Managing Utah’s Water Now and In the Future
A panel held during the recent Utah Farm Bureau annual convention discussed how to manage Utah’s water today and going forward
Reduced Crop Yields, Orchard Removals and Herd Sell-Offs — New AFBF Survey Results Reveal How Farmers and Ranchers are Dealing with Drought
With over 70% of the American West, Southwest and Northern Plains categorized in D3 (severe) drought or higher since June, AFBF has designed and distributed a second round of its Assessing Western Drought Conditions survey to evaluate drought’s continued impact on farm and ranch businesses. This Market Intel, part of a series of drought-focused articles, summarizes the results of the October survey.
Finalists Selected for Utah Leopold Conservation Award
Three finalists have been selected for the 2021 Utah Leopold Conservation Award
Western Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Drought and Look for a Way Forward
Farmers and ranchers often deal with the uncontrollable factor of the weather, and this year Mother Nature has been on a relentless scorched earth campaign in the West.
Farm Bureau Publishes Website on Drought and Responsible Water Management
Water access in the West has far-reaching effects for American agriculture and consumers near and far. Visit Farm Bureau's new webpage on drought and responsible water management to learn more.
Colorado River Water Shortage Declaration Means Water Cuts
Farmers and ranchers who depend on the Colorado River face water cuts following a water shortage declaration. Micheal Clements shares what this means for those producers.
USDA Expands Assistance to Cover Feed Transportation Costs for Drought-Impacted Ranchers
USDA recently announced its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing.
First-Ever Colorado River Water Shortage Declaration Spurs Water Cuts in the Southwest
The Department of the Interior declared the first-ever Colorado River Basin water shortage on August 16. Moving forward, drought mitigation approaches must consider the crucial role Western agriculture plays in a secure domestic food supply.
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Announces Disaster Relief Fund
To help producers stay in business, the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) is providing $5,000,000 to fund a loan program administered by UDAF, where eligible agricultural producers can apply for EDR loans of up to $100,000 to help reimburse financial and other losses they have experienced due to the drought, such feed costs or loss of livestock