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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
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 are under increased stress this season, challenged by weather, trade issues, the farm economy and many other factors that are out of their control.
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.
Having recently celebrated National Onion Ring day on June 22nd, we decided to put Utah onions and local restaurants to the test.
The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks when it comes to livestock and pets
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.
To be successful and remain a powerful voice in the media, among lawmakers, and in industry, we need leaders throughout all of Farm Bureau.
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.
New data from the Department of Labor continues to highlight U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ increasing reliance on the H-2A program.
The first article focused on milk quality and safety. This article will address the current recommendations and nutritional benefits of milk.
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.
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.
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
Statements from the American & Utah Farm Bureaus on passage of Disaster Relief
All across the farm belt record-breaking precipitation has been causing headaches for farmers with flooding of fields and excess soil moisture.
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.
The solution is not more tariffs. We need a successful end to the negotiations with China, and it cannot happen soon enough.
The Trump Administration’s agricultural assistance package is welcome relief to an economic sector that has been battered by foreign competitors and retaliatory tariffs.
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.
What impact are retaliatory tariffs from China having on Utah agriculture?
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.
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.
The experience aspect of the ‘Creamery’ store aims to connect with consumers in a new way