invests $16.6 million in broadband infrastructure for underserved rural Utah


USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities in the U.S., including parts of rural Utah.

New Bill Offers Additional Protection for Farmers and Ranchers Against Dealer Default


The bill would make payment to livestock producers a priority in the event of dealer default on cash receipts from livestock, by establishing a dealer trust statute.

Wade Garrett named Director of Public Policy at Utah Farm Bureau


The Utah Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the hiring of Wade Garrett of Nephi as Director of Public Policy.

Behling named Southern Regional Manager For Utah Farm Bureau Federation


Changes were made to ensure Farm Bureau members in the southeastern portion of the state maintained the high level of service and were represented at various agency and other public meetings

Heavy Meat Inventories Set New September Highs in 2017


Cold storage items have produced an all-time record high for the month of September

Farm Bureau Encouraged by USDA Biotech Proposal Withdrawal


The Agriculture Department’s Animal Plant Heath and Inspection Service has announced the withdrawal of biotech regulations

Farm Bureau: E-Retailers Dodge Taxes, Rural Communities Languish


Farm Bureau has asked the Supreme Court to take up a case that could do away with internet retailers’ ongoing refusal to collect sales taxes

Reviewing 2017 Crop Insurance Prices


Each year, farmers pay billions of dollars in premiums for this feature that may provide additional financial risk coverage in the event of crop loss.

Voice Your Support for the Tax Reform and Jobs Act Today


This first major tax package since the 1980s includes provisions important to farmers and ranchers