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After making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern Utah.
The global pandemic has injected never-before-seen uncertainty into the animal protein markets.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has opened the application process for the UDAF COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to Utah agriculture operations that qualify.
The $16 billion in direct payments will financially assist producers with additional adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand due to COVID-19. Utah State University Extension and Utah USDA Farm Service Agency are providing a seminar on the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) that provides direct payment to farmers.
If there are any silver linings to the challenges we face right now, it may be the increased awareness of the need to increase broadband access in rural America.
With the project identified, Farmers Feeding Utah has set a project-specific goal of $100,000 in online donations by May 20th
Farmers Feeding Utah--Giving Utah Farmers and Families a Hand Up
Consumers can rest assured that fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at the grocery store or from the local farmers’ market are safe.
If any type of business needed help to weather this latest storm, it was farms and ranches.
Dairy industry representatives, including Farm Bureau, have been very vocal about asking stores to remove dairy product limits because the supply chain backlog is a temporary challenge.
Congress recently passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and it was signed into law by the President on April 24, providing an additional $320 Billion in funding for the PPP.
While the details of this package are still not fully known, the $16 billion in direct support to livestock, specialty and non-specialty crops will help to offset COVID-19-related losses as well as $3 billion in commodity purchases
The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging farmers to respond to a USDA survey about farm workers’ hours and wages.
No matter the scale, location, or type of agriculture they’re involved with, Utahns can rest assured that local farmers and ranchers are committed to the wise use of natural resources.
The report identifies agriculture’s and other economic sectors’ contributions to greenhouse gas emissions for 2018 and earlier years.
Due to a lack of broadband access, rural patients and health care providers alike are unable to utilize the newest technologies.
President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.
President Donald Trump created 17 groups, including one on agriculture, to help shape plans to reopen the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order for additional funds to be helpful for agriculture, however, many outstanding questions need to be answered.
Extreme volatility in livestock markets is raising red flags across the country
Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of the coronavirus.
The economic uncertainty related to the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the demand destruction for many agricultural products contributed to significant price declines for ethanol, crops and animal proteins. While these commodity futures have declined significantly, one thing is certain, these futures prices are going to change
Farm Bureau is urging farmers to take all the precautions possible to protect themselves, their workers and their communities.
Generations have done their best to keep their business going, yet many feel like they have no control over whether they can recover from these losses
Green thumbs get excited about the prospect of new adventures in the yard and many families celebrate the Christian holiday of Easter. Closely associated with Easter are family traditions involving eggs.
Deadline Extended on 2020 Century Farm and Ranch applications.
May we all remember that a mix of grace, flexibility and humor will go a long way as we move forward into this new, temporary normal.
American Farm Bureau is offering an online farm stress training program.
Farmers must have access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as Congress intended, to ensure America continues to have access to healthy, affordable food.
From dairy farmers with nowhere to send their milk and cattle ranchers reeling from plummeting beef prices, the impact of the coronavirus is rippling through farm country.
Starting tomorrow (April 3), small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the guaranteed loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
Utah County Farm Bureau's Sara Harward was selected by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) and National Grange as its Advocate of the Year.
Safety remains a top priority across the food chain, with everyone—from the farm to the grocery store—doing their part to take great care and precautions to get food safely to your tables.
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