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At a time when farmers continue to face strong economic headwinds, the agreement is expected to increase U.S. agriculture exports by $2 billion.
Sometimes we call our annual convention a Farm Bureau family reunion, because that is what it feels like when we see each other again.
The United States and China today signed a “Phase 1” trade agreement that both countries say will lead to increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products by China.
Weber County Farm Bureau member and Utah Commissioner of Agriculture & Food (UDAF) Kerry Gibson announced his intentions to run for Utah’s first congressional seat.
President Donald J. Trump, for the third year in a row, will address farm and ranch families at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention.
The Utah Farm Bureau and DairyWest are again joining together at the 2020 FUSION Conference to offer powerful breakouts and the largest agriculture tradeshow in Utah.
Results will be used to develop tools and resources for farmers. The survey will close January 31.
With longer nights coming, there is more opportunity for criminals to target farms and rural businesses.
2020 FUSION Conference to be held January 30 - February 1, 2020 at the Dixie Center in St. George, UT.
As the new year dawns, consider carving out some time for farm succession planning
A commitment to natural resource conservation as well as food production is the focus of the Deseret Cattle Company in central Florida. Deseret Cattle & Timber is owned by Ag Reserves, an investment affiliate of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
As the discussion around how best to care for our environment rages on in DC and among 2020 presidential candidates, farmers and ranchers are taking more steps to improve soil health, reduce runoff and conserve energy.
2019 is in the rearview mirror and the American Farm Bureau is hoping for progress on trade negotiations and regulatory changes which will help agriculture in 2020.
Ask your senators to follow the House and send USMCA to the President’s desk without delay!
The Adverse Effect Wage Rate will immediately increase farmers’ labor costs at a time when revenue for agricultural goods is declining
I’ve always been a firm believer you can learn something from everyone you meet if you are open enough to listen.
No other university in the U.S. has a lab that teaches students to make chocolate from “bean-to-bar”
Utah Farm & Fork caught up with local Utahn and former Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace to talk about her time growing up in Utah, her Olympic adventures, and her connections to food.
Legislation to fund the U.S. government in 2020 included several tax provisions important to farmers and ranchers.
Farmers are innovators—by nature and necessity.
Farm Bureau-backed legislation will improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps to better identify needs.
American Farm Bureau Federation looks back at a challenging 2019 and reflects on victories for agriculture
Despite progress at reducing food insecurity in recent years, work remains to be done, which is why state and county Farm Bureaus across the nation continue to fight hunger in local communities
Once the holidays are over, many folks wonder what they should do with their Christmas Tree.
Farmer and rancher members of Utah Farm Bureau ramped up charitable outreach in their local communities to commemorate the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 100th anniversary year.
Without question, Utah’s farm and ranch families grow far more than food for humanity. They are equally effective at growing men and women.
Engaging with consumers to build trust and share the story of agriculture is an important part of national program committee work
The USMCA will provide continuity in the growth of the North American market and will strengthen our trading relationships with Canada and Mexico, which are our number-one and number-two export markets
What’s more, USDA data shows that 89% of farms are classified as small. Sure takes some of the air out of that “factory farm” term, right?
Proposition 12 revolves around a set of arbitrary standards that lack any scientific, technical or agricultural basis, and will only serve to inflict further harm on U.S. hog farmers
Farmers and ranchers are the lifeblood of our communities.
The top three gene editing benefits that consumers care about most are the environment, disease resistance and animal well-being.
Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help.
Farmers need meaningful reform that addresses the concerns of both workers and growers
The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking Congress to quickly pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, following a deal reached between House Democrats and the White House to move forward
The number of H-2A farm labor positions reached record highs this year, and wages paid under the program will increase again in 2020
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation convened its 103rd annual convention, November 20-22, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.
Net Farm Income Projected at $92.5 Billion
Dave Cox of Iron County won the 2019 Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.
Hard work, vision, wisdom, and a strong sense of family and stewardship are fibers woven into the very fabric of this four-generation farm family, a family and legacy that will be a part of the Park City landscape for generations to come.
Whitt & Erin Sorenson of Delta, Utah were recognized as the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher 'Excellence in Agriculture' award.
Riggin and Laura Holmgren of Box Elder County were named the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Achievement Award’.
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.
The Ferry family was presented with the $10,000 award and a crystal award November 22 at the Utah Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in Layton.
While modifications were made in response to concerns raised are welcome, these changes unfortunately fall short of assuring that American producers will be able to keep their farms going
Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2019 Utah Leopold Conservation Award
Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall reflects on AFBF's centennial, and the history and future of American agriculture
Utah Farm Bureau will address critical public policy topics, including public lands issues such as grazing policies, the current sales tax restructuring debate, trade, water development and distribution, industrial hemp, agritourism, and more.
It only takes three days to become addicted and for your body to crave the euphoria that opioids produce
The Utah Farm Bureau, UDAF, and Utah Cattlemen’s Association are looking to generate additional public interest concerning investigations over the loss of cattle in Utah, Iron, Garfield and Box Elder Counties.
Approving USMCA would be a win for Congress and, more importantly, a win for American agriculture
Earlier draft versions of this bill raised significant questions and concerns that need to be addressed before we can fully support the bill
America’s farmers and ranchers desperately need Congress to address agriculture’s labor needs
Guidance included in USDA’s interim final rule for hemp production provides clarity for hemp producers.
More than 50% of women surveyed have started their own business that’s still in operation; 25% have not started a business but indicated they would like to do so in the future
Utah Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a dedicated and reliable individual to fulfill an accountant position within our organization.
By capturing methane from farms, the development of RNG significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural operations
The intensive four-day course comprised hands-on sessions related to public speaking, working with the media and messaging.
In an effort to align brand program management costs and revenues with brand fees, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is announcing updates to the Utah Livestock Brand fees and structure passed earlier this year at the 2019 Legislative Session.
Farmers and state lawmakers all saw how food comes from the farm to a product they can find on the shelves at their local grocery store – producing something like spaghetti to help feed the world.
If the U.S. is going to stay competitive and hold our spot as the world’s leading agricultural producer, we must renew our commitment to investing in the research that has made our farms and ranches the most productive and sustainable in the world.
Consider these methods to help preserve your carved pumpkin
This $3 million in funding was designed to support individual farmer projects that demonstrate a need and ability to reduce consumptive water use while maintaining or even improving agriculture production and productivity.
The primary goals of recent research are to investigate the effects of compost on water efficiency, soil, and yield and to test new intercropping strategies on organic dryland wheat
Safety Net Program Payments for 2018 Have Started
Tuesday is National Mushroom Day. Find out how to celebrate!
American Farm Bureau has launched a new section on the Voice of Agriculture website that features commodity market futures prices for grains, oilseeds, livestock, dairy and soft products.
The Congressional Western Caucus recently introduced 19 bills that would update and modernize the Endangered Species Act.
The Department of Labor has issued a regulation that eliminates the requirement that employers place print newspaper advertisements in the area of intended employment of H-2A employees
Founded in November 1919, the American Farm Bureau Federation has given all farmers and ranchers a voice in our nation’s capital.
AFBF and Illinois Farm Bureau have jointly released a new video, “This Farmer Stands His Ground Against USDA Mistreatment,” on social media. The video tells a compelling story about farmer Kurt Wilke’s experience dealing with government regulations.
By a margin of more than 2-1, U.S. adults say it’s important to offer low-fat flavored milks with school meals
With so many conflicting signals, what can an economist say? Yogi Berra probably summed it up best: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
The Farm Town Strong campaign is a great example of the power of partnerships in addressing rural issues
UDAF has organized a series of waste pesticide collection events in October in Logan, Spanish Fork, and Cedar City
BLM designates fee-free day at its recreation and visitor sites as part of annual event
Under the agreement, Japan will place the same level of agricultural tariffs on U.S. goods as it places on CPTPP countries and the EU.
Applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge will be accepted through Oct. 14
Farm Bureau is hopeful that farmers soon will have the common-sense rules we have been calling for, as we look to the new Clean Water Rule the Administration is finalizing.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Promotion & Education Committee recently collaborated with Utah Farm Bureau’s Ag Promotion Committee on consumer outreach activities at the Utah State Fair
Recently, the Department of Labor published a proposed rule that would amend its regulations regarding certain provisions of the H-2A program.
Farmers and ranchers are being denied due process as part of an abuse of discretion by the Natural Resources Conservation Service
?Proposed regulatory changes by the U.S. Forest Service would streamline the way the agency handles environmental analysis and decision-making
The Utah Farm Bureau is reminding everyone in agricultural communities about their role in staying safe on the farm and ranch during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 15-21).
The challenge of hindsight is that society can make the mistake of assuming the achievements of the past as inevitable. But many of the landmark events were in doubt up to the moment Mankind landed on the Moon.
I had never really thought about all the work that gets done before I buy my food at the grocery store. Now I have a much greater appreciation for the agricultural community and the struggles they go through to ensure that we have food on our tables.
As rural road and bridge conditions decline, further funding is necessary to ensure rural populations can efficiently transport the farm and ranch goods we all rely on while supporting their families and maintaining their quality of life
A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act
As a donor you generously send in hard earned dollars and then what?
President Trump recently signed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, a measure that raises the Chapter 12 debt limit from $4.1 million to $10 million.
As the world grows more technologically dependent and driven, access to reliable, high-speed internet, and computers, tablets and other similar tools, is increasingly a necessity.
Counties will display their winning activities at the AFBF Annual Convention and Trade Show in January in Austin, Texas.
Farmers and ranchers are grateful for mitigation payments, but let’s be clear: those payments do not make them whole
The Bureau of Land Management announced that it will conduct a wild horse gather within he Range Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) beginning in September