America’s farmers and ranchers are not the only ones that benefit from the farm bill
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.
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.
Current North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are a lot like a Sumo wrestling match, according to Ted McKinney
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.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently applauded the accomplishments made by USDA over the past year.
Farm Bureau and Farmers Union announced a new campaign to raise awareness of the opioid crisis impacting farming communities
The web page shares the voting records of all members of Congress on issues that affect farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
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 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
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DOT has released details on the initial 90-day waiver from the requirement for agricultural and livestock haulers to obtain electronic logging devices
A landing page has been designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 farm bill
In the beginning the Foundation focused primarily on research for advancing agricultural mechanization and technology
The Conservation Reserve Program is a voluntary program that pays farmers and ranchers to retire environmentally sensitive cropland.
Eligible Farm Bureau members in participating states can also receive $300 to $500 off a qualifying Case IH purchase.
A recently introduced bill that would allow schools to give students more milk choices
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.
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.
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 Donald Trump will address farm & ranch families at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention
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.
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.
Winter is here and Grainger can help Farm Bureau members in participating states prepare, respond and recover from the cold.
Lawmakers can bring relief to farm and ranch families across the country with tax reform
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
The catalyst for increased sorghum production has been increasing demand from China.
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.
Agriculture has an opportunity to come together and proactively elevate the voices of farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists on social media
The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s farmers and ranchers this week.
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.
Samantha Smith of Cache County won the 2017 Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Chad and Linda Osguthorpe of Millard County were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Achievement 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.
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.
The extension provides farmers an opportunity to continue their engagement with the FDA to consider the best approach for implementation.
Farm Bureau thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for delaying the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule.
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.
International trade is incredibly important to hundreds of thousands of American farm and ranch families.
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 published “Estate Tax Forces Farmers to Play Defense,” an op-ed by AFBF President Zippy Duvall.
Fred Thurston and his family from Morgan County, Utah were named the recipients of the prestigious Utah Leopold Conservation Award
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.
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 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 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?
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday today.
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 invited to celebrate the ‘Miracle of Agriculture’ at 2017 Annual Convention in Layton
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.
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.
The Utah Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the hiring of Wade Garrett of Nephi as Director of Public Policy.
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
Cold storage items have produced an all-time record high for the month of September
The Agriculture Department’s Animal Plant Heath and Inspection Service has announced the withdrawal of biotech regulations
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
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.
This first major tax package since the 1980s includes provisions important to farmers and ranchers
The U.S. Apple Association, the School Nutrition Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture are teaming up for a new initiative called Apples4Ed.
New data released by the Labor Department reveals that the demand for labor is stronger than ever.
In just a couple months, farmers and ranchers across the nation will start receiving the 2017 Census of Agriculture
Farm Bureau is offering a one-day conference to help entrepreneurs tap into the billions of dollars venture capital fund managers are looking to put into agriculture and food businesses.
The bipartisan Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality (STARS) Act of 2017 (H.R. 3956) provides much-needed clarification to the employer mandate’s seasonal worker exemption within the Affordable Care Act.
Without labor relief, many farmers will have to scale back production or get out of farming altogether.
Farmers and ranchers need a tax code that recognizes the work that they do and the unique challenges their businesses face.
Several major livestock organizations and the American Farm Bureau Federation applauded the USDA’s decision not to implement the rules for GIPSA
To buy or to lease machines for your farm? That is the question!
A new proposal to change the way the Agriculture Department regulates fluid milk markets could potentially alleviate many of these risk management concerns.
Senate legislation has been introduced to delay the Health Insurance Tax (HIT Tax) for two years.
An informal survey showed that more than half of responding farmers had experienced employee shortages during the past year.
The House Natural Resources Committee has approved a bill that would restore Congress’ original intent in passing the Antiquities Act in 1906.
The labor shortage on America’s farms and ranches is growing, and the lack of a stable, legal supply of workers places the health of too many farms at risk.
The tax reform framework announced recently is the first step toward providing tax relief to farmers and ranchers.
A review of the impact of NAFTA on vegetable trade was provided in a recent Market Intel article
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Western AgCredit, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, is proud to announce the finalists for the prestigious Utah Leopold Conservation Award® which honors Utah landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.
With millions of acres burned, Ag Community Relief has established the "Western Wire Roundup" in effort to help western ranchers rebuild.
Without access to an adequate and stable workforce, many farmers are being forced to leave fresh produce to rot in the fields.
Utah Farm Bureau's A.J. Ferguson was featured on RFD-TV talking about the need for farmer safety, and what the Utah Farm Bureau is doing in partnership with the Utah Labor Commission to reduce fatalities and injuries related to agriculture.
Concerned about livestock haulers’ readiness to comply with a problematic electronic logging device mandate, as well as how the mandate will affect the transported animals’ well-being
Hometown businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with online-only retailers that don’t have to collect sales taxes.
Too often, rural America has been left in the dust when it comes down to actual spending on infrastructure. Communications infrastructure is no different.
Farmers want tax tools like cash accounting and interest deduction for small businesses to be there when they need them.
At a minimum, a one-year delay of the HIT would provide critical relief to the millions of hardworking Americans struggling to afford the cost of rising premiums
Overregulation by federal agencies is burdensome to all of agriculture.
National Honey Month, initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, marks an important time for honey producers and beekeepers across the nation.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and seven livestock organizations are asking the Transportation Department for a waiver and exemption from the fast-approaching ELD implementation deadline.
U.S. consumers spend just 10 percent of their disposable income on food each year, while those in other countries spend much more.
Input is sought on a proposed revenue protection insurance for the dairy industry that would provide better risk management for dairy farmers.
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Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) is a concept plan of insurance, developed by AFBF, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, which would allow dairy farmers to purchase risk management protection against declines in quarterly revenue from milk sales
Trade agreements have a good track record of opening international markets for U.S.-grown products by breaking down trade barriers and reducing tariffs that keep America’s farmers and ranchers from reaching new customers around the world
Teachers may use the $50 grants to purchase agricultural literacy materials from the Foundation’s online store for classroom use.
In the wake of the Japanese safeguard tariff on U.S. frozen beef, discussions have focused on the relative change in tariff values that impact frozen beef.
Farmers and ranchers need a tax code that recognizes their unique financial challenges
Don Parrish, senior director of regulatory relations at AFBF, recently discussed on AgriTalk what the Duarte case settlement could mean for farmers and ranchers.
Data reveals that residents of rural communities depend on SNAP as much as, and potentially more than, their urban counterparts.
The Agriculture Department’s August Crop Production report provides the first survey-based estimate of corn and soybean yields, harvested area and production for the U.S.
The Trump administration is seeking to modernize an existing U.S. free trade agreement with South Korea