Page 1

Jobs: Gov. Herbert Tours Rural Utah 11

Baxter Black: A Run of Bad Luck 13

Utah Farm Bureau News

NOVEMBER 2011 VOL 57, NO. 10

Farm Bureau membership hits all-time high

Amber waves of grain

Photo by Charlie Lansche - Summit County Beef

Like the sun setting over this pasture in Summit County, this year’s harvest season is just about over. Extended good weather during October has allowed many farmers and ranchers to regain time lost at the beginning of the season due to the cold and wet spring. Despite the coming of winter, Utah’s farmers and ranchers will continue working on their operations during the slower time.

The Utah Farm Bureau has marked a membership milestone. “I am both happy and proud to announce that as the Utah Farm Bureau closed out its membership year, it was 30,035 member families strong—the most it has ever had,” said Leland Hogan, President of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF). “This achievement is due to the combined efforts and hard work of our county Farm Bureau volunteer leaders, office and field staff, and our Farm Bureau insurance agents,” Hogan said. “These 30,035 families believe in supporting agriculture by joining membership continued on pg 3

Senator Orrin Hatch and economist Jeff Thredgold to address farmers and ranchers at 2011 annual convention

As the weather begins to turn cold and the harvesting of crops slows down, it can only mean that the Annual Utah Farm Bureau Federation Convention,

being held Nov. 16-18 in Layton, is right around the corner. Never to disappoint, the 95th annual convention comes at a time when Utah’s agricultural heritage

is facing changes on several fronts—including transportation planning, urban encroachment, water development and the ever-present battle against the elements. But with these influences, there remain opportunities for farmers and ranchers to make 2012 a prosperous year. The 2011 State Convention will take place again at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Davis County, and will feature great speakers that promise to deliver powerful messages

regarding the national economy, upcoming 2012 elections, the need for agricultural advocates or Agvocates, rural economic development and more. The convention will also provide CONVENTION continued on pg 20


National Perspective Farm Bureau at Work Member Benefits Baxter Black Farm Safety Column Classifieds

3 5 8 13 21 31


Utah Farm Bureau News


Utah Farm Bureau News (ISSN 1068-5960)

Matt Hargreaves, Editor 9865 South State Sandy, Utah 84070-3205 Phone Numbers: General Inquiries: .(801) 233-3000 Address Changes: (801) 233-3009 Farm Bureau News: (801) 233-3003 Classified Ads: ...........(801) 233-3010 Fax: ..............................(801) 233-3030 FB News E-mail: Web site: National Ad Rep: The Weiss Group 9414 E. San Salvador Dr. #226 Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 (480) 860-5394 Local Display Ad Information: Jennifer Dahl (775) 752-3061

Utah Farm Bureau Federation Officers Chairman and President Leland J. Hogan, South Rim* Vice President Stephen A. Osguthorpe, Park City* CEO and Secretary/Treasurer Randy N. Parker, Riverton

* Denotes member of the Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS District 1..................Scott Sandall, Tremonton District 2......................Rulon Fowers, Hooper District 3...............................Flint Richards, Erda District 4................. Rex Larsen, Spanish Fork District 5..............................Scott Chew, Jensen District 6 ...........Edwin Sunderland, Chester District 7................................ Nan Bunker, Delta FBWomen’s Chairman ...Ruth Roberts, Penrose Young Farmer & Rancher Chairman.. Dustin Cox, Alton Periodicals Postage Paid at Sandy, Utah and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, 9865 South State, Sandy, Utah 84070. Published quarterly for all Farm Bureau members (April/Spring,July/Summer,Oct./Fall,Dec./ Winter). Published expressly for farmer/rancher Farm Bureau members and others who specifically request copies Feb., March, May, June, Aug., Sept., and Nov. All eleven issues published by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation in Sandy, Utah. Editorial and Business Office, 9865 South State, Sandy, Utah 84070-3205.

Randy N. Parker Chief Executive Officer

As Americans, there is something we all need to understand about our legal system. You don’t have to be a plaintiff or a defendant in a lawsuit to be affected. Costs associated with abuse of the American legal system are impacting all of us. Not only is the American legal system overburdened, but according to TillinghastTowers-Perrin the litigious nature of our society today is costing every man, woman

Stop the gravy train

and child nearly $900 per year, or more than $3,500 a year for a family of four. To reign in a legal system being manipulated by special interests, states across the nation are considering or passing legislation aimed at curtailing frivolous lawsuits. To put greater pressure on individuals or organizations that seek to win through legal delaying actions or attrition, redefining legal standing or implementing “loser pay” mandates are now being considered. Wealthy, high profile and radical environmental groups are using the taxpayer funded Equal Access to Justice Act and the public lands states of the American West as their own legal “sugar daddy.” Using an environmental litigation agenda, groups like Sierra Club, Western Watersheds and Center for Biological Diversity worth tens of millions in assets, are attacking federal land management policies and getting

Congress, President act on Free Trade Agreements

By Leland Hogan, President, Utah Farm Bureau Federation Following years of delay and political wrangling, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Colombia and sent them to President Obama. After calling on Congress for swift action, the President wasted little time in making the agreements official. With an American economy in distress, the Administration estimates the trade

November 2011

deals will boost US exports by $13 billion while creating and supporting tens of thousands of American jobs. American Farm Bureau, a long-time supporter of expanding exports through free trade agreements, estimates the recently passed FTAs could mean more than $2.5 billion in new food and agriculture exports alone supporting more than 20,000 U.S. jobs. Passage of

their inflated attorneys fees paid by the American taxpayer. The Equal Access to Justice Act was a noble gesture. EAJA was passed as a permanent appropriation in 1980. Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan and known as the federal fee shifting statute, it allows attorney fees to be awarded from the U.S. Treasury where the position of the government is not substantially justified. However, suing the federal government and abusing EAJA has become a cottage industry for environmental groups. Karen Budd-Falen, a Cheyenne, Wyoming based attorney, has provided dramatic evidence of the abuse that is tying up the legal system and taking the American taxpayer for an “attorney’s fees” ride. For example, Budd-Falen’s research found that over the last decade, 12 environmental groups have filed more than 3,300 lawPARKER continued on pg 22

these trade agreements was no longer just about capturing new export market opportunities for American farmers and ranchers; but about preventing the erosion of America’s existing markets. Other food exporting nations have been working their own trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, hoping to place American farmers and ranchers at a competitive disadvantage. Any delays in ratification of these and other free trade agreements have been beneficial to our competitors at the expense of the American economy and American jobs. Korea is the fifth largest market for US food and agriculture exports. On average, U.S. food and agriculture TRADE continued on pg 16

o e


November 2011

By Bob Stallman

Utah Farm Bureau News

The Ag Agenda: A time for giving thanks

American Farm Bureau President

Thanksgiving has always been a special time for me and my family, whereby we take a day from our hectic lives to give thanks for not only the bounty of food on our table, but for the good fortune and security in which that food was provided. When I think of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but conjure up Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “Freedom from Want.” If a picture is worth a thousand words, Rockwell’s painting tells an inspiring story of a traditional American Thanksgiving celebration: family, security, joy and America’s great harvest.

n Let Freedom Reign Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” painting was first t published as part of a series in The Saturday Evening Post in - 1943 during the height of World War II. Inspired to paint ‘The Four Freedoms’ series after

MEMBERSHIP Continued from pg. 1

a membership organization that works to keep our farm and ranch families in business and keep safe, fresh, Utah-grown food on our tables. It is great to cross this 30,000 member mark.” The Utah Farm Bureau has surpassed both its state and national membership goals for 2011. The new year-end figures mean the organization increased its membership for the fourth straight year. This milestone is also important relating to UFBF’s influence within the Farm Bureau family as the crossing of the 30,000 member number will give UFBF another delegate to the American Farm Bureau convention in January.

hearing President Franklin Roosevelt’s speech of the same name, Rockwell invoked a sentiment in all Americans that has remained for nearly 70 years. We cherish our freedom of speech, freedom

of religion, freedom from fear and freedom from want. American farmers take these rights very seriously, especially when it comes to providing food for our nation. Americans spend the least amount of disposable income on food than in any other “This is really a milestone day for the Utah Farm Bureau because it reinforces the fact that despite the challenging economic times, Utahns recognize the value of the state’s agricultural economy and are willing to support the organizations that represent our family farmers and ranchers,” said Randy Parker, Chief Executive Officer for UFBF. Farm Bureau’s mission is to help keep agriculture viable throughout the Beehive state. This is carried out in a variety of ways, including legislative representation, working closely with the state’s regulatory agencies, helping farmers with financial decisions, educating young people about the importance of domestic food security and developing new agricultural enterprises.

country. Compared to many other countries where nourishment has flat lined and food is hard to come by, where farmers are dictated what to grow and who to sell to – leaving much of their population with empty stomachs, our food security is a reason for all Americans to be thankful. One look at most grocery shelves in the U.S. shows just how blessed Americans are. America’s Cornucopia In some ways, things have changed little since 1943; we have another war, another recession. Yet, while American farmers still embody that same patriotic and entrepreneurial spirit that their fathers and grandfathers had before them, our industry has changed greatly to keep up with the times.


In the 1940s, a U.S. farmer had the ability to feed only 19 people per year. Today, an American farmer grows enough food to feed 154 people every year. Because of modern technology, farmers are providing safer and more nutritious food for Americans. We are producing a greater variety of food so that no Thanksgiving table is incomplete, whether you favor traditional turkey or something more exotic. So, as you sit down with your family to Thanksgiving dinner this year, please join me in giving thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us. Let us all celebrate our many freedoms, and in particular, our freedom from want. Pass the cranberry sauce….


Utah Farm Bureau News

November 2011

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

David Brown appointed new State Conservationist for Utah NRCS

Salt Lake City, Utah – David Brown was appointed state conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), effective October 11. Headquartered in the downtown Salt Lake City Federal Building, he oversees the statewide operations and programs that serve private working lands through 17 area and field offices.  The Congressionally-funded conservation programs aim to develop more productive lands and a healthy environment that benefits everyone in Utah. 

“Our mission statement, ‘Helping People Help the Land,’ is more than just a clever mission statement to me, it really is the reason why I enjoy this job so much,” said Brown. “The primary focus of all our employees is to meet with local private landowners one-on-one and help them develop a plan that will put sound conservation on the ground—and thus, benefit us all with cleaner water and more abundant locally-grown food,” he added.  Brown brings more than

25 years of experience to this state leadership position that will require him to work cooperatively with other local, state and federal conservation organizations. His hope is to make relationships with employees, farmers, and conservation partners as collaborative as possible.   Most recently he served as an assistant state conservationist for programs in the state of Washington since November, 2005.  Prior to that, he served as an acting state conservationist in Washington and Pennsylvania, as an area resource conservationist in Washington, and as a district conservationist and soil conservationist in Idaho.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Range Resources from the University of Idaho.

Proposed federal regulations could limit farm jobs for minors

Article appears courtesy of the Indiana Farm Bureau Legal Affairs Team

Proposed regulations from the Department of Labor will greatly limit the ability of individuals below 18 years of age to work on farm or in jobs related to agriculture. Specifically, the regulations would change existing “hazardous occupation” categories and prohibit individuals under age 16 from performing certain tasks unless they are

working solely under the control of their parent or guardian. The proposed changes are being made because of concerns related to safety as well as to more closely align regulations for agriculture with non-agriculture occupations. The newly defined hazardous occupations include operating tractors or other powerdriven equipment such as lawn mowers

or other types of farm machinery including stationary equipment such as hoists. The proposed regulations will also prohibit work with noncastrated animals older than 6 months, sows with suckling pigs or cows with a newborn calf. An additional prohibition will be with handling animals in a situation in which the animal’s behavior may be unpredictable, such See MINORS on pg. 18


YOUR Utah Farm Bureau at Work

The Governor’s Optimizing and Streamlining State Government Council… continued meeting with state agencies looking at efficiency, structure, costs to taxpayers and level of service to their customers. The council recently made a report to the legislature and Governor’s office with their list of 25 recommendations to improve Utah state government. Farm Bureau served as one of the Governor’s 19 Council members charged with evaluating agency functions, efficiency and level of service to Utahns. Farm Bureau leaders joined six state senators and ten state representatives…along with 16 industry leaders on the Utah Agriculture Sustainability Task Force for its October meeting. The task force is assigned to review issues and roadblocks and ultimately making recommendations on issues facing farmers and ranchers as they position themselves to be a vital part of Utah’s future. Chaired by Lt. Governor Greg Bell, the Task Force has the important, yet daunting task, of recognizing, analyzing and making recommendations on regulatory impediments, federal land ownership challenges, water, labor, growth, urbanization and other challenges to sustaining production agriculture as part of the economic landscape of Utah. CEO Randy Parker and State Board members Flint Richards, Scott Chew and Edwin Sunderland represent Farm Bureau on the Task Force. Utah Farm Bureau participated… in a live studio interview with KCPW’s coverage of “Food Day” activities on October 24. CEO Randy Parker participated along with Utahns Against Hunger and a USU ag economist on the importance of local agriculture and a discussion on the upcoming Farm Bill and its impact on food production. Utah Farm Bureau participated… in 11 elk unit committee meetings in the southern region of the state. Staff also participated in two wilderness meetings with commissioners in Piute County, provided comments to the Forest Service on the Blue Fly and Paunsaugunt vegetative management projects and made safety presentations also in Piute County.


Utah Farm Bureau News

YF&R Leadership Conference to feature Baxter Black

Shine your boots and dust off that old cowboy hat and join Utah’s Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R’s) from across the state for the 2012 YF&R Leadership Conference featuring Baxter Black as the keynote speaker. The annual conference will be held at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah this upcoming January 27th & 28th. As always, we expect a big crowd of ambitious, young farmers and ranchers from every corner of the state. The previous conference – where more than 200 YF&R’s attended – was held at Ruby’s Inn in southern Utah nearly two years ago. Last year the annual conference was deferred one year because of the YF&R Congressional Leadership visit, which takes place every four years in Washington, D.C. Each year the YF&R Leadership Conference is moved around to different places in the state to give variety and to encourage participation from YF&R’s from around the state. I think you will find the Zermatt Resort to be very accommodating and unique in its setting in the quiet town of Midway. As usual the agenda for the conference is packed full of the latest agricultural topics and training YF&R’s need to be successful agriculturalists. There will be several break-out sessions that address funding sources for beginning farmers, grazing improve-

ment project loans and utilizing niche marketing to stabilize your agribusiness just to name a few.

Midway’s Heber Valley Cheese Company will be

large animals, such as cows and horses. Baxter worked for three different large companies, and two of the three changed ownership. During his last veterinarian job, Black spoke on the

County Connection

David Bailey Vice President- Organization

featured and will offer a tour of their new cheese making and processing facilities as part of the conference. Of course well-known cowboy poet, columnist and humorist Baxter Black will address the group and share his experiences in the world of agriculture. Black was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on January 2, 1945. In high school, he had a few honorable feats such as becoming the FFA President, the Senior Class President, and lettering in wrestling one year. Beginning in high school, he started to ride bulls in rodeos and continued riding throughout college. Baxter Black attended college at New Mexico State University and Colorado State University, and graduated in 1969. If it weren’t for Black’s extensive education he would never have been able to become a poet. Before becoming a poet, he practiced medicine as a veterinarian. His veterinarian career lasted from 1969 to 1982, and he specialized in

side. His charisma and humor were appealing to his crowds, which added to his popularity. He continued

November 2011 He currently resides in Benson, Arizona, with his wife, Cindy Lou, and has no cell phone, television, or fax machine. One of his philosophies of life claims: “In spite of all the computerized, digitalized, high-tech innovations of today, there will always be a need for folks to be a cowboy, ‘Ya either are one, or ya aren’t!’” Registration for the conference is $60/person and the Zermatt hotel rate is $99 per night. YF&R’s interested in attending can register by contacting the Farm Bureau office in Sandy at 801-233-3011. Most county Farm Bureau’s in the state provide some level of financial assistance

Baxter Black his job as a veterinarian for two years, and during that time he spoke at more than 250 programs. His last company let him go, and his speaking jobs still kept coming in. After this series of events, his career as a poet was beginning and he still continues to speak at agricultural conferences and other social events across the country, write columns, hose a radio program, and he has a short segment on RFD-TV.

for those YF&R’s interested in attending. It’s best to contact your county YF&R chairperson or President to find out more details on your county’s procedures. The registration deadline is Jan. 5th and due to limited space early registration is encouraged. Registration will be on a first come-first served basis. You can always contact me for more information about the conference at 801-233-3020 or

We look forward to seeing you there. There are several other YF&R events of note coming up as well. Don’t forget the annual YF&R Discussion Meet, which will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton on November 16th at 5:00 PM. Winners will be competing to win a Polaris 4-wheeler and a trip to compete at the national competition in Hawaii. The YF&R program is also hosting several FFA Discussion Meets in the next few weeks where FFA students compete to win an iPad. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) national YF&R Conference is also scheduled to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in mid February. To top it all off, there will be several YF&R district committee members being elected this year as well as a new YF&R state committee chair. As part of the Farm Bureau convention in Layton, a YF&R caucus will be held Thursday morning, November 17th, where these elections will take place. You can also support those YF&R’s that have applied for one of the two YF&R awards. The awards for the top YF&R Achievement and Excellence in Ag awards will be announced at the evening awards show on November 17th. There seems to be no shortage of opportunities to get involved in the YF&R program these days. It’s important that we get as many young people as we possibly can at these events and functions. The future of our industry depends on it.

November 2011



Farm Bureau Member.

Sweet Success

Despite a delayed start, farmers markets throughout the state had another successful year. The pleasn ant weather throughout most of October provided opportunities for farmers to recoup some of what was lost from the late opening. The markets closed at the end of October, including the market above n at Murray Park.






From the range to Central Park

By Misty Wall, Juab County



Utah Farm Bureau News

I had the opportunity in September to travel to New York City for my first PAL class. PAL stands for Partners in Agricultural Leadership. I was interviewed and accepted into the sixth PAL class. There are 10 participants in this class, all from different parts of the country with agricultural backgrounds. There is a hog farmer from Indiana, crop farmers from Nebraska and North Dakota, a vegetable farmer from South Carolina, a tobacco farmer from Virginia, a sheep

rancher from Minnesota, a sugar cane famer from Louisiana, an organic dairy farmer from Massachusetts, and cattle ranchers from South Dakota, and Utah (myself). I was nervous and excited to meet my classmates, everyone was new to me except one. It’s always good to meet people that are in some ways very different from myself but in other ways very much the same. I’ve learned over the years with the experiences that I have had with AFBF that we all are fighting for the same issues, and there is

almost always an instant bond when you meet others who are

passionate about these issues. Our classes were held on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, at PAL continued on pg 12


Utah Farm Bureau News

November 2011

Member Benefit column * NEW FARM BUREAU PROGRAM WITH GENERAL MOTORS: Eligible Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 discount on each qualifying 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease. This Farm Bureau member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased at participating dealerships through Farm Bureau’s ---GM PRIVATE OFFER at a participating GM dealership. Twenty seven GM models are part of the program. How to qualify:

Business owners including farmers and ranchers who intend to use their vehicles for business purposes are eligible for an additional $500 of incentives which can be combined with the GM Private Offer. The GM Business Choice program is an added benefit that can be redeemed for GM accessories, upfits, a Lowe’s gift card, a MasterCard gift card or GM customer rewards. The GM Business Choice program is designed specifically for business owners who use vehicles in the day-to-day operation of their business and not solely for transportation. To confirm eligibility, a business owner must provide documentation such as a prior year’s 1040 Schedule C or F or some other form of business documentation. * GRAINGER: Are you using this benefit for all it is worth??? With FREE shipping on all items ordered at and taking advantage of delivery right to your doorstep you not only save money but gas and time too! Save at least 10% on 80,000 items year round! Grainger has the hand and electric tools you need. For example, there is an outstanding selection of tool sets, wrenches, pliers and multi-tools as well as measuring and layout tools. You’ll discover a variety of screwdrivers/nut drivers, precision tools and tool storage. Top brands include Stanley, Westward, Proto, Rigid, Cooper, Vise-Grip, Channellock, Wilton and Klein to list just a few. Take a few minutes to visit and discover how easy it is to save money, time and gas by ordering from Grainger. BE SURE TO VISIT THE GRAINGER BOOTH DURING THE CONVENTION TRADE SHOW THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 TO PICK UP YOUR FREEGRAINGER ITEM. (Quantities are limited so go early!) * LES SCHWAB TIRES: WINTER IS COMING! Don’t take chances with your life or the lives of your family members. Snowy or icy roads require excellent traction! Visit a Les Schwab Tire Center near you and have an expert check out your tires. If you need new ones, as a Farm Bureau member ask for fleet pricing and show your Farm Bureau membership card to receive your Farm Bureau discount! Go before the snow flies! Visit any Les Schwab dealer nationwide!

* 2011-2012 ADULT ALL-DAY LIFT PASSES: Farm Bureau will again be offering members a discount on lift passes to the following resorts: The Canyons: $68.00 Deer Valley: $68.00 (some black-out dates apply) Park City: $67.00 Life passes are available by calling 801-233-3010. Visa & MasterCard are accepted. Plan ahead so your tickets can be mailed to you in time for your planned ski vacation. Tickets are non-refundable. Legoland: $53.00 per guest with 2nd day free Legoland Park Hopper: $63.00 per guest with 2nd day free includes waterpark and aquarium San Diego Zoo: $ 33.50 Adult $25.00 Child Safari Park: $33.50 Adult $25.00 Child SeaWorld: $49.99 single day admission per guest Universal Studios: 3 days for $64.00. Valid for 12 months from the 1st use. For additional information about these or other Farm Bureau member benefits, visit or call 801-233-3010. Visa or MasterCard accepted.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Items needed for annual Farm Bureau auction to support Ag in the Classroom

By Aurline Boyack, Director of Member Services and Women’s Program Coordinator

In spite of the cold, wet spring, we have been blessed with a remarkably warm, dry autumn, which I hope has helped you get your harvest completed for this year. Now it’s time to pack your bags and head to Layton for the annual Farm Bureau Convention where you can be engaged in developing and supporting Farm Bureau policy decisions that will impact Utah agriculture in the months and years ahead. In addition to policy development, the annual live and silent auctions have become muchanticipated events during the convention. These auctions support the many Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) activities, which Utah Farm Bureau Women are engaged in. The variety of items offered during the auctions and the level of excitement during the auctions really does depend on YOU! The talents you share in making items for the auctions and your generosity in the items you donate have helped make the auctions a success year after year. Please come prepared to bid on the items featured in the auctions! These auctions are ideal for finding the perfect Christmas or special occasion gift! It really is a one-stop shopping venue for unique, lovingly made gifts. Why support Agriculture in the Classroom? The Agriculture in the Classroom program is designed to help students develop an awareness and understanding of our food and fiber system, and how agriculture impacts our daily lives. The children who will be our

future county commissioners, mayors and legislators need to understand the value of a safe, abundant and affordable food supply produced close to home. Our economy and national security depend on it. But with the rapid urbanization taking place in many of our communities, most Utah children are becoming quite removed from farm life and firsthand experiences with the processes involved in food production. When they become adults, how can they vote or legislate wisely on issues involving agriculture if they don’t have an accurate understanding of agriculture? “I can’t begin to express how important the yearly Farm Bureau contribution has been to the Agriculture in the Classroom program,” commented Debra Spielmaker, AITC Director. “Donations which can be added to our operating budget, rather than for a specific project help keep our doors open. We can hire the very best people! Due to your support and the support of other Utah commodity groups, our state program has received many national accolades. It has become a model for other state Agriculture in the Classroom programs. Your ongoing support will help us continue to prepare and encourage teachers to share agriculture’s story with their students.” Besides the state Agriculture in the Classroom program, the funds raised during the auctions

help provide the prizes for the annual Creative Story Contest. The monies also purchase the many books featuring accurate agriculture information used in the “Share a Book, Tell Your Story” project, which involves YF&R couples along with other Farm Bureau volunteers. So can we count on you to donate this year? Can we count on you to participate in the auctions? Thanks in advance for your generous support of the 2011 AITC auctions and the Share a Book Program.” –State Women’s Committee. ***Debra Spielmaker and her team will have a booth in the tradeshow. Make it a point to


stop by and learn about the marvelous tools that this Utah State University AITC Department provides, often at no charge, to our Utah teachers to assist them in incorporating agricultural concepts into their lesson plans.

***During your time at Convention – please pick up an accurate agriculture book and make plans to visit a classroom in your area during either December or January to share the book and your unique agriculture experiences with the children. We need your help in this proactive AITC program.

*** The State Women’s Committee is asking for donations of any unopened shampoos, conditioners, etc. collected from your hotel stays along with the tabs from aluminum pop cans. These donations will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House.


Money Matters

Utah Farm Bureau News


A special column for the Utah Farm Bureau News provided by USU Extension

Couponing By Amanda Horrocks, Family & Consumer Science Assistant Professor, USU Extension – Morgan County

In 2010 alone, consumers saved over $3.7 billion with coupons! And with TLC’s new television show “Extreme Couponing” shedding light on people who consider saving money a sport, it’s easy to wonder, “How can I save that much on my grocery bill?” Some may be scared away at the thought of thick coupon binders, stockpiles that take over your home and carts full of toothpaste; but it is possible to save on your groceries without letting the coupon craze take over your life. This article will take you through simple steps and tips to help you cut your grocery bill. An important thing to remember: you do not have to take much time away from other things in your life, such as family and work, to save money using coupons. 1. Become and stay organized · Develop a meal plan for your family. You can do this weekly, twice a month or monthly - whatever works best for you. · Check your grocery store’s weekly ad and try to incorporate foods that are on sale into your meal plan. Most items go on sale every 12 weeks, so keep

this in mind when determining how much of a sale item you should stock up on; a three month supply is usually all you should buy. · Food $ense is a great resource available through USU Extension that can give you lowcost recipes and tips for planning meals. Check with your county’s Extension office for more information, or visit https://extension. · Organize your pantry and keep track of what items you already have. Some shoppers even keep an inventory list for their pantry so they know when they are running low on certain items. · After you plan your meals and organize your pantry, determine what still needs to be bought from the store and make a list. Once at the store, stick as close to your list as possible. · The number one trick to saving money is matching up store sales with your coupons!

$ $

2. Find your coupons · There are extreme couponers who subscribe to upwards of five Sunday newspapers just to get the weekly inserts. You do not have to do this. If you feel like getting the paper on Sundays go for it. But don’t feel like you need to buy ten papers to save money. · Coupons can also be found on many websites, including retailer websites. There are a ton of blogs and sites that maintain their own coupon database. Find one that you like and feel comfortable using. · If your store has a loyalty rewards program, check for downloadable coupons on their website. These electronic coupons will stay on your card and be automatically used when applicable after you swipe your loyalty card.

November 2011

for you and stick to it. Some use mini file folders others use huge binders or envelopes. · Remember: Just because you have a coupon for something does not mean you need to buy it. There is no sense in buying ten pickle jars because they are cheap, and then trying to find recipes for the next six months that use pickles. 3. Ask your store about their coupon policies · Some stores will match retailer coupons. Others will even accept expired coupons. There are time periods with some stores where they double, or even triple, the value of your coupons. Check with your store so you know exactly what to expect when using your coupons.

Don’t expect your grocery bill to be cut in half the first time. Couponing is a skill that takes time and practice. The more · After you have you coupon, the better you will your coupons, it is become at staying organized time to organize them. There is no set and saving money. These tips rule for how to keep will allow you to cut down your track of them. Find a grocery bill with just a short time of preparation involved. way that works well

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Governor Herbert and Commissioner Blackham promote Utah agriculture during rural jobs tour

UDAF Commissioner Leonard have diversified by adding a “Dude Blackham joined Utah Governor Ranch” element to their business Gary Herbert 
as the governor con- and that another Grouse Creek residucted a four-day Rural Jobs and dent developed a successful on-line Education 
Tour October 11 - 14, business selling western ware from 2011. During the tour, Governor her residence. Herbert and Commissioner BlackAt the Grouse Creek School, ham visited Beaver, Box Elder, Gar- Governor Herbert met a 7th grader field, Grand, Juab, Millard, Piute, who had been taking piano lessons San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Uintah for about 14 months. The young and Washington Counties. man was named Heston. He was At the various stops during the tour the governor stressed that he was there to listen to the people and find out what they needed, and find ways to help them prosper. On the topic of government regulations, he is asking state Photo courtesy of Utah Dept. of Ag & Food agencies to identify Governor Gary Herbert (center) visits Bailey Farms Interwhat regulationsnational as part of his rural jobs tour of Utah. they have on the books that might hinder business not named after the movie star, prosperity, and work to eliminate but for the tractor. Heston proudly such regulations. Utah has at least announced he was going to play 1,969 state regulations and the the piano for the governor. The governor is working to reduce that governor smiled and thought the number.  song would be fairly simple such The tour kicked off in one of as chop-sticks. But what Heston the
state’s most remote towns, played for everyone was a beautiful Grouse Creek in Northwestern Box piece composed by Beethoven! A Elder County. Governor Herbert young girl sitting near the governor spent much of his time during leaned over and whispered to him, the tour listening to
local farmers, “They call Heston a protégé.” ranchers and community leaders.  Governor Herbert reHe visited the Tanner Family Della called Heston›s playing at several Ranches where the Tanners have stops during his four-day tour, sayoperated a sprawling cattle ranch ing rural Utah has many diamonds for multiple generations. The Tan- in the rough waiting to be identified ners were the 2010 recipients of and nurtured; and that keeping the 
Leopold Conservation Award rural Utah strong was an imporfor their remarkable stewardship tant priority. He said we need to of the land. He noted the Tanners TOUR continued on pg 24

A Discussion on Food


Utah Farm Bureau CEO Randy Parker (left) joined KCPW radio program ‘City Views’ for a discussion on the 2012 Farm Bill and food policy on October 24. The day was being touted as ‘Food Day’ around nation, giving farmers & ranchers, academics, food enthusiasts and others opportunities to hold conversations on the importance of American agriculture.



Utah Farm Bureau News

training was difficult for me the Farm Credit headquarters – as difficult as trying to learn offices. Their view of New the crazy subway system in York City was incredible and NYC! They spent a lot of time inspiring. We had the chance putting us in hostile situato learn a little more about tions. Hopefully I will never the Farm Credit Business and be in an interview with a how loan money is distrib- reporter who is trying to portray agriculture negatively, uted to ag producers. Our agenda for this five-day but you never know. Plus, I meeting focused mostly on now will have an media training (TV, news- understanding paper, and radio). The PAL of how to handle instructors want us to be that situation in confident and able to con- case it arises. We duct good interviews that also learned how will represent agriculture to approach rewell. We also learned how porters and how to participate in a town hall to be approachtype meeting setting, with the able. We learned press conducting a topic that how to tell our AFBF stands by such as rural development, ag labor, and ag story more effectively. We need to be chemicals. I have to admit the media concrete, simple and share Continued from pg. 7

something unexpected to keep our audience interested. We also learned about different leadership types and how best to work well with others. I found this important, especially while serving on Farm Bureau County Boards, because there are so many leadership styles, ideas and

November 2011

Whole Foods has truly found their niche market. As we introduced ourselves as farmers and producers from across the nation, the most common reaction was surprise from them because we didn’t look like what they thought a farmer should look like. I think they expected overalls, straw hats, and pitchforks! Some of the things that I will always remember from my visit to New York are that Knish (a baked or fried dumpling made of flaky dough with filling) is not good to eat, but the food at Carnegie Deli is; NYC employs 30,000 police officers and they were everywhere; Central Park is huge and the Statue of Liberty is beautiful. Lastly, I learned generation gaps found in the that New York is a magnifiFarm Bureau, starting from cent city to visit, but there is the bottom to the top. no place like home in Utah. After all the learning and I really enjoyed my first class work was finished for class with the PAL program. the day we had the wonderful This knowledge will help me chance to explore New York grow as a producer and as a City. It was big, loud, and so leader. I look forward to my interesting! What a beautiful, next class in March, which busy city, full of people, cul- will be in Washington, D.C. tures, and history! One of our to learn more about policy deassignments was to visit the velopment. We will also get Whole Foods market and ask to meet with Utah’s Senators a few of the consumers they’re and Congressmen. how they felt about the food Wall is currently serving as the Juab and products they were purCounty Farm Bureau Treasurer. She chasing from the market. We has also recently completed service on asked questions regarding the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers organic food vs. conventional (YF&R) Committee as well as the Utah Farm Bureau State YF&R Committee. foods, since the market fo- Misty and her husband Seth make their cuses on organic only. Their home in Mona, Utah where they work answers were very interesting on a ranch. They have three children. and an eye opener for me. For the most part, the consumers there have very strong beliefs of why they believe organic is the best choice for them and their family. I realized that

November 2011

AFBF Board elects Potts as Executive Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors has elected Julie Anna Potts executive vice president of AFBF. In her new role, Potts will lead the AFBF staff in its implementation of all programs and activities for the organization, as well as for the coordination between AFBF and its affiliated companies. She will also serve as treasurer of AFBF and its affiliates.  Since March of this year, Potts served as AFBF senior executive director for operations and development, overseeing strategic development and

the operations of AFBF’s Organization, Accounting and Administrative Services departments, as well as coordination of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and American Farm Bureau, Inc. Potts succeeds Richard W. Newpher who retired after 19 years of service with AFBF, the last seven as executive vice president. Newpher previously worked 19 years with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in various capacities.  Potts first joined AFBF in 2004, serving as general counsel until 2009. In late 2009 she was named POTTS continued on pg 18

Utah Farm Bureau News


On the edge of common sense Baxter Black

Baxter Black: A run of bad luck

The Ft. Worth Stock Show is a mecca for a lot of purebred breeders. Many, many thousands have made the trip over the years often overcoming daunting obstacles. But Galen’s journey from Illinois takes the cake! He and his cow-partner Dave loaded their prize Hereford bull in Galen’s gooseneck stock trailer (G1), being pulled with Dave’s new Dodge V-10 diesel (D1). They had to rewire GI to make the lights work. They were to be accompanied by Dave’s brother Mort. Mort was driving Dave’s old truck (D2) and trailer (D3) with a load of straw. Swinging by the tire store in Quincy to fix the spare on D3, they noticed a bolt sticking in the right front tire on D2. Thank goodness they caught it before they left! In the meantime Dave maneuvered to gas up D1, ran over a curb and sliced the sidewall on G1! It cost them almost $600 to get out of town! Somewhere in the Ozarks, D2 started knockin’. A check showed a dry dipstick! Taking a precaution, they bought a case of oil, for good luck, and hit the road. At the gas stop they had noticed D1’s dually had a flat on the inside. They gave it a blind eye and drove on. All went well ‘till twilight when Dave turned on the headlights and the brakes locked up! It took two hours at the next truck stop rewiring G1. Completed, they headed into the dark. At 2 am they took a pit stop alongside the road. D2 was heating up. Dave took D1 and went on ahead. He picked up another case of oil and returned. They replenished the oil but D2 refused to start. The gauges looked good but they ran the battery down trying to jump it until Mort saw a toggle switch, flipped it and the dang thing started! It had two gas tanks! Dave was pushing D1, runnin’ 85 mph. Galen was Mort’s co-pilot in D2. They were tryin’ hard to keep up till there was a big explosion under the hood, which filled the cab with smoke! It was a miracle Mort stayed on the road. They limped into the next pullout, parked D2 and climbed in D1 with Dave and finally made Ft. Worth. The boys were pretty shaky but they managed to unload the bull at the tie-outs, and headed for the motel. Next morning things looked better in the light of day. “Yessir,” said the optimistic Dave, “We had a few set-backs but I’ve got a feelin’ our luck is gonna change! You two go and feed our blue-ribbon bull and I’ll go check us in.” The positive attitude was contagious, “Let’s go get our star,” said Galen, patting Mort on the back. Twenty minutes later Dave returned. He had lost his jaunty demeanor. Unfortunately, he had forgotten to make their entries!


Utah Farm Bureau News

Now is truly a time of Thanksgiving

This time of year produces an easier opportunity to look back and reflect upon our blessings. It was in 1863, in the midst of the terrible Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln signed the legislation creating the national holiday of Thanksgiving. However, it took years of pleading by Sarah Josepha Hale – author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – to finally get the attention of the White House. After 17 years of advocating for the holiday – and writing Presidents Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan to establish the day of thanks – Hale’s efforts finally proved successful. President Lincoln responded quickly to Hale’s request and pronounced the last Thursday of November to be recognized as a day of national ‘Thanksgiving’. Isn’t it interesting that in the midst of one of the most trying times in our nation’s history, the need for giving thanks to the blessings we still enjoy was recognized? Perhaps it was those very trying circumstances that helped Lincoln and others to recognize the need for giving thanks. In his presidential proclamation of Thanksgiving, Lincoln wrote despite being “… in the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity…” the year “…has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate

natural barriers and flooding much productive farm ground in west Weber County. Many farms of the fruit growing region in Utah County and soften even the heart which suffered from the erratic freezis habitually insensible to the ing and warming period in ever watchful providence of early Spring – killing off some or all of the cherry and peach crops of many farmers. There were othAlong the Countryside Matt Hargreaves Vice President- Communications er less noticeable challenges as well, whether it was a fencing ordinance not being Almighty God.” Though not nearly as tragic, enforced, theft of livestock or our nation still faces difficult equipment and the constant circumstances; however, this threat of urban encroachment. truly is a time of thanksgiving. But if we only look at the chalThough we are blessed with an lenges we have, we would defiabundance of resources, chal- nitely sell ourselves short on the blessings we enjoy. lenges remain in agriculture. America is a nation blessed Across the country, this spring and summer brought the rav- with abundant resources, an ages of Mother Nature in the efficient and prospering econforms of historic flooding along omy, and a political system of the Missouri and Mississippi democracy that rivals any other rivers and consequent flood- in the world. Yes, there are ing of some of our country’s challenges and difficulties, but most productive farm ground. the opportunities for success Further to the south and west, remain. American agriculture continit was the continuation of historic drought in Texas that has ues to produce a positive trade agriculture taking it on the chin. balance (33.8 Billion) – someThe Lone Star state has seen the thing rare in today’s economy. highest average summer tem- Despite slowly rising food costs, peratures on record, resulting ours remains the most affordin massive sell-offs of the state’s able and safest food supply in the world. There are opportulivestock industry. Other glances around the nities for all kinds of farmers – country show damaging wild- large and small; conventional or fires in Arizona, flooding in organic; sheltered or free-range the northeast, tornadoes in – to participate in the providing much of the south and the ever- of choices and variety for our present threat of regulation in most valuable resource – food. the Chesapeake. There were non-weather related struggles impacting agriculture including immigration and labor, energy costs and the EPA. Much closer to our view are struggles in Utah. Record amounts of snowpack eventually made their way down from the mountains in the form of swollen streams breaking their

November 2011

T e c hn o l o g y c o n t i n u e s t o evolve, providing new opportunities for farmers and ranchers to gain efficiencies, reduce pesticide use (8.8% less), decrease soil erosion (50% since 1982), and increase yields. What a miracle that a farmer today can produce enough for themselves and 154 others, compared to only 19 people in 1940. We have record numbers of younger people getting involved through agriculture, either through involvement with their family, FFA and 4-H, or other means. These young people are optimistic about the future and embrace farming and ranching principles, technology, and marketing in a dynamic way. And not to be forgotten among our blessings in this country is the ability to dissent, talk about our differences, and search for solutions to problems. As we’ve seen in some countries in the Middle East, those with views contrary to the ruling parties are often silenced, marginalized or worse. While the process can be painful and slow, democracy truly is the best method of governing in the world. While food remains affordable and abundant, there are those that struggle to put food on the table for themselves and their loved ones. Let us think of them especially at this time and look for ways to contribute of the bounty many of us enjoy. Truly, what a great time to participate in agriculture.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Turkey triumphs as foodie favorite Article courtesy of AFBF Foodie News. Contributions by Utah Farm Bureau

Turkey still reigns as the king of main dish meats on Thanksgiving, when more than 46 million of the colossal birds will be consumed. But whether they realize it or not, Americans are eating more turkey than ever beyond Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 24 this year.

“We know that consumers are eating turkey all year long,” said Sherrie Rosenblatt, the National Turkey Federation’s vice president of marketing and communications. “Turkey will be at the center of just about everyone’s Thanksgiving meal, but another way we are enjoying turkey is as our favorite protein between two slices of bread.”

And one thing is certain, according to Rosenblatt. Turkey is an ideal meat for foodies. A foodie is defined as a person devoted to refined enjoyment of good food and drink. Foodies differ from gourmets in that foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news. The preferences of foodies, who


generally are more discriminating than other consumers, continue to influence the food grown by America’s farmers and ranchers. “It is such an American tradition to have turkey at the center of your plate for Thanksgiving, so finding other ways to use this nutrient-rich protein in a variety of different ways all year long is not only important to foodies, but to everyday moms who would like to include turkey in their meal rotations,” Rosenblatt said. On Thanksgiving, roasted turkey is still tops, but Rosenblatt said deep fat frying is gaining ground, both for Thanksgiving and yearround. For Thanksgiving, most families will enjoy a full bird prepared in the traditional way, but for meals beyond big holidays, more consumers are turning to turkey tenderloin. Rosenblatt said turkey tenderloins are a blank canvass that can be used in Italian, Asian or Southwestern cuisines. Plus, turkey deli meat and ground turkey are eaten by consumers year-round. And turkey bacon also is a popular choice for many. “In its effort to encourage consumers to eat more turkey, the Turkey Federation has an ‘Upgrade it with Turkey’ campaign where busy moms can find ways to upgrade traditional meals by switching the protein to a turkey product and also look at carbohydrates, condiments and side dishes so they can lower calories and fats and not sacrifice taste,” Rosenblatt said. Thanksgiving shoppers in Utah have long recognized the tradition of Norbest turkeys because of the brand’s strong history in Utah. Based in Sanpete County, is known for starting the holiday tradition of presenting a turkey to the president of the United States. In 1936, Norbest presented a large turkey to President Franklin D. Roosevelt just before Thanksgiving and the tradition continues today through the National Turkey Federation. Additional recipes and information on where shoppers can purchase Utah turkeys can be found at www. or



Continued from pg. 2

products face, on average, a 54 percent tariff when they enter the South Korean market. Comparable agriculture related goods from South Korea entering the United States face an average tariff rate of 9 percent. Passage of the South Korea Free Trade Agreement corrects this imbalance, offering greater access for American goods to 49 million consumers. American Farm Bureau estimates U.S. farm exports alone to South Korea would increase $1.9 billion annually. While not the magnitude of the South Korean FTA, the Colombia and Panama agreement would result in an estimated $1.2 billion more farm exports. With tariffs ranging from 5 – 20 percent on U.S. food and agriculture products and as high as 260 percent on poultry in Panama, completion of the FTAs will level the playing field for our farm commodities. Recent delays in moving the free trade agreements forward involved debate about whether to extend the Trade Adjust-

Utah Farm Bureau News ment Assistance program, which provides aid to American workers negatively affected by trade. The Obama Administration has sought assurance from Republicans that renewal of the program would be considered in conjunction with the free trade agreements. When a President offers trade legislation, under Trade Promotion Authority already granted by Congress, the trade deals may not be amended by Congress and requires an up-or-down vote within 90 days. Any changes would have subjected the agreements to normal Congressional rules and procedures, including offering amendments and filibuster. The South Korean, Panamanian and Colombian governments have already approved their own agreements with the United States, so the next step will be begin the process of phasing-out trade barriers, taxes and tariffs on American products – likely early next year. Getting these free trade agreements passed is a win for agriculture, and a win for America!

November 2011

AFBF working with cattle groups on animal traceability rule

The agriculture department has announced a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the Animal Disease Traceability rule. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) requested the extension last month. The comment period will now end December 9, 2011. AFBF has been in contact with USDA’s (APHIS) to clarify details of the proposed rule and submitted questions to USDA requesting additional information. Beef cattle would see the most dramatic changes in livestock identification under the rule because most other major species already have robust traceability programs in place. USDA is not proposing significant changes to existing programs currently in place for swine, sheep and poultry. AFBF will submit comments on the proposed rule, with final comments filed and circulated to state Farm Bureaus by December 1.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Rationale for agriculture tax exemptions

There are several rationales for maintaining agricultural tax exemptions. The first is to promote a favorable climate for farmers by reducing costs of inputs to production and ensuring higher returns for products. Second, is to encourage farmland preservation activities. This is especially evident in the Farmland Assessment Act (commonly known as Greenbelt), which keeps property valuations inline with productive capacity. Third, the farmer does not have the luxury nor the ability of passing the tax on to the customer. Farmers are price takers. Farmers do not have the luxury nor the ability of passing a tax on to the customer. Farmers are in a unique position in the market place in that they are price takers, not price givers. This is especially true at farmers markets. Because they produce a perishable product and operate in perhaps the most nearly perfect competitive market in the world, they have little, if any, control over time of marketing or price. Dr. Lawrence C. Walters in his 1994 review of agricultural sales tax exemptions, and ironically in attempting to counter arguments for maintaining those exemptions, stated, “It is also argued that increasing the taxes paid by farmers will ulti-

ducers simply remitting a percent from their sales rather than charging it to the purchasers. It is important to note that farmers markets Practical Policy that currently Sterling Brown Vice President- Public Policy sell more than just produce are acting as retailers and are curare price takers, and must rently required under law sell their produce when it to collect sales tax on both is ready at whatever the their produce and the othgoing price is. The impli- er items being sold, such cation of this fact is that as pop, hats, trinkets, Utah farmers and farm etc. These individuals are land owners will bear any already paying sales tax tax increase which results on their produce. Those from removing an exemp- producers who are utiliztion.” ing farmers markets are Mr. Walters contin- largely composed of those ued, “The primary argu- whose operations do not ment for this exemption is administrative ease. Farming is one of the only business activities that does not require licensing. Given the lack of ability to identify farmers, and the transitory and temporary nature of posses the economy of most of the sales in this scale to allow them to category, collecting and compete in the wholesale auditing the tax would be market. Purchases on buildextremely difficult.” In addition, sales occur- ing materials are exempt ring at farmers markets from state and local sales do not have the luxury and use taxes when the of having a cash register. materials are consumed Most operations utilize a primarily and directly simple cash box. Calcula- in farming operations. tion and collection of the The exemption applies tax would put a difficult whether the building maburden on producers and terials are purchased by would result in most pro- the farmer, contractor, mately increase the cost of food to the customer. Utah agriculture is not in that position. Our farmers

17 subcontractor, or repairman performing a job for the farmer. However, contractors and subcontractors may purchase building materials tax exempt only if the materials become an integral component part of the structure, building or real property. The farmer should furnish the contractor a properly completed tax form obtained through Utah’s State Tax Commission. Examples of buildings or structures that are typically used predominantly in farm production are cow or horse barns, hay storage barns, fences, buildings for parking, storing, or repairing machinery and equipment used predominantly either in farm production, milk barns, corn cribs, grain storage buildings, greenhouses and any housing provided for employees. Examples of buildings that do not qualify for the exemption are the farmer’s personal residence, buildings to house motor vehicles or equipment not used predominantly in farming and buildings where the predominant use is for making retail sales of farm products. These agriculture exemptions and others directly benefit the farmer and the consumer. Agriculture is Utah’s most basic industry. It is one of the few that creates new wealth and it has a great potential for economic

development, especially in rural Utah. Agriculture is not just another industry, but the most vital of all industries. Agriculture feeds us three times a day with the highest quality of food anywhere in the world and for the lowest percentage of disposable income than anywhere in the world. Agriculture is not just another business, either in Utah or nationally. This industry we call agriculture is the lifeblood of this state. It is Utah’s most basic industry. Farmers do not produce discretionary products that somehow fill wants of society like recreation, luxury items and entertainment. Agriculture produces life-sustaining products, without which we cannot exist, let alone enjoy luxuries of life to which we have become so accustomed. Agriculture is the foundation of rural life and rural economies. It is the reason we enjoy such affluence in this state and nation. In large measure, agriculture is also responsible for our having the increase of free time we enjoy in this society. We depend on other to supply our food for us, freeing us to spend our time doing other things. An industry this vital and with growing potential needs the continued support of decision makers to maintain agricultural tax exemptions. We cannot allow the agriculture industry to be shackled with additional taxes that will surely be counterproductive to the health of this vital industry, which is the envy of all the world.



Continued from pg. 13

chief counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee, serving under then-Chairman Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. She rejoined AFBF earlier this year. Â Before joining AFBF, Potts practiced law as an associate in the Washington office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw, where she represented AFBF in en-

Utah Farm Bureau News vironmental regulatory cases. Prior to that, she was an associate with Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal and served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Potts grew up in Alabama, where her family owns farmland. She earned her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Continued from pg. 5

as with giving shots, dehorning or breeding. If the regulation is adopted, children under 16 will no longer be allowed to work inside any fruit, forage, or grain storage silo or bin. Nor will they be allowed to handle pesticides. The agency is also proposing to prohibit harvesting and

November 2011

handling of tobacco and working at heights over 6 feet above another elevation. The final categories of restrictions involve harvesting of timber as well as construction, demolition, and excavation. Already prohibited are working with anhydrous ammonia, working in a manure pit or using blasting materials. The DOL has proposed an exemption from certain prohibitions for students when certain conditions are met, including requirements for safety equipment such as rollover protection structures and seatbelts. In addition, the student must meet educational requirements including completing a school curriculum on safe operation of tractors and agricultural equipment. In addition to the restrictions on farm, individuals under age 18 will not be allowed to work in jobs that come into contact with farm-product raw materials. Those jobs include working at grain elevators, stockyards, and livestock auctions unless the work is solely in an office and does not involve handling of farm products. The comment period has been extended to Dec. 1. Farmers are encouraged to submit comments expressing concern about the changes. We also believe that comments from parents suggesting that they want their children to have the opportunity to work on the farm of someone else would be extremely persuasive in bringing balance into this discussion.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

YF&R Focus: Meagher & Tiffany McConkie State Young Farmer and Rancher Committee — District 5 Recently I was asked how do kids learn responsibility when they haven’t grown up on a farm or a ranch? I couldn’t answer that. I grew up with animals, and Meagher grew up on a ranch, so that’s the only way of life we know. That got me thinking, how would I teach my children life if it weren’t for this ranch. Meagher and I have three hard working daughters, Ty, Mads, and Sadie. We run a cow/calf ranch in Altamont, Duchesne County. As for our girls, they run all different kind of farm animals of their own. When I say different I mean different. They have pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, horses, dogs, donkeys and even chipmunks. I have even learned a thing or two from watching the girls with their animals. Did you know that chipmunks don’t like direct sun? Or when it’s freezing outside, your kitchen sink is just the remedy that a cold lamb needs. With everything in life it’s a learning and teaching opportunity. My father-in-law decided he would get my oldest daughter, Ty, some laying chickens, and yes the same chickens that get stuck eggs. I just kept thinking great more work for me to do when she gets tired of them. It didn’t take long, soon she was slacking in making sure that they had food and water every day. Meagher knew what he was doing when he told me not to help her out with the chickens. The first thing out of my mouth was “they are all going to die!” It was hard to sit back and watch, but it was all a good learning experi-

ence. It didn’t take long until we had our first tragedy, Ty ran into the house sobbing. Meagher reminded her that all living things need food and water everyday.

It only had to happen once, she learned her lesson and learned it quick. Ty has never gone another day without making sure those chickens have food and water. If we didn’t live where we do, how would my children learn the responsibility of taking care of a living thing? I didn’t plan for this to happen, but we are raising a child that thinks she is boss. There is one in every family, and they know it from a young age. Mads is the type of child that if you let her get away with it she would sit back and watch you do all the work. Meagher has taken this child to work from when she was just little and it has turned out that she likes to tell him what they are doing for the day. This past year we have tried to change that way of thinking. We have told her that we work first, and then we play. Believe me when I say we have had many tears over this. We have found that she loves to drive anything with a engine – so we found that you put her to work on some-


(Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan & Uintah Counties)

thing she loves. We can send her out on the four-wheeler to spray weeds, or she is always the first one to volunteer to drive you down to change your water. What would I have done with her if we lived somewhere that we didn’t need four wheelers or a tractor? We have taught all of our children the importance of putting in a full day’s work. That proved true this fall when we were gathering cows off the mountain and our 16 month old, Sadie, rode with us on a horse for five hours straight. Others that were with us couldn’t believe it, but for us that’s what we expect out of our children – we expect them to work hard for what they have in life. We are so blessed to be able to raise our children the way we do.

For them to have the opportunity to go to work with their dad everyday, to learn what it takes to make it in this occupation, and to learn it from the person they admire most in life, is invaluable. I know there are other ways for parents to teach their children responsibilities, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s a wonderful feeling to see children accomplish things that some grow ups can’t even do, and have them know that they are doing something that generations before them have done. Kids that grow up on a ranch or farm have great appreciation for life and the things that mean the most in life. Lets face it kids that grow up this way are just tough. P.S. I forgot to mention I feel sorry for the boys that these girls marry!


Utah Farm Bureau News

CONVENTION Continued from pg. 1

Urban Harvest

Kids participate in the ‘Little Hands on the Farm’ exhibit at the Utah State Fair in September. The agricultural exhibit managed by the Utah FFA Association and sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau had thousands of visitors during the ten days of the state fair. The display helps kids, as well as parents, gain a perspective of how agricultural products get to the market.

opportunities for Utah’s farmers and ranchers to gather together to promote agriculture and enjoy one another’s company. Jeff Thredgold, wellknown economist from will be the keynote speaker, addressing conference attendees on issues relating to the economy and what he sees in store for the future. A self-described economic futurist, Thredgold has been an economic consultant for Zions Bancorporation for the past 13 years and also spent 23 years as the Chief Economist for KeyCorp, one of the nation’s largest financial services companies. Thredgold is often quoted in many leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week and Blue Chip Financial Forecasts and has also appeared on CNN and MSNBC. The 2011 Leopold Conservation Award will be presented by the Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Utah Farm Bureau, Utah Cattlemen’s Association, and Western AgCredit and national AgCredit. “We’re really excited about our convention in Layton this year – and to kick-off our meeting with such a great cast of speakers and issues,” said Leland Hogan, Utah Farm Bureau President. “Even if you’ve never

been to a convention before, I sincerely hope you will come and invite you to do so. All members, whether in county leadership or not will benefit from this convention. This is a great opportunity to see Farm Bureau at work, but to also build friendships, business relationships, and to get a break from the hard work agriculture demands.” The convention kicksoff for some members on Wednesday, with meetings of the State Women’s and Young Farmer & Rancher (Y F & R) c ommit t e e s , followed up with rounds 1 & 2 and ‘Sweet 16’ of the YF&R Discussion Meet. The four finalists for the discussion meet will be announced Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. The ‘Final Four’ will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Prior to the opening of the convention general session at 1:45 on Thursday, there will be the annual luncheon and Live Auction supporting the Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program. More information regarding the donation of items can be found in this issue of the Farm Bureau News in Aurline Boyack’s article. In addition to the patriotic presentation and on-time door prizes, convention attendees will hear a president’s report from Leland Hogan, Utah Farm Bureau President, and words from CEO

November 2011

Randy Parker. The rest of Thursday’s agenda includes an ice cream social to benefit the YF&R and an extended trade-show break, followed by the Awards Program at 7:30 p.m. Friday morning begins with a breakfast for voting delegates and the policy session, where convention delegates decide how Farm Bureau will proceed on issues critical to agriculture for the next year. A lunch break will follow the end of the voting delegate session, with a series of breakout sessions starting at 1:30. The breakouts will be on topics including strategies and training for becoming an Agvocate; the Constitution; and economic development in rural Utah. The convention will conclude with the Century Club social at 6:00 p.m. and the annual gala banquet at 7:00 p.m. Senator Orrin Hatch will be the guest speaker at the gala banquet and guests will also be present for the awarding of the ‘Friend of Agriculture’ award. Those interested in attending the convention or who need more information should contact their County Farm Bureau Secretary or Susan Furner at the state Farm Bureau office at 801-233-3040 or

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Annual heath screening fair at Utah Farm Bureau’s convention

For more than 20 years, the farm safety program has provided a variety of health screenings for your personal well being during the annual convention. This year, to be eligible for the new tradeshow drawing (6 – $50 gift certificates) you will need to have six of the health screening ticket lines signed by those administering the screening. This means, you can choose to have your finger pricked to draw a drop of blood for blood sugar, have your blood pressure checked, pulse, body composition, glaucoma, or visual acuity. These tests will be provided free of charge. This is vital

information for your current test and glucose it needs to be done while you are fasting. health evaluation. In addition to the tests men- So, plan on having those tests tioned above, the following medical screenings Farm Safety A.J. Ferguson Vice President- Farm Safety will be available for free. I must emphasize that the results should be taken done early in the morning to your personal medical of Nov. 17th prior to having provider for further evalua- breakfast. There will only tion if the results indicate an be a limited amount of these abnormal condition. These tests available. If you are inresults will be mailed to you. terested, do it early. The Farm Bureau is providing this health screening fair à Cholesterol for you as a member service. à Glucose If you are considering par- Please, take advantage of it. ticipating in the cholesterol If you have any questions about any of these services or tests please feel free to contact me at 801-233-3006, or if you would like other types of health evaluations offered during our tradeshow please, let me know.


Holidays: Stay merry at home

Most everyone enjoys being home during the holidays with family, friends and loved ones. But statistics show that your home can be one of the most dangerous places you encounter during the holidays. In the month of December, most people spend a little more time at home and outdoors enjoying the snow. Being conscientious of the holiday dangers can ensure your home is truly safe and as secure as you need it to be, as well as being attentive while outdoors to ensure the time spent won’t lead to time indoors recovering. Sledding is a lot of fun and people of all ages are able to participate. Yet, sledding can lead to injuries such as skull fractures, facial lacerations or lower body injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates the average number of sledding and snow disc injuries from 2003 to 2007 is 33,064 per year. Talk to children and teach them how to check for hazards. Sledding and snow disc quick tips: · Keep equipment in good repair. · Check for broken parts, sharp edges, cracks and splits. · Make sure that sledding path doesn’t cross traffic and is free of fences, logs, rocks and telephone poles or trees. · Avoid excessively steep slopes. · Avoid sledding on or around frozen ponds, lakes or streams. · Proper position is important for sledding, sit or lay with your back on top of sled, feet pointing downhill.



Continued from pg. 2

lawsuits while receiving more than $37 million in legal fees. Now let’s add insult to injury in this multi-million dollar scam. A rancher grazing on a Bureau of Land Management allotment named as a defendant gets to pay three times! As a taxpayer, his hard-earned dollars pay the BLM attorneys defending the agency’s Resource Management Plan. Then of course, as a rancher, he is financially obligated to hire legal counsel to protect his own interests. Now the insult! The rancher has his tax dollars used to fund the Equal Access to Justice Act, paying attorneys from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Western Watersheds Project or some other radical group who want to drive hard-working, productive ranching families from the land. You can’t make this stuff up. It’s interesting the federal government stopped keeping records on the EAJA payments and who received them in 1995. Hundreds of groups are using the courts to stop multiple use activities on federal lands and are getting legal fees paid whether they win or lose. Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis recognized

Utah Farm Bureau News the abuse and has introduced H.R. 1996 The Government Savings Litigations Act to reign in taxpayer costs. The measure prohibits organizations with net worth exceeding $7 million from filing for EAJA funds. It requires filers to show a direct and personal monetary interest in the action and caps the amount paid for legal fees. Finally, it calls for an accounting of who receives and has received EAJA funds. Utah Representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz are House co-sponsors. Senator Orrin Hatch is a co-sponsor of the Senate version. For more than a generation, the unlimited availability of EAJA funds to radical environmental groups has hurt the effectiveness of public land management agencies, wildlife habitat improvements and multiple use activities including livestock production from annually renewable forage. EAJA has become a mechanism for special interests to force and fund implementation of their political and social agendas related to western public lands. It’s time to stop the environmental gravy train!

November 2011

UDAF to offer pesticide safety and education workshops throughout Utah

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food offers pesticide applicator safety workshops every year to allow licensed pesticide applicators to earn continuing education units (CEUs) needed for license renewal. These workshops allow applicators to earn a maximum of six CEUs annual, complete some category testing, and/or pay license renewal fees. If your pesticide license expires this year, it is your responsibility at the time you renew your license to 1) earn the appropriate CEUs and provide paper copies that show the CEUs earned during the past three years and/or 2) retake a pass the necessary licensing examinations. One CEU equals one hour of training. Each workshop offers 6 CEUs;

2 each for law, use and safety. All meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Please bring a calculator and if needed, reading glasses for the afternoons of the workshops. For more information about license categories, testing, fees, or meeting information, visit the UDAF website at plant/pesticide/applicators. html or UDAF-Pesticide@utah. gov or contact Richard Beard at

The schedule of classes is found online at: plant/pesticide/documents/ Workshops2011.pdf.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News

Sanpete County Farm Bureau hosts Agricultural Field Day

The Sanpete County Farm Bureau recently hosted the 14th Annual Agricultural Field Day for all 3rd grade students and teachers in the county. They gathered at the fairgrounds in Manti in September to learn about agriculture and its importance to everyone from local farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture. Taunya and Russell Otten presented the dairy portion of the field trip. They had volunteers milk a cow by hand and talked about what it takes to produce milk and where the milk goes when it leaves the farm. Allen Christensen sheared some sheep for the students and Annette Hansen told them about wool products.

She brought wool items and showed how to clean, card and spin wool into yarn. Mike Hansen had his sheep dog show his stuff. Julie Hammond, Amelia Hammond and Katelyn Bown did a presentation on the “Amazing Seed.” They explained how many jobs are created from the produce of one seed. Dave Johnston and Ricky Christensen talked about the process involved in raising turkeys and presented toy turkeys to students who answered turkey questions correctly. Matt Palmer, USU Extension agent, shared information

about the value of agriculture in society and Sanpete County. Jay and Tawny Olsen discussed beef products, bi-prod-

ucts and the benefits we all share from livestock grazing on public lands.

23 Paul Yardley with the help of Kasey Bartholomew played a trivia game with the students, “Are You Smarter Than a Farmer?” Corinne Olsen and a crew of helpers manned the Fun on the Farm exhibit, which is always a big hit with the kids. A.J. Ferguson came from Salt Lake doing a safety presentation, highlighted with a straw dummy being wrapped up in tractor power take-off. The field day ran smoothly and was a success thanks to the efforts of many unnamed individuals, including the FFA students from Gunnison, Manti and North Sanpete.



Utah Farm Bureau News

a value-added product. The processors help keep hundreds of family farms in business. find more jobs for rural Utah so we At a stop at the Malt-odon›t export to the city our most Meal plant in Tremonton, prized commodity...our children. the governor was surprised Governor Herbert and Commisto learn that the company sioner Blackham 
listened to the was seeking more engiconcerns of ranchers in Box Elder neers for the future, not County, including rancher
Tim line-level workers. ComMunns, during a visit to Mollies pany officials said that Cafe in Snowville, Utah. agriculture processing is “The Governor recognizes the becoming more mechaimportance of Utah farmers and nized, with technology ranchers in terms of the quality Photo courtesy of Utah Dept. of Ag & Food playing a more important foods they produce, their conGovernor Gary Herbert (right) visits with Neal Bosshardt role. The engineers were tribution to the rural economy of Redmond Minerals at the company’s salt mine in Sevier needed to conceive and and to an important way of life County. build more streamlined that teaches hard work and perand technical production severance,” said Commissioner systems. The governor used this growing family farms in business, Blackham. example to point out the need for which creates a rippling effect that The rural tour visited one of continued education by Utah stuhelps the local community. three alfalfa compressing operaThe governor spoke often of dents to keep up with the advances tions
owned by Bailey Farms Inthe value that local processing fa- needed for commerce.  ternational in Utah. This is an Herbert often drew the analogy cilities have to rural communities.  example 
of the economic linkage that we need to run just to keep up The facilities purchase raw prodbetween farmers and processors. with the changes going on in the ucts from hundreds of farms and Alfalfa growers send their hay to Bailey who compresses it into ranches in the region and turn out work environment. The governor

Continued from pg. 11

smaller and heavier bales for export

to China. This helps open additional markets for growers. Bailey helps keep more than 500 Utah alfalfa-

November 2011

often stressed the importance of education. Citing the national unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, he said the unemployment rate among college graduates was around 4 percent.  The unemployment rate among high school graduates was about 9.5 percent and those without a high school diploma was more than 14 percent. Further south on their visit, Herbert and Commissioner Blackham also visited the Morgan family dairy in Circleville, Utah. The Morgans run one
of the more advanced dairies in Utah, milking about 3,000 
cows every day. They completed the link between dairy and processor by visiting the Dairy Farmers of American cheese plant in Beaver, Utah. The group also visited Circle 4 Farms in Milford, Redmond Minerals / REAL Salt in Aurora and other non-agricultural businesses during their rural Utah tour. With the success of this year’s tour, Governor Herbert plant to visit many other counties next year.

November 2011

Utah Farm Bureau News


. . . n o t h g i l t o Sp


Utah Farm Bureau News

November 2011

Utah’s Young Farmers and Ranchers:

The future of Utah agriculture!

At the American Farm Bureau Federation competitions in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 7-10, 2012, the top winners of the Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture Award, and Discussion Meet will each receive their choice of either a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado or 2012 GMC Sierra and paid registration to the 2012 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference, held February 18-20, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The three Achievement Award runner’s-up will each receive a Case IH Farmall 65A, a $5,000 savings bond, and a STIHL Farm Boss chain saw. The three runner’s-up for the Excellence in Agriculture award will receive a Case IH Farmall 45A, $5,000 savings bond, and STIHL Farm Boss chain saw. The three Discussion Meet finalists each receive a Case IH Farmall 55A, $5,000 savings bond, and STIHL Farm Boss chain saw. Utah’s young farmers and ranchers have already embarked on the journey to the winner’s circle in Honolulu by entering the state competition this fall. Here are the finalists for the Achievement Award and Excellence in Agriculture Award. Utah’s representatives will be announced Thursday, November 17 at the Awards and Recognition Program from the field of candidates.

Achievement Award Applicants

Jake & Sara Harward

Operate a series of corn stands, as well as produce & hay farm, and agritourism business in Springville, Utah County

Matt & Lena Leak

Run a dairy in Cornish, Cache County. Matt also works as a dairy nutritionist

November 2011


Utah Farm Bureau News

Steve & Amber Martini

Joel & Becca Ferry

Operate a Holstein dairy and farm hay & grains in West Weber, Weber County

Ranch and farm in Box Elder County. The Ferrys also run a custom feedlot and goose & duck hunting club.

Jason & Carlee Christensen

Have a turkey farm in Moroni, Sanpete County

Kade & Penni Wasden

Farm and ranch in Aurora, Sevier County

Brandon & Kjrista Yardley

Farm and ranch in Milford, Beaver County


Utah Farm Bureau News

November 2011

Excellence in Agriculture Award Applicants

John & Dusty Reese

Range conservationist & farmer from Kanab, Kane County

Cody & Heidi Wayment

Farm & ranch in Weber County. Heidi is also an animal nutritionist

Brandon & Gina Spackman

Works on family dairy & farm in Smithfield, Cache County. Operates a trucking business hauling many ag products.

Matt & Amy Goble

Raise sheep & farm in Nephi, Juab County

Addison Hicken

Farms and ranches in Heber City area of Wasatch County

Jared & Cassie Lyman

Jared is a BLM range technician & farrier. Cassie is a 4-H assistant and they live in Escalante, Garfield County

November 2011


Utah Farm Bureau News

Bart & Alley Garrett

Work on family cattle ranch & farm in Nephi, Juab County

Dusty & Mandi Bingham

Work on family’s farm & ranch in Honeyville, Box Elder County

Mike & LeeAnn Adams

Cattle ranch & work on family farm in Parowan, Iron County

Kelby & Kathie Iverson

Operate a 300-acre working ranch treatment center for youth in Hurricane, Washington County

<<Zak & Marcy Miller

Animal nutrition expert and they work on family’s farm in Richmond, Cache County

Tarell & Mallorie McMurdie>> Farm and run a feedlot in Tremonton, Box Elder County

William & Stephanie Merkley

Works with USDA’s Farm Service Agency and farms in Tridell, Uintah County


Utah Farm Bureau News

November 2011


IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. Non‑commercial ads for Utah Farm Bureau members selling items they grow or make themselves, or used machinery, household items, etc., they themselves have used in the past. Each member family is entitled to one such ad free in each three-month period. Ads can be up to 40 words or numbers such as phone number or Zip. Words such as “For Sale” are included, initials and numbers count as a word. All words over 40 cost 25 cents each. Ads over 40 words not accompanied by the extra payment, or not meeting the above requirements, will be returned to the sender. Family memberships cannot be combined to create larger ads, nor can a membership be used for free classified ad purposes by anyone other than immediate family members. Ads run for three months. 2. Commercial ads for Utah Farm Bureau members where the member is

acting as an agent or dealer (real estate, machinery, handicraft items made by people outside the member family, etc.) cost 25 cents per word. Payment MUST accompany such ads or they will be returned to the sender. Members are entitled to one such ad. Ads run for one month. 3. Ads for non‑Utah Farm Bureau members cost 50 cents per word. Payment MUST accompany such ads or they will be returned to the sender. Ads run for one month. In all ads, short lines requested by the advertiser, extra lines of white space, and lines with words in all caps count as 6 words per line. Ads with borders and bold headlines may be submitted and placed within the classified section, but will be charged the display advertising rate. Please contact the classified advertising department for further information. No insurance ads will be accepted. ***DEADLINE: ALL ADS MUST BE

RECEIVED BY THE 15TH OF THE MONTH IN ORDER TO APPEAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE. EXCEPT FOR THE JANUARY ISSUE, WHICH HAS A CLASSIFIED DEADLINE OF DEC. 5. Only free ads (Category 1 ads of 40 words or less) will be accepted by telephone at 801-233-3010, by fax at 801-233-3030 or e-mail at Please include your membership number. Ads must be received no later than the 15th of the month Mail ads, typed or neatly printed, with any payment due, to Utah Farm Bureau News, Classified Ad Department, 9865 South State Street, Sandy, UT 840702305. Free ads must be resubmitted by mail, telephone or fax after running for three months. Ads for which there is a payment due will be run as long as payment is received in advance. ALL CLASSIFIED ADS will be listed on the Utah Farm Bureau web page unless the Utah Farm Bureau member specifies otherwise when placing the

ad. The ads on the web site will run concurrently with the classified ads in the Utah Farm Bureau News. NOTE: The appearance of any ad in the Utah Farm Bureau News does not constitute an endorsement or approval of the service or merchandise offered. While every effort is made to ensure the legitimacy of services or merchandise advertised, the Utah Farm Bureau News or the Utah Farm Bureau Federation accepts no responsibility or liability for services or products advertised.


FOR SALE: 1974 Ford LN 750 2 ½ ton with 50 ton hoist, removable steel side racks, rebuilt 391 gas engine, 5 speed with 2 speed rear end, new tires, new radiator. Needs work. Phone 801-6990189. FOR SALE: 1987 Volvo forward cab moving truck. 28000 LWD model FE613,

November 2011 6 cylinder diesel, 22’ box. Low miles: 80,000. Call Ray E. Childs, Clinton 801-825-1701. FOR SALE: 1967 Chev C30 1 ton, rear dual wheels, steel 12’ bed, $1,200. 1941 Ford truck, $2,500. Call Doug 801-277-1578.

FARM EQUIPMENT I BUY, SELL, TRADE AND LOCATE all kinds of farm machinery. Bale wagons, tractors, tillage, planting, harvesting equipment, etc. I have a large inventory at this time. Palmer Equipment is located one mile south of Manti on Highway 89. 435-835-5111 or Cell: 435340-1111. For Sale Kuhn 4000 RG Rotary Disc swather 13 foot cut. Used only 2 seasons. Bought new in December 2008. Excellent Condition.   2 point Gyrodine swivel hitch and urethane conditioners.  $16,900 firm. Spanish Fork Call 801-592-4646 or 801-592-4647 or 801-5924648. FOR SALE: JD 2640 W/Loader 2WD. 1 set of hydraulics, $13,999 and FREE posthole digger. NH 1475 mower conditioner – 9’ conditioner, field ready, $12,999. 435-789-3472. FOR SALE: 1953 Allis Chalmers Model CA. $1,500. Call Doug 801-277-1578. WANTED: JD model 825 plow. It must have 16” bottoms. 3 bottoms preferred but I will take a 2 or 4 bottom plow. I do not care about the condition of the plow frame, turn over motor, shares or landsides as long as the frogs and bracing on the bottoms are good, I can use it. I also need parts for a JD 820 or 822 plow. This is the roll over plow that has the two hydraulic cylinders sticking up out of the frame to roll the plows over. Ken Naylor 801-834-0181. catr361@


HAY FORSALE: 300 small bales, certified weed free hay. $6.00 per bale. Call Dean 435-469-1003, Fountain Green. FORSALE: 3x3x8 bales, straw, no rain, weed-free, $20.00/bale.801-940-2260. Layton.

LIVESTOCK 300 hd. Bred Heifers and 200 hd. Bred Cows ages 2-9 years, AI bred and Black Angus clean-up bulls, start calving March 1st. Call Charles Redd 435-459-1848 or 435-686-2221 Office. UTAH CATTLEMEN’S CLASSIC all breed bull sale. Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., Utah State Fair Grounds, Salt Lake City, Utah. Selling 50 Bulls – 7 breeds, all semen and trich tested. Judging 2 p.m., social 6:00 p.m. Sale 7:00 p.m. For info or sale catalog, call Judy McCalmant, sale mgr. – 801-5441902 or email, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGUS SALE: Sat. Nov. 12, 1 pm. Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden. Selling 55 registered females, 20 bulls and 20 Black Project show steers. Consignors are from 5 states. For a sale catalog call 801-544-1902. Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifers and bulls. Polled and many Homozygous Black. Buy Heifers ready to go with or w/o papers. A few cows available. Yearling Bulls are kept until spring. Erik 435/279-7669. FOR SALE: 100 head fancy bred cows, bred heifers, & open show heifers. Sell November 19 in Beaver, UT. Gib Yardley at 435-438-2424 or 435-310-0041. FOR SALE: Pure bred Columbia ram and ewe lambs.


Utah Farm Bureau News 27+ years breeding to the best. Call early or late, ask for Reed at 435-436-8792. BRED HEIFERS for sale. 70 head registered polled Hereford heifers. Bred to calving ease bulls to start calving early. Take all or part with or without papers. Contact Phil Allen & Son, Antimony. 435-624-3236. FOR SALE: 20 Top Quality Hereford females for sale. Weaned heifers and mature cows available. Registered and commercial females available with a select group of black baldies. See more at www.johansenherefords. IMPORTANT com orNOTICE call Jonathan or Craig Johansen @ 435-6501. Non‑commercial ads for Utah Farm Bureau members selling items they grow or make themselves, or used8466/435-381-2523. machinery, household items, etc., they themselves have used in the past. Each member family is

Utah Farm Bureau News

home, machine sheds, 60’ x 80’ indoor arena and working corrals. Close to I-15. Several other properties are also available Call for details. Vaughn Benson Office: 435:753-4999. Benson Realtors, Logan, Utah



FOR SALE: Bostch stapler, model F94ED. Electric container box stapler, excellent unit. Call Ray E. Childs, Clinton at 801-825-1701. FORESTATE SALE: Water. 53 Acre foot. Underground water REAL right. Escalante Boulder Mt. Drainage, Garfield County. entitled to one such ad free in each three‑month period. Ads can be up to 40 words or numbers such as 170.82 Acre Farm in Grace Idaho. Great farm ground. Very scenic. Early water right. 260.54 Acre Farm in Certificated. go. irrigation. Call Wellsville Jim Riley phone number or Zip. Words such as “For Sale” are included, initials and numbers count as a word. All Grace Idaho. Borders BearReady River. Gravityto pressurized Home on Engineering, 1 acre. 6 beds, 2 3/4 words over 40 cost 25ESTATE cents each. Ads over 40 words not accompanied by the extra payment, or not meeting 801-355-1883. REAL baths, garden, country setting. Dairy Farm in Cache Valley 41 acres. Irrigated. Updated home, excellent crops. the above requirements, will be returned to the sender. Family memberships cannot be combined to create 5 Herringbone parlor. 23 Acres in Grace, Idaho. Mini ranchette with home, and barn and hayLegumes, shed. Clarkston Wheatgrasses, Forage Kochia 170.82 Acre Farm in Grace Idaho. Great farm ground. Double larger ads, nor can a membership be used for free classified ad purposes by anyone other than immediate Land: A 57 and a 63 acre parcel with large fish pond. Must be sold together. New Townhome in Franklin, wildflowers and much more. We can mix and deliver Very scenic. Early water right. 260.54 Acre Farm in family members. Ads run for three months. Idaho: $119,900, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 1,500 sq ft, with garage. Legacy Ranch Homes: In Franklin, Idaho. the seed you 801-774-0525 orofemail Grace Idaho. Borders Bear River.  Gravity pressurized Equestrian, lakeside and view need. lots. Homes from $149,900. Home on foothills Beaverdam:oboyce@ on 11.21 acres. 2. Commercial ads for Wellsville Utah Farm Bureau members whereon the member is acting 6 beds, as an agent or dealer (real 40 Acres Outside Soda Springs: Beautiful forest land with year around stream. Contact Brent Parker, @Home irrigation. Home 1 acre. 2 3/4 estate, machinery, handicraft items made by people outside the member family, etc.) cost 25 cents per Realty, (435)881‑1000. For Sale 2008 Polaris, 525 IRS Outlaw. Call 435baths, garden, country setting. Dairy Farm in Cache word. Payment MUST accompany such ads or they will be returned to the sender. Members are entitled HORSEMAN’S DREAM: Huge indoor arena and stables, on approximately 2½ acres. Unincorporated area of Weber to one such ad. Ads for one month.Irrigated. Updated home, excellent County, 256-0093. Valley 41runacres.  with liberal zoning, one mile from freeway and seven miles to Weber County Fair Grounds. Fully fenced on road for securitySatellite and safety. Flat ground that flood irrigates, with pasture and excellent waterSave rights. For Sale: Stock Water Monitors: crops. Double 5 Herringbone parlor. 23 Acres in Grace, semi‑private 3. Ads for non‑Utah Farm Bureau members cost 50 cents per word. Payment MUST accompany such ads Ride out of your gate and on to the Rail Trail, whereby no motorized vehicles are allowed. Plentystock of room to build your time, fuel and money monitoring your water Idaho. Minito ranchette or they will be returned the sender. Ads runwith for onehome, month. barn and hay shed. dream home or adjoining property, with five bedroom home is available, on approx. 2½ acres. Will consider lease In Clarkston all ads, short lines requested advertiser, white space, and lines with large words in Land:by the A 57 andextraa lines 63 ofacre parcel with with the internet.  Cost effective solutions are available.  or trade, $318,000. 801‑920‑2233. all fish caps count as 6 words per line. with borders and bold headlines be submitted and placed Idaho: out 191 acre the gravity sprinkled farm for alfalfa, grain and corn. Excellent soils. 6 bedrm home, 2 storyor pond. Must beAdssold together. NewmayTownhome in Preston, Check website: within the classified section, but will be charged the display advertising rate. Please contact the classified hay shed, corrals and feed for 100+ head. Thatcher, Idaho:available 160 acre cattle and sheep ranch. Franklin, $119,900, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 1,500 barn, contact Kevin @mangers 435-691-2031 (I’m weekday advertising departmentIdaho: for further information. No insurance ads will be accepted. Gravity sprinkled irrigation from canal on property; cheap water; fenced and cross‑fenced, 4 BR home, 2 streams, sq ft, with garage.  Legacy Ranch Homes: In Franklin, outbuildings; evenings and all day Friday/Saturday) very scenic and beautiful. 2 miles from groomed snowmobile trail and Cache National Forest. Great ***DEADLINE: ADS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE 15THand OF THEview MONTH INlots.  ORDER TOHomes APPEAR IN fishing and hunting. Preston,2002 Idaho: 1743Kawasaki acre farm with 300+ 650 acres of sprinkle irrigated farm land,$5,000. 1039 acres Idaho. ALL Equestrian, lakeside FOR SALE: 4 wheeler, THE NEXT ISSUE. EXCEPT FOR THE JANUARY ISSUE, WHICH HAS A CLASSIFIED DEADLINE OF DEC. 5. dry farm plus pasture, older 100 cow dairyWheel with cement corrals, home and$5,000. a stream. BordersHome: a reservoir. from $149,900. Home on foothills of Beaverdam: of2004 Wanderer 5th 21 farm foot, Portage, Box Elder County, Utah: 1954 acres at the mouth of Portage Canyon. Multiple uses include deer, elk on 11.21 acres. 40 Acres Outside Soda Springs: 435-789-1004 or Cell, 435-823-1004. Only free ads (Category 1 ads of 40 words or less) will be accepted by telephone at 801‑233‑3010, by fax and mountain lion hunting, 4 wheeling, livestock grazing and dry farming. Year round stream. Culinary water and at 801‑233‑3030 at Please include your membership number.Contact Ads must be Beautifulor e‑mail forest land with year around stream. UTAH IDEA! Hiking, 7200 volt power VACATION to property. Close to I‑15. Marsh Valley, Bannock County, fishing, Idaho: 400+ headhunting, cattle ranch. received no later than the 15th of the month 1479+‑ acres deeded. Includes 180+‑ Full circle pivot,trails, 160 acres under wheel lines Everything’s and 150 acres of flood Brent Parker, @Home Realty, (435)881-1000. mountain biking, more. irrigated meadows with a year round stream. There are 258 BLM permits out the gate and 150 permits in a Soda DREAM: and Springs close the Rosebud Guest Near Ashley NF, MailHORSEMAN’S ads, typed or neatly printed, with any payment due,Huge to Utah Farmindoor Bureau News, arena Classified Ad Depart‑ Several year round streams flow through this ranch.House. The package includes 100 head of mother cows, ment, 9865 South State Sandy, UT 84070‑2305.2½ Free ads must be resubmitted by mail, telephone stables, onStreet, approximately acres. Unincorporated River, Starvation. equipped cabin. aStrawberry newer 4 bdrm home, machine sheds, 60’ x 80’ indoor arena andFully working corrals. Close to I‑15. Several other or fax after running for three months. Ads for which there is a payment due will be run as long as payment are also available Corrals. Call for details. Vaughn Benson Office: 435:753-4999. Realtors, Logan, area of Weber County, with liberal zoning, one mile properties Pet-friendly. Reservations, moreBenson information: is received in advance. Utah from freeway and seven miles to Weber County Fair FOR 435-548-2630, 1-866-618-7194, walsh.weathers@ SALE: 195 acres good farm ground. 150 water shares. All ground is cultivated & currently in alfalfa, grain and ALLGrounds. CLASSIFIED ADSFully will be listed on the Utah Bureau web page road unless thefor Utahsecurity Farm Bureau fenced on Farm semi-private, Sudan grass. Delta area. 435‑864‑3081. member specifies otherwise when placing the ad. The ads on the web site will run concurrently with the and safety. Flat ground that flood irrigates, with pasture classified ads in the Utah Farm Bureau News. and excellent water rights. Ride out of your gate and MISCELLANEOUS AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT appearance of any adTrail, in the Utahwhere Farm Bureauno Newsmotorized does not constitute vehicles an endorsement are or ap‑ NOTE: onTheto the Rail proval of the service or merchandise offered. While every effort is made to ensure the legitimacy of services OPPORTUNITIES allowed. Plenty of room to build your dream home FOR SALE: Satellite Stock Water Monitors: Save time, fuel and money by monitoring your stock water with the or merchandise advertised, the Utah Farm Bureau News or the Utah Farm Bureau Federation accepts no Cost effectiveFOUR solutions are available. Check out theIfwebsite: or contact Kevin CIRCLE FARMS: you are looking for@a or adjoining property, with five bedroom home is internet. responsibility or liability for services or products advertised. 435‑691‑2031 (I’m available weekdayrewarding evenings and all day Friday/Saturday) career in a fun, team environment, Circle available, on approx. 2½ acres. Will consider lease or FOR SALE: 2002 Kawasaki 650 4 wheeler, $5,000. 2004 Wanderer 5th Wheel 21 foot, $5,000. Home: 435‑ Four orFarms is the opportunity you’ve been searching 789‑1004 Cell, 435‑823‑1004. trade, $318,000. 801-920-2233. FARM EQUIPMENT UTAH VACATION IDEA! Hiking, fishing, quality hunting, mountain horse trails, more. Everything’s close to the for. We’re offering fullbiking,time entry-level animal Preston, Idaho: 191 acre gravity sprinkled farm for Rosebud Guest House. Near Ashley NF, Strawberry River, Starvation. Fully equipped cabin. Pet‑friendly. Corrals. production positions with training available. Challenge I BUY, SELL, TRADEgrain AND LOCATEand all kindscorn. of farm machinery. Bale wagons,soils. tractors, tillage, planting, harvesting equip‑ alfalfa, Excellent 6 bedrm home, Reservations, more information: 435‑548‑2630, 1‑866‑618‑7194,, www.rosebud‑ yourself with a company on the grow that offers: ment, I have a barn, large inventory at this shed, time. Palmer corrals Equipment is located mile southmangers of Manti on Highwayfor 89. 2 etc.story hay andonefeed 435‑835‑5111 or Cell: 435‑340‑1111. head. Thatcher, Idaho: acre cattle and Starting wage $10 to $11.50 per hour plus benefits FOR100+ SALE: JD 2640 W/Loader 2WD. 1 set of hydraulics, $13,999 and FREE160 posthole digger. NH 1475 mower conditioner – total value $30,420. Medical, Prescription, Dental, Gravity – 9’sheep conditioner, fieldranch. ready, $12,999. 435‑789‑3472.sprinkled irrigation from canal AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance plan, Short Term WANTED: model 825 plow. Itcheap must have 16” water; bottoms. 3 bottoms preferred butand I will takecross-fenced, a 2 or 4 bottom plow. I do on JDproperty; fenced not care about the condition of the plow frame, turn over motor, shares or landsides as long as the frogs and bracing on andFOUR Long Disability, Pension Plan, CIRCLE FARMS:Term If you are looking for a career in acompany fun, rewarding teampaid environment, Circle Four Farms is the BRare home, the 4 bottoms good, I can use2it. I streams, also need parts for aoutbuildings; JD 820 or 822 plow. This is very the roll overscenic plow that has and the two opportunity you’ve been searchingPlan for. We’re with offering quality full time entry‑level animal production positions with 401(k) Savings company match, Gain$hare beautiful. 2 upmiles from snowmobile trail and training available. Challenge yourself with a company on the grow that offers: Starting wage $10 to $11.50 per hour hydraulic cylinders sticking out of the frame to rollgroomed the plows over. Ken Naylor 801‑834‑0181. Plan, vacation, FORCache SALE: 40” heavy‑duty cat 1 PTO‑driven Italian rototillerGreat for small tractor. Ideal for 20‑‑25 HP utility tractor. Great National Forest. fishing and hunting. plus benefits Incentive – total value $30,420.programs, Medical, Prescription,Paid Dental, andholidays Vision Insurance,and Life Insurance plan, Short for horse arena and round pen maintenance and larger gardens. $350. Morgan, UT. Call George at 801‑949‑8473. Educational reimbursement, AskSavings usPlan about a relocation Term and Long Term Disability, company paid Pension Plan, 401(k) with company match, Gain$hare Preston, Idaho: 1743 acre farm with 300+ acres of FOR SALE: TD 6, TD9, International Dozers; ’93 Ford L9000 dump truck with low miles & Allison auto, Powder River roping Plan, Incentive programs, Paid more holidays and information vacation, Educational reimbursement, us aboutour a relocation pack‑ package, For pleaseAskcall office: sprinkle farm 1039 acres of dry farm plus age, chute, 81/4 & 10020irrigated tires; new 2001 Dodge hood;land, 2 axle dump trailer. 435‑336‑4200. For more information please call our office: Circle Four Farms, PO Box 100, 341 South Main, Milford UT 84751, Circle Four Farms, PO Box 100, 341 South Main, FORpasture, SALE: Used irrigation head gates: Armco 24” $250; Armco 30” $350; complete with back‑up plate and wheel. Also older 100 cow dairy with cement corrals, farm (435) 387‑2107, Fax (435) 387‑2530,, Equal Opportunity Employer. used 5’ chain link fencing. Best Offer. Call 801‑825‑7311. home and a stream. Borders a reservoir. Portage, Milford UT 84751, (435) 387-2107, Fax (435) 387FOR SALE John Deere 38 forage chopper 5ft hay pickup 2 row corn head very good condition $3700 John Deere 6410L Box Elder County, Utah: 1954 acres at the mouth of 2530,, Equal Opportunity Employer. mfwd 640SL loader 1380hrs like new excellent condition $45000 John Deere 6410 4557 hrs good condition $25000 JohnPortage Deere 740 loaderCanyon. $8000 Paul Macdonald 435 678 2984. Multiple uses include deer, elk and

mountain lion hunting, 4 wheeling, livestock grazing and dry farming. Year round stream. Culinary water FEED and 7200 volt power to property. Close to I-15. Marsh HAYValley, FOR SALE: 300 small bales, certified weed free hay. $6.00 per bale. Call Dean400+ 435‑469‑1003. Bannock County, Idaho: head cattle FOR SALE: 3x3x8 bales, straw, no rain, weed‑free, $20.00/bale.801‑940‑2260. Layton. ranch. 1479+- acres deeded. Includes 180+- ac. Full circle pivot, 160 acres under wheel lines and 150 LIVESTOCK acres of flood irrigated meadows with a year round stream. are polled 258Hereford BLM outbullsthe and BRED HEIFERS for sale.There 70 head registered heifers.permits Bred to calving ease to startgate calving early. Take all or150 part withpermits or without papers.inContact Allen & Son, Antimony. 435‑624‑3236. a Phil Soda Springs lease. Several year FORround SALE: 20 Topstreams Quality Hereford females Weaned heifers and mature cows available. and com‑ flowfor sale. through this ranch. TheRegistered package mercial females available with a select group of black baldies. See more at or call Jonathan includes 100 head of mother cows, a newer 4 bdrm

Agricultre in the Classroom Supporters:

Bring your craft items, woodwork, holiday items and/or company donation for the FB Convention auctions. Help teach children where their food comes from!


County Scenes

Utah Farm Bureau News

[Top]Exploring Space was a theme of the corn maze at Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point. Photo by Matt Hargreaves [Middle] Dairymen Mark Gibbons and Grant Kohler are recognized as USU Ag Alumni during the recent USU Football game in Logan. The Ag Day BBQ took place prior to the game and featured many Utah food products. Photo courtesy of USU [Bottom] Utah County Farm Bureau Vice President Richard Behling is interviewed by KSL TV’s Sam Penrod during the reporter’s recent visit to Utah County Farm Field Days in American Fork. Photo by Matt Hargreaves

November 2011

FB County Corner Morgan County ▶ District 2 FFA Discussion Meet, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah. Washington County ▶ Water meeting, Nov. 9, Enterprise High School at 7 p.m. Sevier County ▶ Fishlake Elk Unit meeting (if needed), Nov. 14 State and Regional Activities ▶ UFBF State Convention, Nov. 16-18, at Davis Conference Center in Layton. ▶ UFBF Resolutions Committee meeting, Nov. 16, Layton ▶ UFBF State Board Meeting, Nov. 19, Layton ▶ UACD Conference, Nov. 3-4, St. George ▶ UFBF Center closed, Nov. 24-27, for Thanksgiving ▶ November RAC Meetings: • Northern RAC: Nov. 9, 6 p.m. at Brigham City Community Center. • Central RAC: Nov. 10 6:30 p.m. at Springville 1115 N. Main St. in Springville • NE RAC: Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center in Vernal. • SE RAC: Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. at John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. • Southern RAC: Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at Beaver High School Visit

[Top] Kids learn about fruit production at the Washington County Farm Field Days at the Staheli Farm in Washington Fields. Photo courtesy of Paul Hill, USU Extension Agent -- Washington County

Utah Farm Bureau News  

General farm and ranch news from Utah