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Work Needed to Improve Labor Legislation for Agriculture

11/8/2019

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

11/4/2019

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

10/9/2019

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

Farmers Commend Agreement on Japanese Trade Deal

9/26/2019

Under the agreement, Japan will place the same level of agricultural tariffs on U.S. goods as it places on CPTPP countries and the EU.

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

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