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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
2019 UFBF Annual Convention November 20-22 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT.
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
National Read a Book Day is Friday, Sept. 6
Farmers are anxious for a resolution to the trade situation with China
There will be many ups and downs for every campaign, daily polling and a lot of punditry.
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.
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
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
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.
Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.
Heat exhaustion is serious, and a heat stroke should be considered a major medical event.
A study from the USDA reveals consumers are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.
Farmers & ranchers are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest
In food, consumers seek personalized experiences that involve their health, diet, mind, emotions, digestion and appearance.
Investments will Benefit 133,000 Residents in Rural Communities
Let’s all do our part to fan the flames of success and quickly douse fears and uncertainty
It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk.
With long and inconsistent hours, it’s not always easy to stay involved in your local community.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service proposed changes to how the agency manages greater sage grouse
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.
Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations
Farm dogs lighten the workload and enrich our lives by providing faithful and playful companionship.
Celebrate National Parents' Day the 4th Sunday of July with these great ideas.
On Thursday, USDA released the latest details on its actions to offer farmers reprieve from ongoing trade disputes.
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.
As central as farming and ranching is to our lives, it still comes second to family.
My interview with Swiss scientist, Iida Ruishalme, about the popular and controversial herbicide.
Sego lilies and their impact on Utah food culture.
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.
For more information, and to find help, please visit farmtownstrong.org.
Most would be surprised to learn that Utah has its very own supplier of fresh caviar – in Utah County
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 is calling for long-term certainty on tax incentives related to renewable fuel and energy and railroad track maintenance
Summertime can be hectic in many households, but that doesn’t mean mealtime has to be as well.
While most Americans take broadband for granted, 26.4% of rural Americans lack access to broadband
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.
Gilbert has been breeding these exotic animals for 46 years, and finds enjoyment in seeing them in their natural, wild habitat.
You will be better for your experiences outside of your own fencerows
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.
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,
George Washington shared his political beliefs and philosophy in his Farewell Address with the hope they would continue to guide the nation.
"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."
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.
The increase of 1.6% is slightly above average analyst expectations