Policy Articles

All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.




Farmers and Ranchers Ready for Action in 2017


Farmers breathed a collective sigh of relief with President Trump’s executive order to withdraw the WOTUS rule, but we know the work is far from over on these and other issues facing America’s farmland

Farm Bureau Member Discusses ACA with President Donald Trump


Brittany Ivey, a Georgia Farm Bureau member who chairs the Stephens County Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, was invited to participate in a discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act at the White House last week.



PIRCs lead to stronger Farm Bureau policy.

Farmers, Ranchers Ask Congress to Strengthen Safety Net


The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups today asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.

Merger of Secure Ag Data Repositories a Game Changer


Two pioneers in agricultural big data have merged their technology repositories.

What Pruitt Hopes to Achieve as Head of EPA


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress.

Farm Groups Ask Trump Administration for Transportation Infrastructure Updates


More than 200 farm groups sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week, asking for projects in rural America to be included in any future infrastructure improvement plans.

Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action


President Donald Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.

From Trade to Regulations, AFBF President Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Engage on Full Range of Issues


AFBF’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform.

Farm Bureau Joins Groups in Support of Farm Bill Funding


Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.