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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
Nowhere is reform more critical than in the agricultural sector
The increase in these particular tariffs was delayed twice since the investigation determination was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 21, 2018.
Participants will be entered to receive one of five $100 gift cards after the survey closes on June 21.
More than just creating a meeting point that would become a tourist destination and historical footnote, the location of the ‘Golden Spike’ as it would become known has had prolonged impact on Utah.
Traditional plant breeding can achieve a desired result, but the process may take many years of trial and error to complete and nurture unwelcome traits.
Along with 2,800 sheep, Wilde, his father and two brothers raise cattle and irrigated crops, primarily alfalfa, on land that’s been in the family since the 1860s.
The proposal focuses on the congressional appropriations process and does not recommend any amendments to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
The petition claims Turkey is flooding the U.S. market with dried tart cherries, which is lowering domestic product prices.
A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health
The Utah Farm Bureau welcomes the appointment of Brian Steed to lead the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
Agricultural exports are expected to increase by $2.2 billion under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The recently introduced legislation will ensure that electric cooperatives will not jeopardize their tax-exempt status when they accept government grants for activities like expanding broadband or restoring power after storms and disasters.
The Census of Ag is a herculean effort undertaken by USDA every five years by a staff of dedicated professionals intent on asking the right questions, in the right way, in order to paint the most accurate picture of U.S. agriculture at the time the data is collected.
The American Farm Bureau Federation recently selected an outstanding group of young farmer and rancher leaders as the organization’s 10th Partners in Advocacy Leadership class, including another leader of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation.
Farms across the country endured an incredibly difficult year in 2018 and the trend continues in 2019 with challenging market prices and destructive weather conditions
With Passover and Easter approaching, Americans across the country are focusing on eggs.
Failure happens, both on and off the farm. And it’s hard to shake.
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation applauds the nomination of Kerry Gibson to lead the Utah Department of Agriculture & Food as its next commissioner.
Increases in the minimum wages mandated under the H-2A program present a challenge to farmers who are already facing tight margins
Legislation would help farmers improve irrigation systems
In addition to raising food and funds for the initiative, farmers and ranchers tallied 22,500 volunteer hours assisting local hunger groups in 2018.
Nebraska, Missouri Farm Bureaus launch flood relief funds
Utah Farm Bureau Statement on Confirmation of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt
The recently introduced Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (S.897) will help family farmers reorganize after falling on hard times,
The data, which is reported at the national, state and county level, will help farmers, ranchers, local officials, agribusiness and others make decisions for the future.
Farmers and ranchers enduring billions of dollars in losses need Congress to pass disaster assistance immediately.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Farming Community Disaster Exchange
Time is running out for farmers and ranchers to tell EPA how the proposed Clean Water Rule impacts them.
Don’t miss this chance to let your voice be heard on clean water rules. Submit your comments online today at www.fb.org/cleanwater.
Videos on how to use Census data are now available
Utah Farm Bureau offering every county a $200 grant to promote agriculture/
Utah Farm Bureau's own Brett & Jenna Madsen, and Jenna's father Scott Madsen, will make their television debut with a new docu-series "The American Farm", premiering tonight (April 4) on History at 10pm ET, 8 p.m. MT.
The discussions are real-time and focus on the top questions surrounding sustainability and food production
The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 3500 farmers and ranchers in the Mountain Region states, including Utah