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Record-High Agricultural Exports in May 2018


U.S. farmers and ranchers exported a record $12.3 billion of agricultural products to 174 countries during May 2018, up 15 percent from 2017

American Farm Bureau Urges Court to Dismiss Challenge to WOTUS Applicability Date Rule


American Farm Bureau recently asked a federal court to dismiss a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Applicability Date Rule.”

House and Senate Bills Contribute to Deficit Reduction


The Congressional Budget Office’s May 2013 Baseline for Farm Programs projected farm program spending over a 10-year period at approximately $978 billion.

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Arizona Farm Bureau President Urges Congress to Save Ranches, Federal Lands


Largely government-owned grazing lands would be much worse off without private sector caretakers who work to maintain federal and state lands

It’s Time to Understand and Embrace Neonicotinoid Insecticides


Continuing to emphasize best management practices will continue to help protect bees

Farm Bureau supports Endangered Species Act reforms


The ESA discourages voluntary practices and targets farmers and ranchers rather than working in partnership with them

GMOs Help Us Combat Global Food Security and Sustainability Challenges


The benefits of GMOs don’t stop at the farm. GMO crops can help to reduce food waste and combat under-nourishment around the world.

Hammond Pardon: Ugly Chapter in Governmental Overreach Comes to an End


We could not be happier this ugly chapter in governmental overreach has come to an end

Live a Life You Love


You’re here for a reason. You have something to share with the world. Have you discovered what it is?

Supreme Court rules in favor of internet sales tax collection


The Supreme Court’s ruling that states have the authority to require retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on remote internet sales is a victory for Main Street retailers and local stores

American trading partners retaliate with tariffs


Some of America’s biggest trading partners are retaliating against the Trump Administration’s aluminum and steel tariffs with tariffs of their own.

Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Utah Nominees


Know a Utah farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.

Farm Bill Ready for Conference


Congressional lawmakers are expected to soon head to conference to iron out the differences between the House and Senate legislation

Grain Stockpiles Mounting as Prices Continue Falling


Quarterly Disappearance Also Record-High

Celebrating Farm to 4th


America’s farmers and ranchers love our country, and we’re proud to grow and raise the bounty we bring to the table for this celebration that goes from sea to shining sea

Grilling for July 4th More Affordable This Year


Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.07, or $5.51 per person.

Legislation Would Provide Ag Haulers Some Relief


Recently introduced bills address some of the unique challenges of transporting agricultural products and livestock.

The Never-ending Retaliatory Tariff Exchange, China Edition


A new day, a new retaliatory list.

After House Passes Farm Bill, Attention Turns to Senate


Farmers and ranchers are looking forward to Senate action on its version of the farm bill.

Kansas Farmer Outlines Costly Toll of Overregulation


Farm income is at the lowest level in more than a decade

Bridging the Farmer-Consumer Gap


Consumers are increasingly curious about their food. We want to know what’s in our food and how it is produced. We are interested in the latest food and dietary trends.

Biotechnology Roads Left Untraveled


Farmers have fought hard to protect their ability to utilize this technology both in the U.S. and around the world.

SNAP Participation at Lowest Level Since 2010


Participation rate is the lowest it’s been in eight years, largely in line with falling unemployment numbers.

Mexico’s Retaliation List Looks Familiar Because It Is


Mexico’s current retaliatory list includes 16 agricultural products including pork hams and shoulders, various cheeses, apples, sausages, frozen potatoes, frozen cranberries, orange juice and whiskey

Impact of Foreign Tariffs Could be Significantly Impact Utah Agriculture


Utah exported over $64 million worth of agricultural and food products to China in 2017, down from a high of $83 million in 2015.

Agriculture Continues Pressing for Immigration Reform


It’s past time for Congress to get the immigration system overhauled

Career Spotlight! Culinary Arts Teacher


The goal of a culinary arts teacher is to inspire young people to respect and learn about the agriculture industry through food.

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Grilling for July 4th More Affordable This Year


Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.07, or $5.51 per person.

Don’t Let the ‘Dirty Dozen’ Scare You


Purchasing choices are up to the individual, but they don’t need to be directed by fear

USDA Resumes Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment


Since 1987, USDA has made nearly $50 billion in CRP payments to landowners.

AFBF Fusion Conference 2019


March 15-18, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Center

House Farm Bill Passage a Win for Farmers


By approving the 2018 Farm Bill, members of the House recognized the serious economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers across the country.

Still Time to Complete the Census of Agriculture


Farmers have until the end of July to complete the Census online

Farm Bureau Supports Accurate Labeling Act


To fulfill their purpose of helping consumers make informed choices based on facts, food labels must be science-based

Twelfth Class of Women’s Communications Boot Camp Announced, including woman from Southern Utah


Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Boot Camp will be held July 22-25 at the AFBF office in Washington, D.C.

Tools to Help U.S. Agriculture Stay Competitive


It’s never easy to pass, not due to partisan politics generally, but rather as a result of where Americans call home.

America Needs a Farm Bill Now


The farm bill is vitally important legislation affecting this enormous, valuable resource and its rural population.

Reviewing 2018 CRP Rental Rates


It is projected that average CRP rental rates have increased this year.

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22


The improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant

Military Veterans in Farm Country


Nearly 24 percent of military veterans rural America home

USDA-NASS provides agricultural crop progress summary


A progress of certain crops and livestock in a few Utah counties

Over 100,000 Hands Raised to Support 4-H kids Across the Country


National 4-H has announced the Raise Your Hand 2018 winners

Corn Pit


Corn pits draw children and crowds to events.

Who Grew My Pizza?


How many farmers does it take to grow the ingredients to your favorite pizza?

Farmers, Ranchers Eager for Senate Vote on Farm Bill


The Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval of its farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), on Wednesday provides light on the horizon for struggling farmers and ranchers, according to AFBF.

Farm Contribution to Agricultural GDP at Record Low


agriculture contributed a record-high $1.05 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product in 2016

Bread Therapy: Dairy farmer finds passion in family’s past


For generations, breadmaking has been part of Otten’s family

10 Steps to Get You Started With Event Planning


10 Steps to get you started with event planning

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House Passes Water Resources Development Act


The House overwhelmingly approved the Farm Bureau-supported Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8)

Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents


The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, today filed a brief in support of 13 states challenging the EPA’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule before a federal district court in North Dakota.

Agriculture pressing for immigration reform


Agriculture is pressing lawmakers to fix the nation’s immigration system as producers struggle to find enough labor.

Matt and Lena Leak Family


The Leak family owns and operates a 150-cow dairy in Cornish, Utah. They are passionate about providing quality milk products for Utah families.

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Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision


A federal district court ruling in Georgia late last week has effectively suspended the flawed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from taking effect in 11 more states that challenged its legality.

Surveys looks to connect Utah schools with local food


The Utah Office of Education is compiling a farmer database so that schools can easily locate Utah producers that may be interested in selling to them.

Food is for eating, not wasting


As much as 40 percent of the food we produce goes uneaten, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service.

LA Times Farm Bill Column Ignores Risks Farmers and Ranchers Face


A Los Angeles Times column on the farm bill that ran earlier this week relied heavily on the anti-progress agenda of those who oppose nearly every aspect of our nation’s modern food system.

Politico: Gearing Up for Round 2 of the House Farm Bill


While the May 18 vote failed and legislators in the House having until June 22 to reconsider Farm Bill legislation

USDA resumes CRP enrollment


Farmers and ranchers can enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program this summer.

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Wildlife: Reintroduction of Bighorn Sheep


Reintroduce Desert Bighorn Sheep

Wildlife: Furbearer and Trapping


DWR amends rules giving them regulatory authority over all trapping.

Utah Farmers & Ranchers Invited to Participate in Trade Mission to South Korea & Taiwan


South Korea is Utah's #1 largest ag and food export destination, accounting for over $116 million dollars in ag and food exports from the state annually.

Blossoms in spring


Fowers Fruit Ranch in Genola, Utah County represents the life’s work of the Fowers family.

5th-8th grade students invited to get go from 'Farm to Food Truck'


Have you ever eaten from a food truck? Ever wonder where that truck GETS its food?

7 habits of highly effective farmers and ranchers


Positive cash flow is a good performance metric but the most successful farmers and ranchers know that effective business management requires incorporating these seven habits.

Dairy Council of Utah & Nevada combines with Dairy West of Idaho


On April 9th, the dairy councils of Utah and Idaho officially joined together as Dairy West partners and stewards of dairy farmers’ local checkoff investment

New ‘Ag Across America’ Game and App Debut


American Farm educational resources are a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

Utah hosts opioid misuse roundtable


USDA Rural Development is giving funding priority to two key program areas to address opioid misuse in rural communities.

Reform in Washington, D.C.


Government should be an ever-changing, evolving entity, but reform isn’t easy.

Stakeholder-led local water basin councils


Developing water policy is often contentious and results in debate because of competing demands and values placed on our limited water resource.

Utah Farm Bureau names Clayton Beckstead as regional manager


The Utah Farm Bureau Federation has named Clayton Beckstead as its new northeast regional manager.

Utah companies establish meaningful connections in Mexico


27 Utah companies made connections and learned how they can successfully expand their business to Latin America

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New Legislation Clarifies Affordable Care Act’s Seasonal Employment Definition


The STARS Act of 2018 provides much-needed clarification to the employer mandate’s seasonal worker exemption within the Affordable Care Act.

Farm Bill Vote a Blow to America’s Farmers and Ranchers


The risk management tools of the farm bill are too important, particularly at a time of depressed farm prices.

A Future in Agriculture


By the year 2050 the global agricultural community will have to nearly double its output to feed 9 billion people

NPR Story Explores Effectiveness of EPA Chief


The Environmental Protection Agency chief has been praised for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations

Local Food Advisory Council


The Utah Legislature considers how to reduce regulations on local food production and distribution without compromising food safety.

Transportation: Road Usage Charging


Meeting current and long-term transportation funding needs

Rural Broadband is Key to Support Modern Farm Technologies


Access to quality rural broadband is critical to support modern farm technologies is a priority for Farm Bureau

Water: Local Water Basin Councils


Finding the best balance between water used for agriculture and related ecosystem services and water demands for other uses is Utah's key water policy issue.

USDA Projects Lower U.S. Stocks, Higher Prices for Corn and Soybeans


Given the uncertainty around planting in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the supply and demand projections are highly uncertain.

USDA Designates Several Utah counties as Natural Disaster Areas


Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Emery, San Juan, Uintah and Wayne counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance.

Farm Bureau Develops Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance


“Dairy Revenue Protection” insurance will provide dairy farmers the opportunity to manage risk by focusing on revenue from milk sales.

Farm Bureau Hails Publishing of Food Disclosure Standard


AFBF President Zippy Duvall hailed the proposed food disclosure standard in a statement issued recently.

Canadian Dairy Is Having Its Cake and Eating it, Too


Canada introduced a national ingredients pricing scheme designed to lower the price of skim milk solids and reduce dairy product imports from the U.S.

Advocates Made as Utah’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Visit Washington


Though many hands are needed to get the work going on the farm, the Utah Farm Bureau recently sent the largest contingent of young farmers and ranchers ever to Washington, D.C.

Springtime on the Farm


Spring on a farm is a time of hope and optimism as farmers plan and prepare for a new crop.