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Utah Farm Bureau has Two Graduates Recognized in Partners in Advocacy Leadership Class


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.

Utah Farmers & Ranchers Need Congressional Leaders to Fight for Free Trade


Simply put, it’s high time to put aside costly disputes and get back to business with our allies in Canada and Mexico.

Let us ‘Dare Mighty Things’ for the future of Utah agriculture


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.

How do Weather and Drought Impact Ag?


The Foundation for Agriculture recently partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create a free curriculum on how weather and drought impact agriculture

Accepting Applications for Century Farms/Ranches


Recognizing Utah farms and ranches that are family-owned for 100 years. Century Farm & Ranch Applications are due April 1, 2019.

More than 50 Groups Indicate Their Support for Estate Tax Repeal Bills


Repeal is the most effective way to protect family-run businesses from the estate tax

Maria Nye--Nye Family Dairy


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Utah releases updated greater sage grouse conservation plan


The updated greater sage grouse conservation plan will guide the management of bird in Utah for the next five years.

Farm Bill Offers Glimmer of Hope for the New Year


What do I see as promising in the new farm bill? The opportunities for growth, trade and individualization within our farming businesses.

Is U.S. Agriculture Ready for Generation Z?


Gen Z already is showing its independence and economic power in driving food trends

Federal Agencies Recommend Deepening Data Set for Determining Broadband Access


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.

How are farm animals not freezing in winter weather?


When temperatures drop, the health and well-being of the herd are on the forefront of a rancher’s mind.

Culver’s Supports Agriculture Through ‘Thank You Farmers’ Project


Since 2013, Culver’s has helped make a difference by donating nearly $2 million to agricultural education programs

Have You Watched “The Voice of Agriculture 1919-2019” Video?


Watch the special centennial documentary takes a look at the history of the American Farm Bureau

Farm Bankruptcies in 2018 – The Truth is Out There


Farm debt is record-high, but there are options before bankruptcy relief

Horses officially categorized as livestock, thanks to 2018 Farm Bill


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.

DOT Accepting Comments on Hours of Service Flexibility Through March 8


The Department of Transportation is accepting comments through March 8 on a petition requesting additional flexibility on hours of service requirements for truck drivers.

American Farm Bureau, Utah Farm Bureau File Brief Supporting Ranchers’ Access to Public Lands


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

Some Decisions Don’t Matter, and Some Do


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.

5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Family This Winter


We’ve compiled some indoor family activities to get your family members to unplug and have a great time.

Farm Bureau urging support for trade deal by State's governors


The United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal is a win for farmers and ranchers in Utah and throughout the country.

Utah Family Bringing Farm Experiences to the National Audiences


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).

What Little Red Hen Knew


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 Senate Bills to Alleviate Health Insurance Tax


Farm Bureau supports two Senate bills in Congress designed to give farmers and ranchers relief from the Health Insurance Tax.

Who Holds Farm Debt?


USDA’s 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast projected farm sector debt at a record-high

BLM seeks nominations for National Wild Horse and Burro advisory board


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)

 Cultivating Collaboration for Sustainable Food Systems


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, Ranchers Need USMCA


Farmers need the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the sooner the better

Senator Offers Bill to Eliminate Estate Tax


The Death Tax Repeal Act would give farmers, ranchers and others permanent relief from the estate tax

Women's Conference


Conference for all Utah Farm Bureau Women

Utah Farmers Want Clean Water and Clear Rules


Farmers and ranchers in Utah support clear rules that will protect water quality in our nation’s waterways

Navigating the H-2A Guest Worker Program


Efforts to overhaul the current system received a major blow when Congress failed to pass H.R.4092 in 2018

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2019’


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.

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Additional Services During Government Shutdown


Beginning January 24, however, all FSA offices will open and offer a longer list of transactions they will accommodate.

Reviewing Dairy Margin Coverage


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

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?

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

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

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.