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What is the impacts of the CARES Act for Food and Agriculture?


The Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which provides a number of food- and agriculture-related benefits, ensure farmers have the financial resources they need to offset the more immediate economic impacts of the virus

USDA and USTR Announce Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement


The landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement was entered into force on February 14, 2020.

Utah Farm Bureau Participates in Trade Meeting With U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer


U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer spoke at the Orrin Hatch Foundation symposium on international trade with industry leaders from Utah, including Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson

Utah Farm Bureau Leaders Visit Capitol Hill & Visit with Candidates for Governor


Utah Farm Bureau members were able to make visits on Utah's Capitol Hill, as well as with many of the candidates for Governor.

USMCA Signing Increases Optimism


Today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Trump increases hopes that 2020 will begin a stronger decade for America’s farmers and ranchers.

Something smells foul in Millard County


Sadly, one of the largest agricultural counties in Utah seems to be launching an all-out attack on animal agriculture.

What's on the Road Ahead in 2020?


As the discussion around how best to care for our environment rages on in DC and among 2020 presidential candidates, farmers and ranchers are taking more steps to improve soil health, reduce runoff and conserve energy.

Work Needed to Improve Labor Legislation for Agriculture


Earlier draft versions of this bill raised significant questions and concerns that need to be addressed before we can fully support the bill

USDA Releases Long-Awaited Industrial Hemp Regulations


Guidance included in USDA’s interim final rule for hemp production provides clarity for hemp producers.

Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate Japanese Trade Deal, Look Forward to More


This agreement means sharply lower tariffs on our farm and ranch exports with the promise of more to come.