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Reviewing the impact of Covid-19 on expenditures for food at home and away-from-home
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
The U.S., Mexico and Canada are working towards implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, now that all countries have approved the deal, however, the current coronavirus outbreak could delay implementation if it continues to escalate.
Unfortunately for many in rural America, an already troubling situation is being made worse by lack of the critical connections only high-speed internet can provide.
Empty shelves can be frightening, but empty fields and barns would be devastating.
Farmers, ranchers and the supply chain that support them will not let Americans down during this unprecedented crisis
A new page dedicated to providing information on how COVID-19 is impacting agriculture is now active on FB.org.
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
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.
Times are tough in rural America, but if the agricultural community comes together to have the hard conversations about things that might make us uncomfortable, we can end the stigma around mental health.
Since the end of 2014, dairy farmers have struggled with low prices resulting from large supplies outweighing demand, in the U.S. and around the world
American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the opportunity to build-on Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign
American Farm Bureau Federation conducted an informal online survey to evaluate producers’ expectations on several farm economy indicators for 2020 and over the next five years.
The Agriculture Department is expecting record production in nearly all livestock categories in 2020
The Agriculture Department’s recent Agricultural Outlook Forum presented a first look at the supply and demand projections for cotton and grains and oilseeds for the 2020/2021 crop year.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall recently appeared on Fox News Business to discuss farm bankruptcies and the potential opportunities of the China Phase 1 trade agreement.
The landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement was entered into force on February 14, 2020.
Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, which takes place March 1-7.
With a climate similar to that of the Middle East, Washington County has become a niche market for producing one of America’s favorite snacks – pistachios.
U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer spoke at the Orrin Hatch Foundation symposium on international trade with industry leaders from Utah, including Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson
Utah Farm Bureau members were able to make visits on Utah's Capitol Hill, as well as with many of the candidates for Governor.
Farm Bureau hosts a "Technology in Agriculture" tour for the spouses of Utah legislators.
There is constant talk on Capitol Hill about improving U.S. infrastructure and agriculture stands to benefit from infrastructure investments.
Through its On the Farm STEM events, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has connected more than 215 educators with beef farmers and ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.
North American Meat Institute (NAMI) President and CEO Julie Anna Potts recently spoke to the amassed members of the National Western Stock Show’s Red Meat Club, about the future that she sees for meat in this country.
The cutoff date for completing the program election and enrollment process for the 2019 crop year is March 16, and the closing date for the 2020 crop year is June 30.
The Foundation for Agriculture is leading the way in educating consumers about modern farming.
I married into agriculture. From the day I said 'I do' we moved forward in life and into the Farm Bureau family together, as it was the organization my husband was a part of already.
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) determined on Jan. 14 that dried tart cherries from Turkey are not injuring the U.S. industry. This means no anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders will be issued against Turkey.
Industry expert Mike Laca was invited to the conference to lead two presentations – the first dealing with how to get started and what to expect in the industrial hemp market, the second were more advanced topics outside of the simple growing of the crop.
INTL FCStone offers exclusive discounts to Farm Bureau Members on their catalog of agricultural risk management tools.
We appreciate the commitment of the agencies involved and this administration to crafting a new regulation that achieves important regulatory oversight while allowing farmers to farm.
Registration for the 2020 Women's Conference is now open.
Delegates from across the country met during the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and set policy priorities for the organization in 2020. Micheal Clements has more.
The Waters of the U.S. replacement rule gives farmers and ranchers the clarity they need to comply with federal regulations while protecting the nation’s waterways. Micheal Clements has more.
Compared to 1980, the U.S. imports 10 times more fruit into our nation’s marketplace, and vegetable imports have almost quadrupled.
What can farmers do in the winter to make the most of the off-season? These quick projects can help you organize and plan for planting season.
Researchers estimate that blackbirds, starlings, corvids and vultures cause billions of dollars in damage to agriculture commodities and livestock facilities
Today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Trump increases hopes that 2020 will begin a stronger decade for America’s farmers and ranchers.
Sadly, one of the largest agricultural counties in Utah seems to be launching an all-out attack on animal agriculture.
Know a Utah farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2020 Utah Leopold Conservation Award
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.
Department of Agriculture data shows food insecurity is more prevalent in major cities and rural areas
The United States may have to compete with other nations to gain additional market share promised in an upcoming trade agreement with China.
Public scoping meetings scheduled on proposals covering nearly 18,000 permits, leases on 155 million acres
Many precautions can easily be taken to mitigate the risks of working and living in the cold, as well as practices for protecting animals.
Food connects us at a deeper level than most activities. Why is that, you ask? Because food is something we can all relate to
Up to $250,000 available for small agricultural business owners.
Utah Farm Bureau members Rhett & Beth Crandall's Australian shepherd wins award at American Farm Bureau Convention
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.
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.
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