Policy Articles

All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.




Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act Awaits Senate Action


The House recently passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, which would eliminate duplicate regulations relating to pesticide applications.

Bill Would Help Farmers Improve Irrigation Systems


Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017 would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies

Comments Sought on Secretary Perdue’s Plan to Reorganize USDA


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced reorganization plans for the USDA, and the secretary is asking for input on his proposal.

A great place to start on tax reform


Tax reforms certainly are needed to ensure we are encouraging economic activity and growth

AFBF Asks Administration to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Estate Tax Discount Valuation


Proposed changes “would significantly endanger the future of family farms in America

Farm Bureau members encouraged to share opinions on the use of the Antiquities Act


Farm Bureau members encouraged to share opinions on the use of the Antiquities Act for declaration of National Monuments with the Secretary of the Interior

Stop federal water extortion, Farm Bureau says


Land managers in the West increasingly demand that ranchers who work federal land surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range

EPA Asks States for Input on New WOTUS Rule


The Environmental Protection Agency is asking states to share with the agency what they think a new rule should look like

New Bill Would Help Get More Vets Practicing in Shortage Areas


A recently introduced bill to increase grants that encourage veterinarians to practice in veterinary shortage areas has the support of AFBF.

Record-High Cheese Stocks Weigh on Milk Prices, But Should They?


For American-style cheese and butter, these March inventory levels are the highest levels since 1984 and 1993, respectively.