Water Articles




Stakeholder-led local water basin councils


Developing water policy is often contentious and results in debate because of competing demands and values placed on our limited water resource.

NPR Story Explores Effectiveness of EPA Chief


The Environmental Protection Agency chief has been praised for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations

Water: Local Water Basin Councils


Finding the best balance between water used for agriculture and related ecosystem services and water demands for other uses is Utah's key water policy issue.

Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Utah Nominees


Know a Utah farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2018 Utah Leopold Conservation Award®.

11 Enviro-Facts About Farmers and Ranchers


Check out 11 enviro-facts about how farmers produce a bounty of food for consumers below.

Administrator Pruitt Addresses Over 300 Farmers and State Agriculture Leaders from Across the Country


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed more than 300 Farm Bureau members recently

Farm Bureau: ACRE Act Stops Unintended Regulation of Farms


Congress never meant to include agriculture under these environmental reporting obligations

Farm Bureau Applauds Delay of Unlawful WOTUS Rule


The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds action by the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to delay implementation of the hopelessly vague 2015 rule that expansively defined ‘waters of the United States.’

Farm Bureau Members to EPA: You Can't #FloatUs on This #WOTUS


Farmers and ranchers are sharing photos and videos of rubber ducks in non-navigable, sometimes wet areas of their land to drive home the point that a common-sense “waters of the U.S.” rule is needed.

Poll Reveals Most Americans Support Trump Rewriting Obama’s WOTUS Rule


A majority of Americans surveyed say the current administration should work with Congress and local businesses to rewrite the Obama-era “Waters of the U.S.” rule.