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?
Young Farmers and Ranchers gather in St. George for the 2019 YF&R Leadership Conference
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
The Utah FUSION conference will be held in St. George at the Dixie Center February 5-9th.
Utah Farm Bureau and USU Extension are co-sponsoring the Utah Hay & Forage Symposium
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
Farm Bureaus met recently in Layton to select leaders for the state’s largest farming and ranching organization
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.
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.
A healthy environment depends upon good water quality, connectivity of streams, and robust instream and riparian habitats.
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
Now is the time for producers to evaluate their crop insurance needs and coverage options
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 has recently been hired to work in the state office as an administrative assistant.
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.
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
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.
Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available
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.
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.
Whenever all the indicators are pointing in one direction, it is probably time to at least start thinking about what might happen next
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.
This declaration allows agricultural producers and others to officially begin the process that may provide access to state or federal resources.
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 Bill Expiration Creates Uncertainty for Agriculture
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
The need for oversight and reform regarding environmental litigation cannot be overstated
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was recently announced and if ratified, will replace the 24-year-old NAFTA.
The award recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land
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 urges our trade officials to engage in discussions with our trade partners to resolve trade concerns before resorting to tariffs
Farm Bureau members in Washington, D.C. told lawmakers recently that agriculture needs improved labor provisions and an on-time farm bill.
Failure to make these provisions permanent will result in a huge tax increase
Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret.
The webinar is slated for Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central.
Net Farm Income Projection Less Dire, But Debt Forecast Is Worse
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 is conducting a pilot program in cooperation with Livestock Labs, to make sure the cows are as comfortable as possible
Now is a great time to visit farmers markets throughout Utah, with many fruits and vegetables at their peak for freshness and flavor