Policy Articles

All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.




Utah Farmers & Ranchers Need Congressional Leaders to Fight for Free Trade


Simply put, it’s high time to put aside costly disputes and get back to business with our allies in Canada and Mexico.

DOT Accepting Comments on Hours of Service Flexibility Through March 8


The Department of Transportation is accepting comments through March 8 on a petition requesting additional flexibility on hours of service requirements for truck drivers.

Farm Bureau urging support for trade deal by State's governors


The United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal is a win for farmers and ranchers in Utah and throughout the country.

Utah Farmers Want Clean Water and Clear Rules


Farmers and ranchers in Utah support clear rules that will protect water quality in our nation’s waterways

Navigating the H-2A Guest Worker Program


Efforts to overhaul the current system received a major blow when Congress failed to pass H.R.4092 in 2018

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2019’


The Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF) has released a list of ‘Issues to Watch For in 2019’ as we implement our policy priorities during the 2019 Utah general legislative session.

Farm Bureau adopts policies on government shutdown, trade, opioids, cell-based foods and broadband


Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Address 100th AFBF Annual Convention


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will give the closing general session keynote address at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Jan. 14, 2019.

Farm Bureau asks DOL to keep newspaper ad requirement under H-2A


Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements

Congressman Chris Stewart visits with farmers and ranchers in Enterprise


Washington County farmer Kyle Wilson prefers participating in the public policy process and sharing his influence, rather than simply standing on the sidelines