Utah's Becca Ferry has been selected as the SW Region Finalist for 2017 Farm Mom of the Year. Read more and help put her over the top as the national winner
Farmers who plant cover crops, used to plant cover crops, or have never tried cover crops are all encouraged to take a short survey
The Environmental Protection Agency recently submitted a Federal Register notice to solicit public comments on agency regulations.
An outstanding group of young farm and ranch leaders have been selected by AFBF as the organization’s ninth Partners in Advocacy Leadership class.
Congress can’t change the weather, but it can do a lot to improve the climate for running a farm or ranch. Farmers and ranchers grow food, fuel and fiber in a world of uncertainty. We need a tax code that recognizes the unique financial challenges we face, and we need flexibility to run and expand our businesses.
Come join women from around the state for a rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in St. George hosted by the Women's Committee.
Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are accepting applications for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management of natural resources.
Come join women from around the state for a rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in Provo hosted by the Women's Committee.
A Utah sheep ranchers looks to boost revenue for sheep ranchers everywhere, as well as innovate a new product with a previously discarded resource
While the harvest of tart cherries is still months away, this fruit with a pucker factor can be enjoyed year-round and increasing research shows the health benefits are perfect for recovering athletes – no matter if you’re a chiseled endurance athlete or simply a weekend warrior that looks forward to putting the next sticker on your vehicles bumper.
Journey 2050, a new game offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, aims to address this question by allowing students to experience agriculture in a whole new way.
A Bloomberg BNA article about the Trump administration’s work on trade policy mentions AFBF’s opposition to U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
As ranchers, we understand the privilege it is to grow food for others to eat. There are many different opinions on how food should be raised. Here are some of the things we’ve been asked about in raising beef.
In an exclusive interview with AFBF, Pruitt said the WOTUS repeal is ushering in a new era at EPA, one in which states have primacy and private property owners have certainty.
A new map created by AFBF’s partner the New American Economy shows the contributions immigrants are making to the U.S. economy.
Farm Bureau and 11 other farm and ranch groups recently asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.
The American Farm Bureau Federation announces the launch of Market Intel, a new series of market intelligence reports
While we can go pick up a can of soup from our local grocery store, that’s not where it started!
helpful insights to consider using when responding to blog posts and articles about the Environmental Working Group’s latest annual “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables it claims have the “highest pesticide loads
Farm Bureau was recently featured in a General Mills’ blog post
Farm Bureau and National Grain and Feed Association today joined in calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as USDA secretary this week
Rural America is hopeful that President Trump’s promised infrastructure improvements begin with the rural roads that helped carry him to the White House.
Here is how to help folks in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas who have lost livestock, equipment, homes and lives in this spring’s huge round of wildfires
Farmers and ranchers are invited to complete a survey about their experiences with health insurance and how it relates to their family’s health and the farm business.
A new virtual reality video shows consumers what it’s like working on a farm.
We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management.
A CNN Money article on a merit-based immigration system under the Trump administration quoted AFBF’s Kristi Boswell.
The American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of farmer and rancher personal information
Urban Food Connections of Utah is pleased to offer a limited number of micro-grant opportunities for commercial farming establishments dedicated primarily to the production of fruits and vegetables using ecologically sustainable agricultural methods.
AFBF’s Don Parrish explained American agriculture’s fight against environmental regulations.
In “Women in Ag: Adventure and Opportunity,” this week’s Focus on Ag column, Katie Heger wrote, “Even though men are most often pictured as the faces of farming, women are actually the fastest-growing group in agriculture. We play a vital role on our family farms, and are active in the food and agriculture conversation.”
Farmers breathed a collective sigh of relief with President Trump’s executive order to withdraw the WOTUS rule, but we know the work is far from over on these and other issues facing America’s farmland
Brittany Ivey, a Georgia Farm Bureau member who chairs the Stephens County Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, was invited to participate in a discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act at the White House last week.
Informative websites that answer questions about how your food is grown.
Here are a few tips on how to get the best “bang for your buck” when it comes to your Farm Bureau membership
Joel & Becca Ferry represent District 3 on the state Ag Promotions Committee.
The Osguthorpes represent District 4 on the state Ag Promotions Committee
Legal Counsel for the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office or PLPCO was created through the legislature to give the PLPCO office greater access to public lands counties.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups today asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.
Two pioneers in agricultural big data have merged their technology repositories.
Many farmers and ranchers are already benefitting from drone technology
Prioritize health and safety on the farm or ranch with personal protection equipment from Grainger.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress.
Farm Bureau is calling on the House to approve legislation that would ensure both the public and Congress have increased access to federal agency communications beyond those published in the Federal Register.
An LA Times article explores what farmers think of President Donald Trump’s executive order to “scale back the agency’s interpretation of the Clean Water Act.”
More than 200 farm groups sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week, asking for projects in rural America to be included in any future infrastructure improvement plans.
A Bloomberg article explores how “across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader workforce.
Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as secretary of the Interior Department earlier last week was welcomed by Farm Bureau
President Donald Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.
AFBF’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform.
Looked down on by some and praised by others, millennials are now the largest generation, according to the Pew Research Center.
Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.
The Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, legislation to be considered by the House, would provide clarity to farmers regarding the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Yates, a director of congressional relations, discussed the postponement of the rusty patched bumblebee endangered species listing, saying AFBF is “pleased that the administration is taking a second look.”
Farm Bureau's Paul Schlegel was quoted in a recent article by Agence France Presse on how government regulations impact agriculture.
You’re gathering the data. But are you gleaning all its insights? Put your precision farming data to work and increase efficiency on your farm or ranch by following 6 tips from Case IH.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced its second First Peas to the Table Contest, which opens Feb. 20 and runs through May 15.
Legislation would require greater transparency in federal agency communications about pending regulatory actions
SUU student makes Final Four at National YF&R collegiate discussion meet
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions.
While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S. to the endangered species list mean?
The recently introducedFarm Regulatory Certainty Act, H.R. 848, would provide clarity to the law and to assure that agricultural nutrients are not subject to RCRA’s provisions.
The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a final rule last month that would amend regulations under the Horse Protection Act.
Iowa farmer Michelle Miller explores whether the new, non-browning Arctic Apple and if it could change the public’s perception of GMOs.
Immigration is the story of America. It’s the story of my family, and I’d wager it’s the story of yours. But when we lose sight of this, it’s easy to muddy the waters of an already complex issue, forget what it’s actually about, and focus instead on what it isn’t.
Farmers and ranchers are united in the fact that, like Duvall, agriculture for them is a passion and a life calling.
“What do Farmers and Ranchers do During Winter?” is a new American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture blog post by Sara Bray, a Colorado rancher.
List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session
The American Farm Bureau Federation has created a short online survey to assess farmer use of dairy risk management tools and interest in the development of a new dairy insurance product.
Farm Bureau is evaluating how two executive orders signed last week by President Donald Trump on border security and illegal immigration enforcement might affect farmer’s access to workers.
A pair of estate tax repeal bills introduced in Congress would help farm and ranch families overcome the challenges of passing their family businesses to the next generation
A recently introduced bill to help lower health insurance costs for small business owners has the backing of farmers and ranchers.
With President Donald Trump’s executive action to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "it is critical that the new administration begin work immediately to do all it can to develop new markets for U.S. agricultural goods and to protect and advance U.S. agricultural interests in the critical Asia-Pacific region.”
The new administration must begin work immediately to develop new markets for U.S. agricultural goods and to protect and advance U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ interests in the critical Asia-Pacific region.
The nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture is welcome news to the nation’s farmers and ranchers
Grocery shopping is changing dramatically, to meet the needs of consumers whose demographics, lifestyles, desires and consumption trends are radically different than those of the 20th century “golden age” of supermarkets.
Farmers and ranchers are ready for a common-sense, bipartisan approach when it comes to federal regulations and rulemaking
Farm Bureau has spearheaded a coalition with vital interests in protecting the multiple uses of the nation’s public lands, urging President Trump improve accountability and transparency in the designation of national monuments.
American Farm Bureau members recently asked Congress to pass sweeping reform of regulations that burden the lives of farmers and ranchers.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 10th “Book of the Year” award to Eugenie Doyle for “Sleep Tight Farm.”
The Environmental Protection Agency has moved ahead with the Jan. 1 start date of its worker protection safety rule, despite a request for a delay from AFBF and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Despite pork prices that have been falling for a while, the fall pig crop was the highest on record and the number of pigs-per-litter was also at an all-time high, according to the Agriculture Department’s latest Hogs and Pigs Report.
Frustrated with the misconceptions that plague the public’s perception of farming and ranching, fourth-generation Ohio farmer Brenda Hastings opened her family farm to tours.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a fun, new online platform for middle-school educators highlighting makerspace education.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has formally endorsed the nomination of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The latest crop market report reviews the Agriculture Department’s long-term agricultural projections and what the numbers mean for commodity prices and farm revenue.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has started a process for action against the European Union’s restrictions on U.S. beef imports.
In early January, lawmakers are likely to consider legislation that would reform the rulemaking process for federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
Farm Bureau expects agricultural policy discussions to begin early on during the upcoming legislative session.
Christmas and other December holidays are steeped in a variety of traditions, but perhaps there is no other time of the year when celebrations revolve so strongly around U.S. agricultural products and thoughts of farm life.
In his January 2017 Beyond the Fencerows column, AFBF President Zippy Duvall reflects on the past year and looks ahead to 2017.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety rule.