Policy Articles

All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.

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Farm Bill Math Updated in New Congressional Budget Office Baseline

7/18/2017

These projections identify expected outlays for farm bill program spending, assuming existing programs continue without changes, and will serve as an indicator of program spending available to Congress as crafting of the 2018 farm bill kicks into higher gear.

U.S. House Passes Western Water Legislation: Includes Water Rights Protection Act

7/17/2017

The Water Rights Protection Act reaffirms the existing principle of federal law that recognizes the ability of states to confer water rights and acknowledges that the federal government will respect those lawfully acquired rights.

Bloomberg: Trump’s Rural Broadband Plan is Essential for Agriculture

7/17/2017

Without broadband, farmers could “potentially lose days of planting and harvesting.

Pruitt, Zinke Visit State Farm Bureau Presidents

7/11/2017

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – made guest appearances Tuesday morning in Washington during AFBF’s Council of Presidents.

Farm Bill Math Updated in New Congressional Budget Office Baseline

7/11/2017

The next farm bill could be required to be budget neutral, meaning any increase in spending in one part of the bill would require a decrease in spending elsewhere in the bill

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7/11/2017

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Sage Grouse Compensatory Mitigation Rule

7/4/2017

Utah Farm Bureau submits public comment on Rule R634-3.

Antiquities Act--Bears Ears

7/4/2017

On April 26, 2017 President Trump ordered a review of 24 Department of Interior Managed National Monuments.

Water Rights Protection Act (WRPA)

7/4/2017

Utah Farm Bureau has actively participated in drafting the Water Rights Protection Act.

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act Awaits Senate Action

6/12/2017

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

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