Policy Articles

All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.




House Committee to Consider Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017


Legislation would require greater transparency in federal agency communications about pending regulatory actions

House Passes Resolution to Halt BLM Planning Rule


The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions.

Farm Bureau-Supported Farm Regulatory Certainty Act Introduced


The recently introducedFarm Regulatory Certainty Act, H.R. 848, would provide clarity to the law and to assure that agricultural nutrients are not subject to RCRA’s provisions.

3 Things Immigration Reform Is Not


Immigration is the story of America. It’s the story of my family, and I’d wager it’s the story of yours. But when we lose sight of this, it’s easy to muddy the waters of an already complex issue, forget what it’s actually about, and focus instead on what it isn’t.

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2017’


List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session

Estate Tax Repeal Bills Would Help Family Farmers


A pair of estate tax repeal bills introduced in Congress would help farm and ranch families overcome the challenges of passing their family businesses to the next generation

New Bill Would Help Rein in Health Insurance Costs


A recently introduced bill to help lower health insurance costs for small business owners has the backing of farmers and ranchers.

Farmers and Ranchers Unite on Regulatory Reform


Farmers and ranchers are ready for a common-sense, bipartisan approach when it comes to federal regulations and rulemaking

Farm Bureau President to Congress: Slash Regulations, Reform Immigration/Ag Labor


American Farm Bureau members recently asked Congress to pass sweeping reform of regulations that burden the lives of farmers and ranchers.

EPA’s Worker Protection Rule Takes Effect, Despite Petition by AFBF, NASDA


The Environmental Protection Agency has moved ahead with the Jan. 1 start date of its worker protection safety rule, despite a request for a delay from AFBF and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.