For Farm Bureau Members
PPP improvements will benefit farmers and ranchers, including new qualifying expenses, using gross farm income to determine loan amounts and reducing the level of required losses to qualify.
The distribution of food will take place at the Dixie Convention Center (1835 S. Convention Center Dr.) in St. George.
A strong majority of farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health
The recently signed Coronavirus aid package includes important benefits for American farmers.
Many farmers and ranchers who were previously left out of aid will now qualify for assistance, including growers who were forced to euthanize livestock during the initial wave of the pandemic.
The CFAP 2 program provides direct relief to producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
Immediate economic relief is available in the form of one-time grants of up to $40,000 per agricultural operation
We need each other in every single community across this great nation, urban and rural.
Expanding the pandemic response beyond the farm gate and into farming communities will be critical to ensuring the well-being of employees, their families and their neighbors.
Although guidance has been released, concerns exists on the reasonings of the limitations that have been put in place
The dramatic shift to online food purchasing by consumers has the been the biggest growth-driver during the pandemic
Sign-up for CFAP2 runs Sept. 21 through Dec. 11 through USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices.
The coronavirus pandemic hit at a time when farmers and ranchers were continuing to struggle with low prices due to reduced exports.
Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21
Although those in agriculture are known for their traditions, unparalleled hope and optimism, they face some realities that none of us can imagine
Miracle Project Uinta Basin, which will take place September 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Western Park in Vernal.
Five infected mink were identified at two Utah mink farms.
The American Farm Bureau, along with 27 other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the deadline be pushed beyond August 28, 2020.
But for all that has changed—for a time that is—there are fundamental things that have not changed
The USDA announced it will extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11, 2020
Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments
The Utah Farm Bureau is excited to announce the newly named Utah Ag Expo, the largest agricultural conference in Utah.
Let's take the time to explain a bit about how our food system was impacted by COVID-19 and why
Let’s all commit to being more accepting, courageous and wise as we deal with the pandemic and other challenges we may face in our own businesses, lives and communities.
USDA recently announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CF
Farmers Feeding Utah made its third miracle project to provide relief to farmers and families
As we move into the fall, we will likely see higher fed and feeder cattle prices as the incredibly light placements from this spring become slaughter ready.
Without this relief, millions of small businesses will face significant tax liabilities at a time when they can least afford additional financial burdens
President Ron Gibson was a guest on KSL radio talking about the third 'Miracle Project' by Farmers Feeding Utah, helping families along the Salt Lake Valley's west side
Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has a new grant program in coordination with the state and federal COVID-19 relief efforts.
We may talk about double-digit sales growth in several categories in June as well, but the food and hospitality sector, as well as the travel sector, has a long way to go.
Both chambers of Congress have voted to extend the application period for the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which is good news for farmers.
Congress is looking at ways to make our food system more resilient for farmers and ranchers and for consumers
More than 550 families received direct food donations in Logan, and more than $100,000 worth of food was provided to food pantries in Box Elder, Cache, and Rich Counties.
The training course, geared toward farmers and ranchers, is open to the public and will help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills
USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced changes to the Livestock Risk Protection insurance program for swine, fed cattle and feeder cattle
The Paycheck Protection for Producers Act (H.R. 7175, S. 3918) would help more farmers and ranchers participate in the Paycheck Protection Program
The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to provide additional resources for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 food system shockwave.
The widespread closures at the retail level are impacting consumer demand and purchasing patterns in ways that agriculture has never experienced
The Utah Farm Bureau’s new initiative Farmers Feeding Utah is off to a great start
Launched by the Utah Farm Bureau in early May with the two-fold goal of helping sustain farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19 and providing food and donations to Utah families in need, Farmers Feeding Utah.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made people think a lot about where their food comes over the last few months.
The Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for coronavirus-related aid to farmers
Congress recently passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which includes over $310 billion in new funding to help small businesses and agricultural related industries support their payroll costs.
After making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern Utah.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has opened the application process for the UDAF COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to Utah agriculture operations that qualify.
With the project identified, Farmers Feeding Utah has set a project-specific goal of $100,000 in online donations by May 20th
Farmers Feeding Utah--Giving Utah Farmers and Families a Hand Up
Consumers can rest assured that fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the grocery store or from the local farmers’ market are safe.
If any type of business needed help to weather this latest storm, it was farms and ranches.
Dairy industry representatives, including Farm Bureau, have been very vocal about asking stores to remove dairy product limits because the supply chain backlog is a temporary challenge.
Congress recently passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and it was signed into law by the President on April 24, providing an additional $320 Billion in funding for the PPP.
While the details of this package are still not fully known, the $16 billion in direct support to livestock, specialty and non-specialty crops will help to offset COVID-19-related losses as well as $3 billion in commodity purchases
President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.
President Donald Trump created 17 groups, including one on agriculture, to help shape plans to reopen the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order for additional funds to be helpful for agriculture, however, many outstanding questions need to be answered.
Due to the social distancing mandates, many on site bull sales have been cancelled or modified to be strictly internet based auctions. While not ideal, this process still provides tools and information to continue to make genetic progress forr beef herds
The economic uncertainty related to the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the demand destruction for many agricultural products contributed to significant price declines for ethanol, crops and animal proteins. While these commodity futures have declined significantly, one thing is certain, these futures prices are going to change
The sooner we have a timeline for getting this new assistance out, the better.
Farm Bureau is urging farmers to take all the precautions possible to protect themselves, their workers and their communities.
Generations have done their best to keep their business going, yet many feel like they have no control over whether they can recover from these losses
A slowing economy is bad for all of the animal proteins, but beef stands to suffer the most when consumers spend less in response to wage cuts and job losses.
Deadline Extended on 2020 Century Farm and Ranch applications.
May we all remember that a mix of grace, flexibility and humor will go a long way as we move forward into this new, temporary normal.
American Farm Bureau is offering an online farm stress training program.
Farmers must have access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as Congress intended, to ensure America continues to have access to healthy, affordable food.
From dairy farmers with nowhere to send their milk and cattle ranchers reeling from plummeting beef prices, the impact of the coronavirus is rippling through farm country.
Starting tomorrow (April 3), small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the guaranteed loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
Safety remains a top priority across the food chain, with everyone—from the farm to the grocery store—doing their part to take great care and precautions to get food safely to your tables.
U.S. Consular officers can now waive the visa interview requirement for eligible first-time and returning H-2A and H-2B applicants, making more workers in the H-2 program available while prioritizing public health.
The Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which provides a number of food- and agriculture-related benefits, ensure farmers have the financial resources they need to offset the more immediate economic impacts of the virus
Empty shelves can be frightening, but empty fields and barns would be devastating.
Cornell University recently shared best practices for farmers and ranchers to implement on their farms and with farmworkers to guard against Covid-19
Farmers, ranchers and the supply chain that support them will not let Americans down during this unprecedented crisis
This is a general summary of certain services and organizations used by farmer and rancher members of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation.
A summary of how the Utah Farm Bureau Federation is responding to the challenges of the Covid-19 epidemic, and its impact on services for our members.
American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. å
Utah Farm Bureau members get access to MDLIVE telemedicine for less than $5 a month, or $50 a year, and NO COPAY.
Make this an opportunity to check your consumption, rather than ramp it up.
With schools and offices throughout the country closed to stem the spread of COVID-19, access to broadband is critical as students and employees transition to online classrooms and teleworking and the general public tries to stay connected and informed.
Fun and educational Ag activities for children during social distancing
With these caveats in mind, the report shows a strong economy as of the middle of February. Where we go from here is anybody’s guess.