All the latest policy news from Utah Farm Bureau.
Elimination of Stepped-Up Basis a Threat to Future Generations of Family Farmers
Stepped-up basis allows a farmer to pay capital gains taxes only on the property’s increase in value since the land was inherited, not on the full increase in value since it was purchased by that farmer’s parents or grandparents.
Senate Ag Hearing on Cattle Markets a Good First Step
The recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on cattle markets starts a much-needed discussion.
With the legislative session over, the work of policy development begins
The 2021 Legislative session ended on March 5 and we are already working on issues and preparing for 2022.
The State of: Advocacy in 2021
With few opportunities to engage with policymakers in person in the coming months, Farm Bureau will have to adjust, adapt, and enhance the way we deliver agriculture’s message.
Utah Farm Bureau continues working on policy priorities during 2021 legislative session
Utah Farm Bureau's policy book will guide the our public policy actions throughout the current legislative session.
Second Batch of Coronavirus Assistance Will Help More Farmers
The coronavirus pandemic hit at a time when farmers and ranchers were continuing to struggle with low prices due to reduced exports.
The State: of the Biden-Harris Ticket
With a confirmed Biden-Harris ticket, voters will get to hear the direction the candidates and the Democratic party they represent intends for the country
State Department Clears the Way for Agriculture Workforce
U.S. Consular officers can now waive the visa interview requirement for eligible first-time and returning H-2A and H-2B applicants, making more workers in the H-2 program available while prioritizing public health.
AFBF Voting Delegates Set 2020 Policy Priorities
Delegates from across the country met during the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and set policy priorities for the organization in 2020. Micheal Clements has more.
Utah farmers & ranchers talking industrial hemp, suicide prevention, and other issues at 2019 Utah Farm Bureau convention
Utah Farm Bureau will address critical public policy topics, including public lands issues such as grazing policies, the current sales tax restructuring debate, trade, water development and distribution, industrial hemp, agritourism, and more.