The American Farm Bureau Federation recently honored 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders as graduates of the organization’s ninth Partners in Advocacy Leadership class, two of which came from Utah.
Simply put, it’s high time to put aside costly disputes and get back to business with our allies in Canada and Mexico.
With the continual increase in demand for local food and a limited amount of good farm and ranch land to grow that food, I believe that there is a wonderful future in Utah agriculture.
The Foundation for Agriculture recently partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create a free curriculum on how weather and drought impact agriculture
Recognizing Utah farms and ranches that are family-owned for 100 years. Century Farm & Ranch Applications are due April 1, 2019.
Repeal is the most effective way to protect family-run businesses from the estate tax
The updated greater sage grouse conservation plan will guide the management of bird in Utah for the next five years.
What do I see as promising in the new farm bill? The opportunities for growth, trade and individualization within our farming businesses.
Gen Z already is showing its independence and economic power in driving food trends
Lack of access to broadband is a major problem in rural America, with 30 percent of rural Americans without it, while only 2 percent of urban Americans are disconnected.
When temperatures drop, the health and well-being of the herd are on the forefront of a rancher’s mind.
Since 2013, Culver’s has helped make a difference by donating nearly $2 million to agricultural education programs
Watch the special centennial documentary takes a look at the history of the American Farm Bureau
Farm debt is record-high, but there are options before bankruptcy relief
The 2018 Farm Bill, overall, was a big win for the agriculture industry. Even more so, the horse industry is counting the recently passed bill as a huge win, thanks to the official designation of horses as livestock.
The Department of Transportation is accepting comments through March 8 on a petition requesting additional flexibility on hours of service requirements for truck drivers.
The brief explains how changes made by the proclamations will protect ranchers’ livelihoods by enhancing their ability to graze livestock in and around the monuments
I can’t imagine the total number of decisions a person makes in their lifetime, but my guess is that the overwhelming majority of them don’t matter much.
We’ve compiled some indoor family activities to get your family members to unplug and have a great time.
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal is a win for farmers and ranchers in Utah and throughout the country.
Farmers Brett and Jenna Madsen of Chester, Utah are being featured as part of a new reality television show called The American Farm, set to premiere later in 2019 on History (formerly known as The History Channel).
Because most Americans don’t have the opportunity to see the process of how our food gets from the farm to our plates, we may lack both the understanding and appreciation for those people who do help get our food from the fields to our dinner tables.
Farm Bureau supports two Senate bills in Congress designed to give farmers and ranchers relief from the Health Insurance Tax.
USDA’s 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast projected farm sector debt at a record-high
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking nominations to fill three positions on its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
Board of Directors and County Presidents Leadership Training (Replaces Council of County Presidents)
We need the support of agriculture, food industry professionals, health experts, scientists, economists and academics to ensure sufficient, healthy and sustainably produced food for all.
Farmers need the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the sooner the better
The Death Tax Repeal Act would give farmers, ranchers and others permanent relief from the estate tax
Farmers and ranchers in Utah support clear rules that will protect water quality in our nation’s waterways
Efforts to overhaul the current system received a major blow when Congress failed to pass H.R.4092 in 2018
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF) has released a list of ‘Issues to Watch For in 2019’ as we implement our policy priorities during the 2019 Utah general legislative session.
Beginning January 24, however, all FSA offices will open and offer a longer list of transactions they will accommodate.
The 2018 farm bill builds on the improvements made in the Bipartisan Budget Act to significantly enhance the commodity support from the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency
The American Farm Bureau presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Sen. Orrin Hatch
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
The awards recognized excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2018.
Lawmakers introduced a resolution this week honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation
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 recently announced it would extend the deadline for farmers to apply for Market Facilitation Program payments
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
Businesses with projects that meet established criteria may receive up to $100,000 in a refundable tax credit
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.
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 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.
Who knows the importance of renewed optimism better than farmers and ranchers?
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
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
Farmers reeling from trade-related losses welcomed the long-awaited details of a second round of trade aid payments
Tax-deductible donations may be made online by entering a custom amount or choosing from preset options.
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.
Washington County farmer Kyle Wilson prefers participating in the public policy process and sharing his influence, rather than simply standing on the sidelines
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.
Parrish described the 2015 rule as “an extremely broad and overreaching definition”
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
The farm bill helps to ensure the food security and economic security of our nation
The following statement regarding the resignation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
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
Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement, the deal must be approved by the governments of all three nations.
While the U.S. economy roars along, the farm economy continues to struggle.
Farm Bill Passage Brings Farmers, Ranchers Added Certainty
This new Clean Water Rule is rooted in common-sense. It will protect our nation’s water resources and allow farmers to farm
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.
The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.
Jennie Christensen appears on KSL to talk about beef & her family's ranch
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.
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
Too often, like old MacDonald, children’s books are full of antiquated farming practices and stereotypes of rural life.
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 in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas need your help this #GivingTuesday
Despite expectations that these bankruptcy levels would rise in 2018, Chapter 12 filings were down 8 percent during the 2018 fiscal year.
Nearly 3 Billion Pounds Covered in First Month
AFBF is optimistic that a new farm bill will be in place by the end of 2018
Initial estimates place the crop losses to farmers and ranchers at a minimum of $158 million
With an actual recovery rate of roughly five percent, the Endangered Species Act is a failure
Less than 1,500 Puerto Rican farmers and ranchers have filed for payments through USDA’s 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program
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.
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 of Coalville has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation will convene its 102nd annual convention, November 15-16, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah
Your Farm Bureau membership gives you complimentary Platinum 2 discounts with the John Deere Rewards program
Hunger and undernourishment are an unfortunate reality for approximately 795 million people around the world
Cooking more at home is a great way to save money
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.
Members of Congress do not know what farmers and ranchers do, and they need to
Farm Bureau Looks Forward to Working with New Congress
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.
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
Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules
This has been a difficult year, even before Hurricanes Florence and Michael struck the Carolinas and the Gulf Coast.
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
Farmers and ranchers need quality connections to broadband internet, but those connections are hard to find in the countryside.