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Brand inspection fee changes coming July 1

6/14/2019

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

5/23/2019

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

5/8/2019

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

5/8/2019

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

5/8/2019

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

5/8/2019

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

4/10/2019

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

4/8/2019

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

3/27/2019

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

3/11/2019

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

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