Bronson Teichert

Utah State University's landscape architecture and design program uses virtual reality
Bronson Teichert

A community in the mountains is being designed by students at Utah State University. They’re using a new technology to get a bird’s eye view of the project.

Utah Working To Improve Specialty Crop Production

Feb 13, 2018
Grant applications will allow farmers to grow more specialty crops
farmflavor.com

Utah is one of the top producers of tart cherries in America, but that’s the only specialty crop the state is known for. One agriculture group is working to help local farmers  grow more produce and increase their profit.

www.standard.net

Proposals for a class five landfill on Promontory Point would allow Utah to store more out-of-state waste. Advocacy groups are worried about the potential environmental and economic impacts on the Great Salt Lake.

DACA discussed on Capitol Hill; Latino Boy Scouts contribute to community
templesquare.com

During their 2018 legislation session, Utah lawmakers, like national political leaders, are trying to determine how to serve children of immigrants who have been brought to the state illegally. 

money.howstuffworks.com

In the last five years, Utahns were sued in 330,000 debt-collection cases. An online tool for people who can’t afford legal services was developed by a team from the Brigham Young University Law School.

Hunting Guide Illegally Kills Desert Bighorn Sheep in Utah

Jan 24, 2018
wildlife.utah.gov

A well-known hunting guide won’t be hunting in Utah or 46 other states anytime soon. The Arizona man illegally harvested a desert bighorn sheep in southern Utah.

marketplace.org

Earlier this month The American Farm Bureau held its 99th annual convention and trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. The nation’s Secretary of Agriculture addressed the large gathering of  farmers along with President Donald Trump.

The Third Bitcoin Bubble

Jan 17, 2018
pitchbook.com

In the past year, Bitcoin – a digital cryptocurrency with no physical backing that can be sent electronically from one user to another – has risen in value more than 1,400 percent. Market researchers are worried that Bitcoin could be similar to the Netherlands tulip mania in the 1600s.

Farm Bill Debate In Congress Could Put Food Stamps At Risk

Jan 11, 2018
USDA.gov

When Congress takes up the $140 billion farm bill, food programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, could face funding cuts under a GOP push for welfare reform.  Anti-hunger advocates are concerned that millions of Americans could lose access to healthy foods if SNAP benefits are reduced or eliminated.

USDA Warns Party-Goers Of Foodborne Illness

Jan 8, 2018
funcheap.com

The NFL playoffs are underway and so are foodborne illnesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to inform people about food safety during football watch parties.

Livestock Truckers Could Be Impacted By New Law

Jan 4, 2018
hiveminor.com

Truckers who transport animals, live fish and bees have until March to convince lawmakers that new regulations would negatively impact animal welfare. Electronic logging devices or ELD’s now regulate the amount of hours truckers are on the road.

How Will You Eat Bacon On National Bacon Day?

Dec 29, 2017
wral.com

Saturday is National Bacon Day. Researchers from National Today asked 1,000 Americans their opinions about the popular breakfast food.

thesait.org

The Republican Tax overhaul was signed by President Donald Trump last week. But how do taxpayers know how much they’ll be paying in the future? Utah State Senator Lyle Hillyard said rhetoric and outdated tax calculators have made the situation more confusing.

Planning Will Save The Family Farm

Dec 21, 2017
westerndairyassociation.org

96 percent of the 2.2 million farms in the United States are considered “family farms,” according to one planning and tax expert. Passing down those family farms to future generations is not an easy task.

Imperial Glee Club

The Imperial Glee Club has been performing for 102 years. The Cache Valley-based group performs show tunes, religious songs, patriotic pieces and of course Christmas classics. But according to some, audiences for this type of music are going away.

Utah The Best State To Live In For Paying Off Student Debt

Dec 19, 2017
usu.edu

Utah is the best state to pay for college, according to a recent study. Student loans are 2.2 times more affordable than in the worst-ranked state of Hawaii.

stormthehill.org

An increasing number of military veterans will return home to Utah during the holidays. An organization focused on veterans is working to help family members manage what can be a difficult transition.

USDA.gov

The National Chicken Council has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant increased line speeds to poultry processors. The current limit is 140 birds per minute, but the industry prefers 175 birds per minute, or about three per second. 

Leopold Conservation Award Winner Goes To Morgan Rancher

Dec 7, 2017
Ron Francis

The Leopold Conservation Award was given to a rancher from Morgan, Utah. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. Conservationist Aldo Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

USDA To Spend $16.6 Million In Rural Utah

Nov 29, 2017
broadband.utah.gov

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing close to $17 million dollars for broadband infrastructure in rural Utah. Only nine percent of Utah’s population live outside of urban areas, but according to Randy Parker, the state Director of USDA rural development, that small number of people still need to be connected to the state and the rest of the world.

Utah Division of State History

Researchers from the University of Utah used a model originally for studying birds to see why pioneers settled certain areas within the state of Utah. The study could tell us more about human migration throughout history.

Consumer Attitude In Utah At All Time High

Nov 7, 2017
swagroup.com

Consumer attitudes in Utah are at an all-time high according to a recent survey. The consumer attitude index is the result of a survey given throughout the state of Utah. It asks consumers about income, employment status and how they feel about the state’s overall economy.

Thousands Of Game Birds Being Released In Utah

Nov 2, 2017
wildlife.utah.gov

This week, personnel from the Division of Wildlife Resources are working with volunteers to release more than 10,000 pheasants across Utah. This effort will supply birds for the 2017 pheasant hunt.

Documentary Shines New Light On GMO's

Oct 31, 2017
www.foodevolutionmovie.com

In efforts to communicate research to consumers, part of the scientific community and filmmakers worked together to help inform the public with fact-based dialogue about genetically modified organisms in our food system.

wildlife.utah.gov

The Utah Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Wildlife Resources renewed their Hunter Access Agreement with the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The contract keeps 3.4 million acres of Utah trust lands open to hunters and anglers as well as those interested in viewing wildlife.

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