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Mushrooms 101: Putting the Fun in Fungus!

10/13/2019

Tuesday is National Mushroom Day. Find out how to celebrate!

AFBF Launches Commodity Market Prices Website

10/12/2019

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.

Lawmakers Propose Welcomed Endangered Species Act Changes

10/11/2019

The Congressional Western Caucus recently introduced 19 bills that would update and modernize the Endangered Species Act.

Farm Bureau Weighs in on H-2A Advertising Requirements Final Rule

10/10/2019

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

Celebrating a Century of the American Farm Bureau

10/9/2019

Founded in November 1919, the American Farm Bureau Federation has given all farmers and ranchers a voice in our nation’s capital.

Illinois Farmer Stands His Ground Against Wrongful NRCS Wetlands Determination

10/9/2019

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.

A Tale of Two Economies

10/8/2019

A review of U.S. and Chinese Manufacturing Indicies

Survey Says: 86% of US Adults Prefer Dairy Milk and Large Margin Want Increased Milk Offerings in School Meals

10/7/2019

By a margin of more than 2-1, U.S. adults say it’s important to offer low-fat flavored milks with school meals

Economic Indicators Make for Tough Predictions

10/3/2019

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.”

Farm Town Strong Opioid Campaign Earns Top Honors in PRSA-NCC’s Strategic PR Awards

10/2/2019

The Farm Town Strong campaign is a great example of the power of partnerships in addressing rural issues

UDAF Organizes Waste Pesticide Collection Program

9/27/2019

UDAF has organized a series of waste pesticide collection events in October in Logan, Spanish Fork, and Cedar City

Celebrate National Public Lands Day Sept. 28

9/27/2019

BLM designates fee-free day at its recreation and visitor sites as part of annual event

Farmers Commend Agreement on Japanese Trade Deal

9/26/2019

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.

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Application Deadline Extended to Oct. 14

9/25/2019

Applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge will be accepted through Oct. 14

Farmers Stand Together for Clean Water and Clear Rules

9/24/2019

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.

Collaborating for the Greater Good

9/24/2019

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

Proposed H-2A Changes Tries but Fails to Contain Considerable Wage Variability

9/23/2019

Recently, the Department of Labor published a proposed rule that would amend its regulations regarding certain provisions of the H-2A program.

USDA Must End NRCS Abuses

9/20/2019

Farmers and ranchers are being denied due process as part of an abuse of discretion by the Natural Resources Conservation Service

Forest Service Proposal Simplifies Decision-Making

9/19/2019

?Proposed regulatory changes by the U.S. Forest Service would streamline the way the agency handles environmental analysis and decision-making

Farm Bureau Marks National Farm Safety and Health Week

9/18/2019

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 Next Giant Leap for Mankind

9/10/2019

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.

From Tan Lines to Tractor Wheels

9/10/2019

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.

Trucking Along: Where Rural Roads Are and Where They Are Going

9/10/2019

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

Is Farm Income Really Up?

9/10/2019

Financial Indicators Show Depressed Farm Economy

Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA

9/9/2019

A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act

What do donations to the Ag Foundation do?

9/8/2019

As a donor you generously send in hard earned dollars and then what?

New Bankruptcy Law Provides Debt Relief

9/8/2019

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.

Farmers’ Growing Reliance on Technology Highlights Need for Robust Digital Toolbox

9/7/2019

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.

Apply for County Activities of Excellence Awards Today

9/6/2019

Counties will display their winning activities at the AFBF Annual Convention and Trade Show in January in Austin, Texas.

Food Holidays Abound in September

9/5/2019

September is chock-full of food holidays

Farm Bureau: Focus on Trade Negotiations

9/4/2019

Farmers and ranchers are grateful for mitigation payments, but let’s be clear: those payments do not make them whole

Bureau of Land Management to conduct wild horse gather in Carbon County in September

9/4/2019

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

Mark Your Calendar for National Read a Book Day (Sept. 6)

9/4/2019

National Read a Book Day is Friday, Sept. 6

Farmers Want End to Trade War, Duvall Tells Fox Business Network

8/29/2019

Farmers are anxious for a resolution to the trade situation with China

The Long Road to the White House

8/28/2019

There will be many ups and downs for every campaign, daily polling and a lot of punditry.

Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA

8/27/2019

The ruling was a victory not just for the plaintiff states, but a broad coalition of more than a dozen private sector groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation.

U.S. and Japan reach agreement in principle on ag trade

8/26/2019

The USDA announced over the weekend that the United States and Japan have agreed in principle to lower Japanese tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods

UDAF Raising Awareness of Farmer Suicide

8/23/2019

We must do more to extend resources and programs out to the farmers and ranchers experiencing pressures that lead to hopelessness, depression, and thoughts of suicide

Senator Mitt Romney visits with Utah Farm Bureau, industry leaders on agricultural labor

8/23/2019

Farmers and ranchers work with and harvest perishable commodities, so any delay in entry of H2-A workers can spell partial or complete crop losses.

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Entries Accepted Through Sept. 15

8/23/2019

Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.

Beware of Heat Stress, Exhaustion

8/22/2019

Heat exhaustion is serious, and a heat stroke should be considered a major medical event.

Washing Raw Poultry: Our Science, Your Choice

8/21/2019

A study from the USDA reveals consumers are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.

Two Weeks Left to Nominate Your Pup for Farm Dog of the Year

8/19/2019

Farmers & ranchers are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest

Ag and Food Industry Opportunities Continue to Accelerate

8/13/2019

In food, consumers seek personalized experiences that involve their health, diet, mind, emotions, digestion and appearance.

USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 24 States

8/11/2019

Investments will Benefit 133,000 Residents in Rural Communities

Fanning the flames of success in Utah’s agriculture and food scene

8/9/2019

Let’s all do our part to fan the flames of success and quickly douse fears and uncertainty

EPA Takes Action to Provide Accurate Risk Information to Consumers, Stop False Labeling on Products

8/9/2019

It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk.

Farmers and Ranchers: Connecting with the Community

8/9/2019

With long and inconsistent hours, it’s not always easy to stay involved in your local community.

USDA Releases Proposed Amendments to Greater Sage Grouse Land Management Plans

8/6/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service proposed changes to how the agency manages greater sage grouse

China Trade Standstill More Bad News for Farmers

8/5/2019

In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather and tariffs higher than we have seen in decades.

USU Extension Gathers Research on Agritourism

8/2/2019

Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations

Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Accepted Until Sept. 2

8/1/2019

Farm dogs lighten the workload and enrich our lives by providing faithful and playful companionship.

Celebrate National Parents' Day!

7/26/2019

Celebrate National Parents' Day the 4th Sunday of July with these great ideas.

USDA Announces Details Behind the New Trade Aid Package

7/26/2019

On Thursday, USDA released the latest details on its actions to offer farmers reprieve from ongoing trade disputes.

You are NOT the Farm

7/26/2019

I feel it may be a little different for a farmer or rancher who feels like the hopes, fears, expectations, and legacies of multiple-generations are riding on the success of your business.

The Zipline: Family Comes First

7/26/2019

As central as farming and ranching is to our lives, it still comes second to family.

What They Don't Tell Moms About RoundUp

7/25/2019

My interview with Swiss scientist, Iida Ruishalme, about the popular and controversial herbicide.

Man Cannot Live By Sego Lilly Alone, Or Can He?

7/23/2019

Sego lilies and their impact on Utah food culture.

Bringing a Taste of Utah to D.C.

7/23/2019

This year the celebrations are being shared with members of Congress in Washington D.C. where they will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Utah made products at the “Flavors of Utah” event.

Dutch oven--a Utah Tradition

7/22/2019

Beginner Tips on Dutch oven cooking

  New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

7/20/2019

For more information, and to find help, please visit farmtownstrong.org.

July 18 is National Caviar Day! Did You Know There is Utah Caviar?

7/18/2019

Most would be surprised to learn that Utah has its very own supplier of fresh caviar – in Utah County

Reminder for applicants to Utah Leopold Conservation Award

7/17/2019

Applications for the Utah Award, which includes a $10,000 award and a Crystal statue, needs to be postmarked by August 5, 2019

Farm Bureau Alerts Senate Task Forces to Farmers’ Tax Extender Priorities

7/16/2019

Farm Bureau is calling for long-term certainty on tax incentives related to renewable fuel and energy and railroad track maintenance

Max Out Your Freezer with Tips from No Taste for Waste

7/14/2019

Summertime can be hectic in many households, but that doesn’t mean mealtime has to be as well.

Rural Broadband Will Boost Economy, Improve Sustainability and Animal Welfare, Too, Farm Bureau Tells Congress

7/13/2019

While most Americans take broadband for granted, 26.4% of rural Americans lack access to broadband

Women’s Communications Boot Camp Fall Session Application Now Open

7/12/2019

Farm Bureau women interesting in improving their media and advocacy skills are encouraged to apply for the Women's Communications Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.

Lions and Tigers and… Zebras? Oh my!!

7/12/2019

Gilbert has been breeding these exotic animals for 46 years, and finds enjoyment in seeing them in their natural, wild habitat.

A Gen Z Message to the Next Crop

7/12/2019

You will be better for your experiences outside of your own fencerows

Who Would Want To Be A Farmer?

7/11/2019

Why should children dream of being farmers?

‘Growing Green’, the Latest Purple Plow Challenge, Opens Aug. 1

7/11/2019

In this challenge, students will learn about energy in various forms and design as well as build and share a solution that diversifies energy consumption.

New Bill Would Improve Broadband Maps

7/5/2019

With limited funding and an overabundance of need, it is critical for federal programs to use accurate broadband maps to target and distribute its funding,

Wisdom of Our Fathers

7/2/2019

George Washington shared his political beliefs and philosophy in his Farewell Address with the hope they would continue to guide the nation.

Keeping it fun in the sun

7/2/2019

"While we can't always stay out of the sun, there are some things we can do to protect ourselves and limit damage from the sun."

Farm Bureau weighs in on opportunities with increased Broadband Access

6/30/2019

Farmers and ranchers depend on broadband just as they do highways, railways and waterways to ship food, fuel and fiber across the country and around the world.

June Cattle on Feed Report Shows Inventory Up from a Year Ago

6/29/2019

The increase of 1.6% is slightly above average analyst expectations

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Women's Communications Boot Camp

6/28/2019

Women's Communications Boot Camp

Ways and Means Bill Extends Key Tax Credits, But Prematurely Lowers Estate Tax Exemption

6/28/2019

Though farmers and ranchers support those provisions, they are adamantly opposed to one that would prematurely end the $11 million per person estate tax exemption three years early

Farm Families Weighed Down by Stress

6/27/2019

Farm families are under increased stress this season, challenged by weather, trade issues, the farm economy and many other factors that are out of their control.

Gossner Foods Supporting Community & Troops Through Innovative Business

6/25/2019

Just as cream rises to the top, Gossner’s unparalleled focus on others is what has really allowed it to rise as a giant in the community.

My Utah Onion Ring Road Trip

6/24/2019

Having recently celebrated National Onion Ring day on June 22nd, we decided to put Utah onions and local restaurants to the test.

Why veterinarians are entering the vaccine debate

6/20/2019

The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks when it comes to livestock and pets

Cow Comfort is Focus at New Robotic Dairy in Midway

6/18/2019

Far from Jurassic Park, the use of technology on the Kohler dairy is all focused around the mindset of cow comfort, because comfortable cows are healthier and will produce more milk for the family’s cheese, ice cream and milk markets.

Is Farm Bureau upside down?

6/14/2019

To be successful and remain a powerful voice in the media, among lawmakers, and in industry, we need leaders throughout all of Farm Bureau.

Utah Farm Bureau News moving to e-newsletter, digital formats

6/14/2019

While the new e-newsletter, called FB Connect, will bring enhanced speed and shareability, others may want to focus on specific news issues, commodity groups, or member benefits, and have it delivered directly to their inbox.

H-2A processing timeliness falls as demand climbs

6/14/2019

New data from the Department of Labor continues to highlight U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ increasing reliance on the H-2A program.

In Defense Of Milk (Part 2)

6/12/2019

The first article focused on milk quality and safety. This article will address the current recommendations and nutritional benefits of milk.

In Defense Of Milk (Part 1)

6/11/2019

In this first article, I’ll focus on milk quality and safety. In a second article, I’ll talk more about the current recommendations and nutritional benefits of milk.

God be thanked for making farmers

6/11/2019

We often celebrate the gutsy entrepreneur who starts a business in their garage and grows it into a thriving organization. We rightly applaud these people and the principles that drive them. But anyone who knows an agrarian knows that all of these things are simply a typical day in the life of a farmer.

Reminder – Take the Women in Ag Survey by June 21

6/10/2019

All women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed in agricultural businesses, pursuing ag-related higher education or supportive of agriculture in other ways are invited to participate in the survey

Farm Bureau Statement on Disaster Relief

6/6/2019

Statements from the American & Utah Farm Bureaus on passage of Disaster Relief

Crop Planting Delays Reach Historic Levels Resulting in High Levels of Uncertainty for 2019

6/4/2019

All across the farm belt record-breaking precipitation has been causing headaches for farmers with flooding of fields and excess soil moisture.

Court Strikes 2015 Water Rule

6/3/2019

A federal court on Tuesday invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 expansion of federal jurisdiction over small and isolated waters.

Zipline - We need trade, not more tariffs

5/27/2019

The solution is not more tariffs. We need a successful end to the negotiations with China, and it cannot happen soon enough.

Farm Bureau Statement on Agricultural Relief

5/25/2019

The Trump Administration’s agricultural assistance package is welcome relief to an economic sector that has been battered by foreign competitors and retaliatory tariffs.

Why We Observe Memorial Day

5/24/2019

The stories of military heroism, of sacrifice, and of patriotism remind us what is best in ourselves, and they teach our children what is best in America.

Chinese Tariffs Disrupt Utah Farmers

5/24/2019

What impact are retaliatory tariffs from China having on Utah agriculture?

House approves disaster bill

5/24/2019

The bill provides $3 billion for farm disaster assistance administered through USDA’s Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, which will help farmers hurt by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 with expenses related to losses of crops (including on-farm stored commodities), trees, bushes, vines, milk and harvested adulterated wine grapes.

The Zipline: Meeting the challenge of rural stress and suicide

5/24/2019

There is no challenge too great for America’s tough, resilient farmers and ranchers. We are meeting this challenge head-on, and together we will overcome it.

Dairy Delight: Travelers Find New Farm-inspired Food Stop Southern Utah

5/22/2019

The experience aspect of the ‘Creamery’ store aims to connect with consumers in a new way

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