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Prevent Your Carved Creation from Becoming a Fungal Fiasco


See how to keep your pumpkin from becoming a mushy mess after carving

AFBF Encourages Rural America to Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The American Farm Bureau Federation encourages rural residents to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Small Farm, Big Dreams for Southern Utah Farmer


While growing food has ups and downs unique from any other industry, Wilson just adapts as his family has for generations

Ag Education Is Always in Season


Teaching the next generation about where their food comes from is a truly special privilege.

Farm Bureau Launches Think F.A.S.T. (Farm & Ag Safety Training) for Youth


The training is available at no cost to anyone interested in learning about farm safety (Farm Bureau membership is not required for access).

Reviewing State-Level Farm Economic Conditions


While net farm profitability was estimated higher in 2019, due in large part to increased ad hoc support, net farm income in many states continues to be well below the previous decade’s average.

Tamales –Flavor and Tradition Packed in a Simple Dish


As early as the 1870’s tamale carts were a prevalent feature of Los Angeles’ streets.

Utah Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention 2020


2020 UFBF Annual Convention November 18-20 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah.

Allred Orchards – Living to Farm, Farming to Live


While the fruit grown by the Allred family has a reputation for being top quality, the lessons learned from experience on the farm may be its true lasting legacy.

Voting – A Priceless American Right


Like consumers who do their research before making a big purchase, voters can take steps to make informed election decisions.

The State: of Voter Turnout in 2020


By all measures, the 2020 election is on track to have the highest turnout of any election in more than a century

HAULS Act Provides Flexibility for Transporting Ag Commodities and Livestock


The HAULS Act would make three important incremental changes to the agricultural exemption to hours-of-services rules.

The State: of the Debates (Redux)


Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to "the state of" various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House and key elections around the country.

Farm Groups Seek Additional COVID-19 Protections for Farm Workers


The American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm groups are calling on the White House to provide additional COVID-19 protection for farm workers.

Trump Administration Invests Nearly $700,000 in Assistance for Utah Agricultural Producers


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $700,000 to help four agricultural producers across rural Utah develop and market new value-added products.

Advancing as an Advocate for Agriculture


Progressing as an advocate for agriculture requires perseverance, self-knowledge and awareness of top-of-mind issues for consumers

Farm Bureau Supports HAULS Act in Congress


A bill introduced in the Senate this week provides agricultural producers much-needed flexibility for hauling agricultural commodities and livestock.

Positivity During the Pandemic


We need each other in every single community across this great nation, urban and rural.

Ag Groups Call for More Resources to Protect Employees, Communities from Coronavirus


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.

Utah Dept. of Ag Helps Explain SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules


Although guidance has been released, concerns exists on the reasonings of the limitations that have been put in place

American Farm Bureau Foundation Launches ‘Easy Button’ for Elementary Ag Education


The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled a new webpage dedicated to helping students & parents learn where their food comes from

COVID-19 Continues to Drive the Evolution of the Retail Food Landscape


The dramatic shift to online food purchasing by consumers has the been the biggest growth-driver during the pandemic

Breaking Down CFAP 2.0


Sign-up for CFAP2 runs Sept. 21 through Dec. 11 through USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices.

Second Batch of Coronavirus Assistance Will Help More Farmers


The coronavirus pandemic hit at a time when farmers and ranchers were continuing to struggle with low prices due to reduced exports.

The State: of a SCOTUS Confirmation and the 2020 Election


The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have an immediate impact on the 2020 presidential election by adding another unique element to a campaign that is anything but ordinary.

Pledge to Vote in November!


Farm Bureau is working to ensure that farmers and ranchers make an impact at the polls in two ways: encouraging them to vote and helping them to be informed voters.

Farmers and Ranchers Tell Candidates, ‘iFarmiVote’


The pledge demonstrates Farm Bureau members’ high level of civic engagement

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus


Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21

Trump, Biden Outline Agricultural Priorities


For the past 40 years, Farm Bureau has asked every presidential candidate to provide responses to issues likely to impact and affect farmers and ranchers and rural communities in the next 4 years. Both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have provided their answers.

The State: of the Known Unknowns


Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to "the state of" various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House and key elections around the country.

USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields


The last time farmers could update yields for these safety-net programs was in 2014

Utah Farm Bureau Joins Coalition to Support Federal Wildfire Bill


The bipartisan legislation being considered will expedite forest management, accelerate post-fire restoration and reforestation, and remove dead and dangerous wood from national forests.

Make Time for Family Meal Time – It’s Worth the Effort


September if National Family Meal Month, and a great way to introduce new ways to find success at mealtimes

USDA Designates 14 Utah Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas


Farmers & ranchers in several Utah counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for USDA emergency loans

September – A Time to Remember, Find Hope and Have Faith


Although those in agriculture are known for their traditions, unparalleled hope and optimism, they face some realities that none of us can imagine

Farmers Feeding Utah Announces Fourth ‘Miracle Project’ to Needy Families in the Uinta Basin


Miracle Project Uinta Basin, which will take place September 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Western Park in Vernal.

Louisiana Farm Bureau Establishes Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief Fund


Louisiana farmers and ranchers will feel the economic and psychological effects of this storm through this harvest season and beyond.

Early Signs that Trade is Coming Back


Large new-crop sales are a good sign for the next marketing year.

Farm and Rural Families Should Stand up and be Counted in the 2020 Census


The U.S. Constitution calls for a complete count every 10 years of everyone living in the United States and its territories. Data collection ends Sept. 30

No Change in Land Values For 2020


Beyond 2021, and as long as COVID-19 continues to impact demand, without additional support to producers, outside of low interest rates, there will be less to support cash rents (and potentially agricultural land values) at these lofty levels.

Managing Stress in Farm Country


Long before the pandemic hit the U.S., farmers and ranchers were struggling.

Utah Division of Water Quality Helps Farms Protect Water Quality


To aid Utah’s farmers and ranchers, UDAF and Utah DEQ have begun the Agricultural Voluntary Incentive Program (AgVIP) to help farming operations develop Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs)

The Republican & Democratic National Conventions and their impact on agriculture


American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to "the state of" various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House

Coronavirus No Match for H-2A Demand


Despite the challenges of the coronavirus, farmers and ranchers continued to demand H-2A workers in record numbers

Celebrating Utah’s Farr Better Ice Cream


The convenience of bringing a pint home from the store to enjoy wasn’t always as simple as it is today, as one of Utah’s prominent ice cream families well knows

New-Crop Sales to China: How Do they Actually Measure Up?


However, how do new-crop sales compare to previous years? To find out, we compare new-crop sales (2020/21 marketing year) to the similar week from the last five years.

First Cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Mink in the United States Confirmed in Utah


Five infected mink were identified at two Utah mink farms.

Farmers Need More Time to Access Aid


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.

We Raise Cows So We Can Raise Kids


The days may be long and the work hard, but the Sherwood family has a clear picture of why they do what they do

It’s Not Too Late to Plant a Garden


If you haven’t planted a garden yet, you can still reap the many benefits of home gardening!

Your Voice, Your American Farm Bureau


But for all that has changed—for a time that is—there are fundamental things that have not changed

The State: of the Biden-Harris Ticket


With a confirmed Biden-Harris ticket, voters will get to hear the direction the candidates and the Democratic party they represent intends for the country

Farm Bureau Appreciates Extension of CFAP Application Deadline


The USDA announced it will extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11, 2020

Big Daddy Hill’s Success is All About the Secret Sauce


Owner will never forget the hard days and those who supported him, and business is only continuing to improve

New MacDonald Flies a Drone


Farming has come a long way since the days of Old MacDonald and his pitchfork

I’m Not a Farmer But… Actor and restaurant owners share their love of food


Utah Farm and Fork caught up with actor Ty Burrell and his wife Holly to talk about their memories of food and how it connects us all.

USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP


Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

The Bureau of Land Management’s Headquarters Officially Established in Grand Junction, Colorado


Relocation of staff resources enhances the Bureau’s ability to serve the American public

The State: of the (Non) Conventions


Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to "the state of" various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House and key elections around the country.



The newly named Utah Ag Expo will be held on January 27-30, 2021, replacing the FUSION Conference that has been held the last four years.

Ag Expo to be Largest Ag Conference in Utah


The Utah Farm Bureau is excited to announce the newly named Utah Ag Expo, the largest agricultural conference in Utah, will be held in St. George, Utah on January 27-30, 2021.

UDAF Gives Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages


The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) are working to assist Utahns who are receiving unsolicited packages from outside of the United States of America, containing plant seeds.

Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic


Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Months Out: What Happened to our Food System and Why?


Let's take the time to explain a bit about how our food system was impacted by COVID-19 and why

COVID-19 is Nothing to Sneeze At


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.

Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program


USDA recently announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CF

USDA Launches New Features to Help Farmers Hire Workers


The new website designed to help facilitate the employment of H-2A workers

The Time to Invest in Rural America is Now


Now, more than ever, rural companies – and the communities on which they depend – need both the resources and expertise that RBICs can provide.

Farmers Feeding Utah Makes Third Delivery of Food to Needy Families & Refugee Groups in West Salt Lake Valley


Farmers Feeding Utah made its third miracle project to provide relief to farmers and families

American Farm Bureau Foundation Makes Ag Education More Accessible


AFBFA is awarding $17,000 to educators and communities through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program this fall. Ten classroom and community ag literacy projects across the country will receive $1,000 each to build on their efforts.

The Bureau of Land Management names Greg Sheehan as Utah State Director


As Utah State Director, Sheehan will oversee management of nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands, representing about 42% of the state

Trump Administration Invests in Cache Valley Area School


This project is funded through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. The investments can be used to build or upgrade schools, libraries, clinics and public safety facilities.

Expanded CFAP Eligibility Provides More Assistance for Specialty Crops


USDA has expanded eligibility of CFAP direct assistance to 42 more specialty crops and has amended eligibility for 19 others.

Beef and Pork Supply Chain Recovering


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.

Farmers Urge Congress to Pass Small Business Expense Protection Act


Without this relief, millions of small businesses will face significant tax liabilities at a time when they can least afford additional financial burdens

Enter the Ag Innovation Challenge by July 31


The Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition that showcases U.S. startups developing innovative solutions that address challenges facing America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Utah Farm Bureau's 'Farmers Feeding Utah' Campaign Featured on KSL Radio


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

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Utah


Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency

Spencer Gibbons promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Utah Farm Bureau Federation


Spencer Gibbons has recently been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF).

Millard County Farmers Suffer Large Losses From Wildfire


The fire has consumed more than 78,000 acres, and as of this writing is reported at 95 percent contained

Utah Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees


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

Glimmers of Retail Recovery


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.

Congress Votes to Extend Paycheck Protection Program into August


Both chambers of Congress have voted to extend the application period for the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which is good news for farmers.

Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Accepted Until Aug. 20


Up to Four Regional Runners-Up and People’s Choice Pup Also Will be Recognized

New Bills Would Help Processors Meet Demand


Congress is looking at ways to make our food system more resilient for farmers and ranchers and for consumers

Farming for All


There are some jobs that are more than a day’s work: they are lifelong callings.

USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers


The launch of the USMCA brings optimism to the country’s farmers and ranchers at a time they need it the most

Farming is Risky Business


Risk Management, in a business context, is about reducing the cost of risk, which includes the cost of managing risk

Farmers Feeding Utah Makes Second Delivery of Food to Food Pantries, Needy Families in Northern Utah


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.

Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course


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

Changes to Livestock Risk Protection Improve Valuable Risk Management Tool


USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced changes to the Livestock Risk Protection insurance program for swine, fed cattle and feeder cattle

New Legislation Would Help More Farmers Tap Into PPP Loans


The Paycheck Protection for Producers Act (H.R. 7175, S. 3918) would help more farmers and ranchers participate in the Paycheck Protection Program

Lessons Learned From COVID-19


We already have learned important lessons from the past few months

Celebrating all that the dairy industry contributes to the world!


A recent American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture blog post celebrates all that the dairy industry contributes to the world, including milk, butter, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

Celebrating Dairy Month


June became the official “dairy month” in 1939 and is still celebrated today.

Farm Bureau Calls on Lawmakers to Help Farmers Through Food System Shockwave


The widespread closures at the retail level are impacting consumer demand and purchasing patterns in ways that agriculture has never experienced

Farmers Feeding Utah is Making a Big Difference


The Utah Farm Bureau’s new initiative Farmers Feeding Utah is off to a great start

NRCS Provides Strategies for Reducing Forage Shortages


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Utah has provided some strategies to implement when faced with these circumstances that can help minimize forage deficiencies, if you plan ahead.

Farmers Feeding Utah Helps Navjo Nation With First 'Miracle Project'


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.

Why We Fear the Food We Eat


The COVID-19 pandemic has made people think a lot about where their food comes over the last few months.