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Reminder for applicants to Utah Leopold Conservation Award


Applications for the Utah Award, which includes a $10,000 award and a Crystal statue, needs to be postmarked by August 5, 2019

Rural Broadband Will Boost Economy, Improve Sustainability and Animal Welfare, Too, Farm Bureau Tells Congress


While most Americans take broadband for granted, 26.4% of rural Americans lack access to broadband

Ground Truthing USDA’s June Acreage Report


USDA currently projects corn acres at 91.7 million acres, up 3% from prior-year levels, and soybean acres at 80 million acres, down 10% from 2018.

New Bill Would Improve Broadband Maps


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,

Farm Bureau weighs in on opportunities with increased Broadband Access


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.

Managing Piute Ground Squirrels in Cropland


The reduction in alfalfa and other crop yields and the cost of controlling Piute ground squirrels to farmers in western Utah exceeds hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

Tyson Fresh Meats to build food production plant in Utah


The facility looks to add an estimated $27 million in new state tax revenue over the next 10 years

H-2A processing timeliness falls as demand climbs


New data from the Department of Labor continues to highlight U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ increasing reliance on the H-2A program.

Crop Planting Delays Reach Historic Levels Resulting in High Levels of Uncertainty for 2019


All across the farm belt record-breaking precipitation has been causing headaches for farmers with flooding of fields and excess soil moisture.

Chinese Tariffs Disrupt Utah Farmers


What impact are retaliatory tariffs from China having on Utah agriculture?