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Trucking Along: Where Rural Roads Are and Where They Are Going

9/10/2019

As rural road and bridge conditions decline, further funding is necessary to ensure rural populations can efficiently transport the farm and ranch goods we all rely on while supporting their families and maintaining their quality of life

Tax Exemption from Water

8/5/2019

Should Utah change its policy and tax water? No.

UPDATE Water Banking Draft Legislation

8/5/2019

An update on the draft Water Banking Legislation

USDA Announces Details Behind the New Trade Aid Package

7/26/2019

On Thursday, USDA released the latest details on its actions to offer farmers reprieve from ongoing trade disputes.

Rural Broadband Will Boost Economy, Improve Sustainability and Animal Welfare, Too, Farm Bureau Tells Congress

7/13/2019

While most Americans take broadband for granted, 26.4% of rural Americans lack access to broadband

Mapping $8.5 Billion in Trade Assistance

7/12/2019

To help U.S. farmers and ranchers deal with lost markets and provide immediate financial relief, the Trump administration announced a trade assistance package totaling $12 billion

Private Land Ownership comes with Duties and Standards

7/9/2019

Private landowners owe certain duties and standards of care to those that enter their land.

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.

H-2A processing timeliness falls as demand climbs

6/14/2019

New data from the Department of Labor continues to highlight U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ increasing reliance on the H-2A program.

Utah’s Efforts and Successes at Preventing ESA Listings

6/4/2019

Utah Farm Bureau Federation's role in preventing Endangered Species Listings.

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