This is a very important section. Please take time to look through the documents and all the information here.
We have likely all heard a lot about farming lately. Predominantly about how much water the farmers use. While that is up for some debate, the bigger question we’d like you to ask yourself is “what is more important to my survival as a human: housing or food?” The reason we suggest you ask yourself that question is because a large amount of farming land, especially in Weber and Davis counties have been bought, changed, and or sold in order to build high-density housing.
This leads to some further questions:
- Who is buying up the farmland, if it’s for high-density, is that needed?
- Does our local grown food go to Utah or is it sold elsewhere first
- Do our local farmers have a say in the laws being passed? How do these laws help or harm them?
- Is commercial agriculture more important than local small farms?
- If an emergency were to happen who gets the water first? Our local farmers or commercial agriculture, the people, or energy? Lots to consider there.
- Do we incentivize people growing their own food, or keeping farmland?
- Are there laws inplace currently that give the government control of farmland/ and or animals, if they suspect illness?
- Who are the lobbyists involved in farming/ land and food?
- How much tracking should the government have on what you eat and consume, and where you purchase your food from?
- Is Utah for or against injecting animals, plants, and more with various vaccines?
- Do our farmers send their excess water to the Great Salt Lake? Should they send more, or have less access to their water?
- Are there enough local slaughter centers and transportation for ranchers?
- Are the laws in place protecting the public or helping corporations in regards to healthy food access?
- Are the bills surrounding farming and wildlife just focused on that topic, or do they go beyond the scope of “food”?
From 1949- Cows are used for more than dairy and beef.
Utah AG Website– Agriculture