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:

  1. Who is buying up the farmland, if it’s for high-density, is that needed?
  2. Does our local grown food go to Utah or is it sold elsewhere first
  3. Do our local farmers have a say in the laws being passed? How do these laws help or harm them?
  4. Is commercial agriculture more important than local small farms?
  5. 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. 
  6. Do we incentivize people growing their own food, or keeping farmland? 
  7. Are there laws inplace currently that give the government control of farmland/ and or animals, if they suspect illness? 
  8. Who are the lobbyists involved in farming/ land and food?
  9. How much tracking should the government have on what you eat and consume, and where you purchase your food from?
  10. Is Utah for or against injecting animals, plants, and more with various vaccines?
  11. Do our farmers send their excess water to the Great Salt Lake? Should they send more, or have less access to their water?
  12. Are there enough local slaughter centers and transportation for ranchers?
  13. Are the laws in place protecting the public or helping corporations in regards to healthy food access?
  14. 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.

From 2018: Utah doesn’t have much farmland — don’t give the rest away

2021: Soapbox: Development rapidly eating up remainder of valley’s farmland

Goodbye Bessie: Decline of small dairies in Cache Valley mirrors national trend…

Dairy farm leaving Draper’s hustle and bustle

End of an Era: Local Dairy Farm Stops Home Milk Delivery

Northeast Organic Dairy Farmers May Get Squeezed Out of Business

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Going Bankrupt in Record Numbers, Blame Trump Tariffs

Dairy farming in Utah is on the decline. One East Side farmer sees agritourism as a path to survival.

Beaver Co. Commission declares state of economic emergency after Smithfield Foods closure

1 in 4 employees in this Utah county work for one company — and it’s cutting jobs

Lesson 3 Agenda21 Course

Agenda 21 Course LESSON 3: Wildlands Project

From 2020: Building Connections for Wildlife in Utah

Australia must ‘grow less food’ to save the planet