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Agritourism Offers New Opportunities for Young Farmers


Incorporating agritourism into a farm or ranch offers numerous benefits, but it’s best to start this new aspect of your business gradually.

Reviewing State-Level Farm Economic Conditions


While net farm profitability was estimated higher in 2019, due in large part to increased ad hoc support, net farm income in many states continues to be well below the previous decade’s average.

Trump Administration Invests Nearly $700,000 in Assistance for Utah Agricultural Producers


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $700,000 to help four agricultural producers across rural Utah develop and market new value-added products.

Your No-Rain Check


Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) is a federal crop insurance program that insures against a lack of rainfall for your grazing or haying acres and provides protection from increased feed costs due to forage losses

USDA Designates 14 Utah Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas


Farmers & ranchers in several Utah counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for USDA emergency loans

No Change in Land Values For 2020


Beyond 2021, and as long as COVID-19 continues to impact demand, without additional support to producers, outside of low interest rates, there will be less to support cash rents (and potentially agricultural land values) at these lofty levels.

Farm Bureau Appreciates Extension of CFAP Application Deadline


The USDA announced it will extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11, 2020

USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP


Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, and Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

Dairy Farmers Deserve a Voice and a Vote on Policy That Impacts Their Farms


Modified Bloc Voting Could Give it to Them

Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic


Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.