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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.

The Great American Pumpkin Patch


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.

Healthy watersheds equate to quality of life


A healthy environment depends upon good water quality, connectivity of streams, and robust instream and riparian habitats.

Interior’s ‘sue & settle’ order exposes secret settlements with activists


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

Federal crop insurance programs – Working for you!


Now is the time for producers to evaluate their crop insurance needs and coverage options

BLM Utah reopens nominations to Resource Advisory Council


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 hired at Utah Farm Bureau


Bailee Woolstenhulme has recently been hired to work in the state office as an administrative assistant.

Farm Bureau: Broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity


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.

Small farms are still dangerous


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

Salina cattle auction celebrates its 50th anniversary, reflecting on past


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.

USDA designates three Utah counties as primary natural disaster areas


Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage…a Potential Solution


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.

Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility


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.

U.S. Economy Enters Second-Longest Growth Period


Whenever all the indicators are pointing in one direction, it is probably time to at least start thinking about what might happen next

Farm Bureau Warns Proposed IRS Rule Would Deter Some from Conserving Land


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.

Farmers impacted by drought, hope for relief in recent


This declaration allows agricultural producers and others to officially begin the process that may provide access to state or federal resources.

 It’s Apple Crunch Time in Utah


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 Bureau’s Walmsley to CNBC: Farm Bill Expiration Creates Uncertainty for Agriculture


Farm Bill Expiration Creates Uncertainty for Agriculture

Sponsorship Opportunities


Discover opportunities to support Utah agriculture.

House Votes to Make Key Tax Provisions Permanent


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

American Farm Bureau: Environmental Litigation Reform Needed


The need for oversight and reform regarding environmental litigation cannot be overstated

Utah Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress with Canada


The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was recently announced and if ratified, will replace the 24-year-old NAFTA.

Finalists Selected for Utah Leopold Conservation Award


The award recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land

As Harvest Marches on, Tariff Pain to Follow


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 Details Trade, Tariff Impacts on Agriculture


Farm Bureau urges our trade officials to engage in discussions with our trade partners to resolve trade concerns before resorting to tariffs

Farmers Ask Congress for Ag Labor Changes, Farm Bill Passage


Farm Bureau members in Washington, D.C. told lawmakers recently that agriculture needs improved labor provisions and an on-time farm bill.

Ways and Means Committee Moves to Make Important Tax Provisions Permanent


Failure to make these provisions permanent will result in a huge tax increase

Interior’s Sue and Settle Order Exposes Secret Settlements with Activists


Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars – and all in secret.

Dairy Revenue Protection Webinar Slated for Friday, Sept. 28


The webinar is slated for Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central.

Updated Outlook for the U.S. Farm Economy


Net Farm Income Projection Less Dire, But Debt Forecast Is Worse

Utah Farm Bureau President appears on "County Seat' to talk impact of trade tariffs


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 researchers test viability of cow chip technology


USU is conducting a pilot program in cooperation with Livestock Labs, to make sure the cows are as comfortable as possible

The perfect time to go to a Farmers Market


Now is a great time to visit farmers markets throughout Utah, with many fruits and vegetables at their peak for freshness and flavor

Three New Books, Two New Videos, One Important Topic: Careers in Ag


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released three new books and two new videos to complement its updated My American Farm game

New Analysis Highlights Dire Need for HIT Relief Extension


Unless Congress further delays the Health Insurance Tax, more than 142 million Americans will face a $20.3 billion tax hike on Jan. 1, 2020

BERRY Surprising Facts


While we often refer to strawberries, raspberries and blackberries as berries, they are actually aggregate fruits.

Member Benefit Monday: Grainger - The Best Member Prices are Within Your Reach


Visit to see the power of your Farm Bureau discount

The Dairy Case Is More Competitive Than Ever


Per capita consumption of fluid milk was a record-low 18 gallons per person in 2016

Utah Farm Bureau helping to ‘cultivate the seeds of safety’ during National Farm Safety Week


The third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week

According to plan....or not


You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them

Eliminate food waste and save money


While no one should eat unsafe food, consider these strategies to minimize food waste

Trade Aid Round One: A State Perspective


The agricultural community has been eager to learn exactly how USDA would authorize up to $12 billion in trade aid

Agriculture burning exemptions remain in force


There is often confusion over what exemptions apply for agriculture burns

Action on Ag Labor Bill Possible This Fall


The legislative clock will be counting quickly down to the scheduled mid-October break ahead of the elections in November

Farmers Need Trade, Not Tariffs


Farmers and ranchers need open markets to increase demand and prices for farm products

Defending Our Right to Farm


Our social license to our livelihoods – our right to farm – is being commandeered by the children and grandchildren of those who chose to leave farms to work in air-conditioned offices

Western Farmers, Ranchers Urge Administration Toward Better Land Management Policies


Farmers and ranchers in 13 Western states are calling on the federal government to put in place more effective land management practices and policies

AFBF: Trade Relief Helps, But Export Markets are the Solution


While the package is welcome relief from the battering farmers and ranchers are taking in the ongoing trade war, the real solution is more export markets for U.S. agricultural goods

American Farm Bureau: Trade Progress with Mexico is a Good Start


No trade deal is perfect, however, there is room for improvement, especially in provisions that affect U.S. fruit and vegetable growers



Like the trail boss sitting on his horse and scouting out the future for his cattle, we too in Farm Bureau as part of the food industry can have a terrific view and role in filling each and every plate at every meal.

State Fair Coupon


State Fair Coupon

Durum Wheat Tariff Profile


With the retaliatory tariffs in place right now, the U.S. is charged 26 percent for wheat imports that are in quota, and 90 percent for wheat imports that are out of quota

U.S. Tariffs in the Global Landscape


The United States has an estimated $59,500 gross domestic product per capita and an average most favored nation tariff rate of 5.2 percent for agricultural products

Member Benefit Monday: Make Yard Work Easier With A New Zero Turn from John Deere


Cut down your grass and the time you spend on your yard with John Deere

National Read a Book Day is Sept. 6


National Read a Book Day is Sept. 6

RFD-TV Segment Features AFBF’s Parrish on Stopping the Illegal 2015 WOTUS Rule


Farm Bureau is concerned because 26 states are “now in the dark as to how WOTUS rule will be implemented”

Reimagining Career Day


Imagine trying to connect science, technology, engineering and mathematics as it relates to modern agriculture

‘Meet the Farmer’ Attracts Visitors in Chicago Museum


Visitors to the popular Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago recently had the opportunity to meet real farmers

Land Values and Cash Rents are Higher in 2018


The release of the Agriculture Department’s Land Value Survey earlier this month held relatively few surprises at the headline level.

Updated Agriculture & the Environment Middle School Lessons Available


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture recently introduced updated Agriculture & the Environment middle school lessons.

National 4-H Launches ‘Inspire Kids to Do’ Campaign with Twitter Party


To kick off #30DaysofDoing be sure to join the hour-long Twitter party on Tuesday, Aug. 28, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Save the Date: Aug. 29 Facebook Live Webinar – Managing Risk in Uncertain Times


AFBF is hosting a Facebook Live webinar on Aug. 29 to help farmers and ranchers learn about available marketing options for managing price risk

Millions of Corn and Soybean Acres in Poor-to-Very-Poor Condition


The Agriculture Department’s Aug. 13 Crop Progress report revealed that 70 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in good-to-excellent condition

Applications Open for 2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships


The program provides $30,000 in scholarship funds to study agriculture with more than 10 scholarships

Competition Sparks Rural Innovation


Innovative food and agriculture entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 in startup funds.

Fire Up the Grill!


Nothing screams the good times of summer more than a flame-grilled hamburger.

Get Out Your Ice Cream Scoops


Utah is known for its beautiful mountains and the fact that we consume mountains of ice cream. Any day is a good day for ice cream in Utah!

Not #CleanWaterClearRules


A nationwide injunction was issued on an Environmental Protection Agency rule that delayed the implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule

A Game of Tariff Ping Pong


The continuing trade war between the U.S. and China is like a game of ping pong

New State Authority Over Local Waters a Boon to Farmers and Ranchers


States can assume authority to issue permits for earth moving in and around regulated waterways, wetlands and land that sometimes channels water

Farm Bill Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Weather the Economic Storm


Through the farm bill, lawmakers can provide the certainty of farm programs that offer price and revenue protection

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepreneurs


Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.

Farm Sector Bankruptcy Rates Decline


Farm Sector Bankruptcy Rates Decline

Farm Bureau and Farmers Union Call for Swift Farm Bill Passage


The two largest farming groups in the United States today called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee.

Bread Crumbs


Bread Crumbs from day-old bread to limit food waste

Use It Up Flapjacks


Flapjack recipe

The ARC-Cake is Mostly Baked


Price declines have farmers searching for which farm bill tools can help mitigate the impacts of trade tensions on their financial bottom line.

Tariff Motivation 101: Reviewing the U.S. Trade Deficit


The existence of a trade deficit is not evidence of bad trade agreements, unfair trade practices or a lack of American competitiveness.

Gilmour’s On/Off Flow Control Sprinkler – This Summer’s Must-Have Tool


Stop getting impromptu showers with Gilmour’s new on/off flow control sprinkler

House Passes Precision Ag Bill


The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported measure that will help close rural America’s digital divide.

Farm Bureau Recognizes Communications Boot Camp Graduates


The American Farm Bureau recognized 15 farm and ranch women leaders -- including southern Utah's Sherrie Lou (Staheli) Tate -- as graduates of the organization’s 12th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp.

House Approves Two-Year HIT Delay


HIT has increased health insurance costs by imposing a levy on the net premiums of health insurance companies, which is passed on to consumers.

A Tale of Two Commodities: Soybeans and Steel


But for every action, science tells us there is a reaction.

Christian Science Monitor on ESA Shakeups: Does Protecting Species Have to be a Zero-Sum Game?


Does Protecting Species Have to be a Zero-Sum Game?

Utah Farm Bureau Concerned & Cautious Regarding Trade Tariffs and Assistance Package


Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson has made a series of media interviews recently regarding the impact trade tariffs are having on Utah farm and ranch families, the Utah ag economy, and the unsure future going forward.