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Utah State Veterinary Medicine Professors Warn of Heatwave Dangers for Animals
8/5/2021 2:00:00 AM
Animals in most parts of Utah have been under pressure from high temperatures this summer. Timely treatment can help animals recover when heat stress is discovered and treated in time.
AFBF Survey Assesses How Farmers and Ranchers are Dealing with Drought
7/22/2021 2:00:00 AM
Given the West’s vital role in providing a third of agricultural production by value, ensuring effective drought mitigation objectives are discussed and enacted are of upmost relevance to a secure domestic food supply and protecting our farm and ranch families.
Western Drought Reveals Cracks in Infrastructure
6/28/2021 2:00:00 AM
Modernizing our water infrastructure is just as critical to our farms and communities as repairing our roads and bridges.
Senate Ag Hearing on Cattle Markets a Good First Step
6/26/2021 2:00:00 AM
The recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on cattle markets starts a much-needed discussion.
A Hot Summer – and Even Hotter Red Meat Demand – Forecasted
6/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
When we saw the beef and pork cutouts spike last year as a result of COVID-19, many assumed it would be a long time before we saw beef and pork prices at those levels again. Fast forward just 12 months and we are seeing historic levels for both the beef and pork cutouts, except this time it is without the pandemic-induced decline in slaughter numbers.
Though Largely Recovered, JBS Cyberattack Highlights Need for Robust Food Supply
6/12/2021 2:00:00 AM
JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, was hit by a cyberattack the end of May.
New Cattle Market Bill Aims to Increase Transparency
6/10/2021 2:00:00 AM
The bill would also require USDA, in consultation with the department’s chief economist, to establish mandated minimums for regional negotiated cash and negotiated grid live cattle trade.
UDAF Urges Extreme Caution with Agricultural Burns Amidst Exceptional Drought Conditions
6/9/2021 2:00:00 AM
UDAF is urging all Utahns, including those in the agricultural community, to avoid burning fires, whether they be recreational or prescribed burns for agricultural purposes
Severe Drought Leads to Record Levels of Negative Pasture and Rangeland Conditions
5/22/2021 2:00:00 AM
Pasture and range conditions are starting the summer season off in a bad spot and unless most of the country sees much-needed moisture, it will only get worse.