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Study shows vast potential for cutting water use on farms

SALT LAKE CITY — Already 1 million acre-feet of water once used on farms, ranches and orchards throughout the seven states in the Colorado River basin is being “saved,” mainly through water system improvements and reductions in consumption. A probe…

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82 percent of Utah water goes to farmers — here’s why

HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — Utahns are frequently bombarded with water conservation messages encouraging them to “Slow the Flow” of water to their lawns. But many residents might be surprised to learn where most of Utah’s water actually goes. Only 6…

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Landlords and Operators Face Weather Extremes

Drake University’s Agricultural Law Center and Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture are looking for ways to help farmers and landowners adapt to weather extremes that challenge soil and water conservation. A poll published in The New York…

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Utah Farm Bureau lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2015’

SANDY-– Utah Farm Bureau has released its list of ‘Issues to Watch For in 2015’ upon returning from the national agricultural convention for the American Farm Bureau Federation and at the start of the 2015 Utah general legislative session. Though…

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Local food needs local land

Local food is becoming more popular here in Utah, but we are losing access to it. A recent Envision Utah poll found that two-thirds of Utahns want farmland preserved to provide local food but are increasingly worried about its disappearance….

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Water quality critical in caring for livestock

Utah farmers and ranchers take seriously their responsibility for producing a reliable, safe and abundant supply of food. They also take pride in being good stewards of limited natural resources such as land, water and air. As many farms expand,…

Jason and Carlee Christensen, Moroni; were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Achievement Award’. The award was presented at the recent Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention and is considered the top honor for young farmers and ranchers in Utah. Judges look for excellence in management, growth and scope of the enterprise and self-initiative that are displayed throughout the operation.

Sanpete County farmer wins Utah Farm Bureau Achievement award

SANDY– A Sanpete County couple, Jason and Carlee Christensen, Moroni; were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Achievement Award’. The award was presented at the recent Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention and is considered the top…

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Bill would protect Utah farmers from careless tourists

SALT LAKE CITY — A tourist dumb enough to walk behind a horse and get kicked wouldn’t be able to sue the farmer or rancher, under provisions of legislation a Box Elder County lawmaker says he will run in the 2015…

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As Cattle Prices Climb, So Do Thefts

Utah ranchers are increasingly seeing their livelihoods disappear as the problem of cattle rustling grows in the West. Steve Harmsen is the owner of the Indian Trail Ranch. For the past three years he has run his cattle in the…

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Growing Sociability: Integrating Communal Space with Development

A new day is dawning in residential development that can serve as a foundation for how people will be living for generations to come. “People are gravitating toward communities that foster their interests,” says ULI Senior Fellow Ed McMahon. “Community…