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A Hot Summer – and Even Hotter Red Meat Demand – Forecasted
6/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
When we saw the beef and pork cutouts spike last year as a result of COVID-19, many assumed it would be a long time before we saw beef and pork prices at those levels again. Fast forward just 12 months and we are seeing historic levels for both the beef and pork cutouts, except this time it is without the pandemic-induced decline in slaughter numbers.
Utah Farm Bureau Members Featured in Media Coverage on Drought
6/11/2021 2:00:00 AM
Currently, 100 percent of the state is in drought, with 64 percent of land listed as "exceptional drought" -- the most severe classification -- and 93 percent in the second most severe classification -- extreme drought.
Miracle of Agriculture Marks One Year Anniversary, Delivers Food in Eight Utah Cities
5/20/2021 2:00:00 AM
To commemorate the first anniversary of the Creation of its Farmers Feeding Utah Campaign, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation held its latest ‘Miracle Project’, but with a twist – delivering food to eight cities in Utah on May 19.
Utah Farm Bureau Calls for Day of Fasting & Prayer for Water
5/14/2021 2:00:00 AM
On behalf of farmers and ranchers in the state of Utah and the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, we respectively invite you to join us in prayer and fasting this Sunday (May 16) so that we might have the necessary moisture to take care of our animals and nurture the crops.
Conservation Advances Must Do No Harm
4/28/2021 2:00:00 AM
Three key requests are outlined in a letter to President Biden: that the administration provide clarity on the initiative; that the effort recognizes voluntary conservation efforts already underway; and that the administration seeks input from farmers and ranchers.
Bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act Makes it Easier for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Owners to Benefit from Voluntary Carbon Markets
4/21/2021 2:00:00 AM
The Growing Climate Solutions Act would ensure agricultural producers and forest owners of all sizes looking to enter the carbon market for the first time have access to reliable information, qualified technical service providers and third-party verifiers.
The State of: Digital Advocacy
3/21/2021 2:00:00 AM
As the COVID-19 pandemic passes a grim one-year milestone, we cast a hopeful eye toward the near future as vaccine availability increases and more people become immunized against this deadly virus. Many of us hold on to optimism that by the fall we will be solidly on our way to a post-pandemic normal.
USDA Feedlot Study Underway
3/9/2021 2:00:00 AM
To get a snapshot of current feedlot cattle health management practices, USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System, in partnership with the National Agricultural Statistics Service, is conducting a national study on U.S. feedlots with at least 50 head.
UDAF Seeks Proposals for $350,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
3/8/2021 2:00:00 AM
This year, approximately $350,000 is available to the state of Utah. Individual producers, producer groups, organizations, and associations, as well as state and local organizations, academia and other specialty crops stakeholders are eligible to apply either as single entities or in combined efforts.