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Brand inspection fee changes coming July 1


In an effort to align brand program management costs and revenues from brand fees, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is announcing changes to some of the fees and structure that were proposed by the Utah Livestock Brand Board and passed at the 2019 Legislative Session.

Utah Legislature May 2019 Interim Session


The Utah Legislature Interim Committees study key issues facing the state, hear public comment and recommend legislation for the upcoming session.

Draft Water Banking Legislation Gearing Up for 2020 Utah Legislative Session


Water banking is the practice of forgoing water deliveries during certain periods, and “banking” either the right to use the forgone water in the future, or saving it for someone else to use in exchange for a fee.

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Grazing Fees on the Rise


Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Association (SITLA) Board of Trustees voted to increase the livestock grazing fees for both scattered and block sections.

Federal to State Transfer of Public Lands


Western states should take the necessary action to require the federal government to transfer select federal lands to state control

Utah Legislature Changes Brand Inspection Fees


The Utah Livestock Brand Board recommended new brand inspection fees earlier this year followed by the 2019 Utah Legislature approving the new fee structure.

Clean water rule comment period ending soon


Time is running out for farmers and ranchers to tell EPA how the proposed Clean Water Rule impacts them.

Now is the Time to Weigh in on Proposed Clean Water Rule


Don’t miss this chance to let your voice be heard on clean water rules. Submit your comments online today at www.fb.org/cleanwater.

Take a Stand for Clean Water and Clear Rules


Farmers and ranchers need to make their voices heard that we support a clear rule that protects agriculture AND clean water.

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.