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 Leopold Conservation Award® Program Seeks Utah Nominees


Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are accepting applications for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management of natural resources.

Local food microgrant program accepting applications


Urban Food Connections of Utah is pleased to offer a limited number of micro-grant opportunities for commercial farming establishments dedicated primarily to the production of fruits and vegetables using ecologically sustainable agricultural methods.

What Pruitt Hopes to Achieve as Head of EPA


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress.

LA Times: Water Rule Rollback Gives Growers What They Wanted from Trump


An LA Times article explores what farmers think of President Donald Trump’s executive order to “scale back the agency’s interpretation of the Clean Water Act.”

Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action


President Donald Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2017’


List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session

Farm Bureau Strongly Endorses Pruitt for EPA


The American Farm Bureau Federation has formally endorsed the nomination of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Farm Bureau Anticipating Regulatory Reforms Under New Congress


In early January, lawmakers are likely to consider legislation that would reform the rulemaking process for federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

 U.S. Farmers: GMO Crops Help Reduce Inputs and Enhance Conservation


New survey from U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association finds protecting the environment as a top concern for today's farmers.

 Jerrold Richins Named 2016 Utah Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient


Jerrold Richins of Summit County has been named the winner of the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award in Utah