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Here's the spring edition of Utah Farm Bureau's Countryside magazine. Great features this month on a farm girl turned Nashville singer, the science involved in bringing fruit to market, the recent trip to Washington, D.C. by young farmers and ranchers in Utah, and more.

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Vol. 61, No. 3

p. 4A Time for OptimismSpring

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Farmville to Nashville

Science of Farming

Young Farmers Goto Washington

Request forHistoric Photos

Spring: A Time for Optimism

Young Farmers & Ranchers Preparing to Lead

Ag Agenda:

Agriculture Needs Immigration Reform

American Farmers as Peasants? Really?

How to Battle Your Yard Safely

The Apple Orchard Riddle

Get the Garden Growing

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Vol. 61, No. 3

p.18 p.26


p.12SPRING 2015

(ISSN 1068-5960)

Matt Hargreaves, Editor

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As a farmer and someone who has been involved with the land and food production my entire life, springtime is my favorite time of year. Anyone who grew up on a farm, or even visited grandpa’s farm, probably has memories of this special time of year. As the weather begins to warm and the trees and pastures begin to green, we see newborn calves and lambs in the fields. They enjoy the warming rays of the sun and begin to venture a little further from their mother’s side. Farmers are waiting for just the right time to begin spring planting. With the warming sun and the excitement of a new production season for America’s food producers, this is a time of great hope and optimism.

However, we again find ourselves facing water shortages and areas of localized drought in Utah. This past winter’s lack of snow and warm temperatures have water experts concerned. Farmers, ranchers and all water users in Utah will need to be judicious in their use of this precious resource.

Randy Julander, Utah’s leading expert on snowpack and water outlook for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is also concerned. “The lid was glued, nailed, bolted, chained and locked shut on snow accumulation and precipitation in February,” he pointed out. With temperatures running 10 to 20 degrees above average and snowpack beginning to melt in some lower elevations, we’ll need an extremely generous spring to move the precipitation needle. Reservoir storage

is 63 percent of normal – close to the levels last year at this time.”

Certainly, we all understand that what farmers and ranchers do is critical to meeting mankind’s most basic needs – food and clothing. But it is also an important engine that creates economic growth and jobs.

According to the 2015 Economic Report to the Governor, the agricultural production sector and agricultural processing sector together accounted for $17.5 billion in total economic output in Utah, or 14.1 percent of the state’s total GDP. In addition, agricultural production and processing accounted for 78,200 jobs and $2.7 billion in wages. Of the $1.8 billion in direct farm and ranch sales, 68 percent came from livestock, livestock products, and poultry, with the remaining 32 percent from crops including hay, fruit, greenhouse and nursery.

The abundance produced on Utah farms and ranches helps provide consumers with the safest, most abundant and affordable food in the world today. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that American consumers in 2012 spent just 6.6 percent of their annual consumer expenditures on food, while consumers in France spent 13.2 percent; Japan 13.8 percent; Mexico 24.9 percent; China 26.9 percent; Russia 31.6 percent; and Pakistan was highest of the 83 countries tracked by USDA at 47.7 percent.

Utah’s rich agricultural heritage contributes to and enhances our quality of life. As one of the nation’s most urbanized states, family farms and ranches dotted across the landscape offer us a reprieve from the asphalt jungle that seems to be engulfing all around us. Agriculture’s green growing things temper the summer heat, while turning urban pollutants into life sustaining oxygen. In a state with such limited private lands, our alfalfa fields, fruit orchards and livestock pastures are important economic contributors, while also slowing the ever-present march of blacktop and rooftops. Agriculture is our social foundation that sustains important values this nation was built on.

Thomas Jefferson, third President and principal author of the Declaration of Independence said, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”

I hope you all enjoy the beauty of spring and have a productive and successful summer!


Spring: A Time for Optimism

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Not so long ago, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan made the observation that the “United States needs more young farmers and ranchers.” She noted that according to the latest Census of Agriculture, the nation’s fastest growing group of farmers and ranchers are those over age 65 and that there are “fewer people standing in line to take their place.”

At about the same time, a Yahoo! Education article, “College Majors That Are Useless” singled out Agriculture, Animal Science and Horticulture as three of the five more useless degrees. Obviously that conjecture is not based on the facts, but does it influence career decisions? Does this kind of blatant misinformation place in jeopardy America’s future food security?

Recent success at Utah State University, our agricultural land grant university, suggests just the opposite. The College of Agriculture and Applied Science has witnessed unprecedented growth and success over the past decade. Incoming students are seeking careers in agriculture production, animal and plant sciences, soils and natural sciences, food and nutrition, veterinary medicine and much more. Georgetown University research refutes the Yahoo! assertion reporting college graduates with agriculture and food degrees are highly sought after across the country.

Why the background? I just returned from Washington, D.C. with an energetic and impressive group of Utah Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R). The knowledge, commitment and spirit of these young men and women tells me our future is in good hands!

The YF&R program is a fully integrated part of Farm Bureau at the county, state and national levels. Young men and women between the ages of 18 – 35 who are interested in pursuing agriculture careers are provided opportunities to enhance their potential for success through mentoring and leadership training. In keeping with Farm Bureau’s family oriented mission to improve income and to serve as the “Voice of Agriculture”, the YF&R program is designed to help them achieve success in the profession they love. The objective of the YF&R program is to build a more effective Farm Bureau that will preserve our individual freedoms and expand opportunities in agriculture.

Jake Carter, a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau and recently the former Chair of the American Farm Bureau YF&R Committee, said “The general public is further removed from the farm than at any time in our nation’s history, which means that we have an opportunity to share our story like never before.”

More than 60 Utah YF&R members took their collective message to Washington, D.C. as part of the 2015 Congressional Relations Tour. The centerpiece of the visit was face-to-face meetings and an opportunity for questions and answers with Utah’s Congressional delegation. Headed by State YF&R Chairman Meagher McConkie of Duchesne County, the group expressed concerns about over-regulation and water conflicts with U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Then, grazing, national monument designations and abuse of the Endangered Species Act were front and center with U.S. Representatives Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Mia Love. With Bishop chairing the House Committee on Natural Resources and

Chaffetz heading the House Oversight Committee, Farm Bureau called for an investigation of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management cutting livestock grazing on public lands by more than 70 percent – hurting generations old family ranches!

The trip included stops at the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, where a Utah Farm Bureau wreath was placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of the fallen. And our timing was just right for a U.S. Capitol tour, with some getting to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaving the building.

My wife, Shelly, and I were honored to be part of this rewarding and valuable visit to our nation’s capital. Utah Farm Bureau has an outstanding YF&R program recognized at the highest levels. Congratulations to outgoing American Farm Bureau YF&R committee members Dustin and Harmony Cox of Alton for an outstanding job and incoming committee members John and Dusty Reese of Kanab. The national YF&R Committee consists of 15 members with four representing the 13 western states.

Craig Buttars, former Utah legislator and current Cache County Executive said of the Congressional Relations Tour, “I remember our YF&R trip to Washington, D.C. 31 years ago. You’re training the future leaders of the state. Well done!”

Thanks to Senator Hatch for the extra time he spent with the group presenting American flags that had flown over the U.S Capitol Building and for pictures.


Utah's Young Farmers & Ranchers Becoming Leaders of Tomorrow

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Much of the country is thawing out from a long winter (except for Utah). Farmers are making plans for the coming season, and in some regions crops are already in bloom. A big question for many farmers is whether they’ll have enough workers to harvest those crops. Well, Congress has been busy making plans too. In the last few weeks, the buzz around immigration has picked up on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, the plans Congress has in mind stop short of what agriculture needs, and would do farmers more harm than good.

The House Judiciary Committee recently pushed forward so-called e-Verify legislation that would require workers to present a more secure form of identification before they could be hired. Congress, in short, seems ready to require stricter enforcement of immigration laws without first repairing the broken immigration system that exists today.

We agree: worker documentation does need to be brought into the 21st century to secure our borders. But stopping there would cripple agricultural production the United States. Effective immigration reform must address our current workforce and create a new guest worker program to meet future needs. Agriculture supports millions of jobs both on and off the farm. No

farmer should have to leave fruit to rot or plow up fields simply because he can’t find ready and willing workers.

However, an enforcement-only approach ignores the rest of our immigration problems and threatens to devastate the farm economy. Farmers and ranchers are careful to follow the federal government’s requirements for checking employment documents, and will continue to do so. But e-Verify by itself puts the onus on farmers and ranchers who are already hard pressed to find skilled workers.

The fallout would harm the entire economy. Farm Bureau estimates that food production would fall by $30 billion to $60 billion in the U.S. if the government implements a strict enforcement-only employment verification system.

As food demand grows, farmers will respond with increased production. The problem is our current immigration laws all but guarantee it won’t be on our soil, because most Americans are simply not willing to take these jobs. Consumers, meanwhile, should expect their grocery bills to increase 5 to 6 percent.

Washington has a long tradition of granting special carve-outs and exemptions to laws that fall unevenly

on some sectors, but that won’t solve the problem we face. Farmers and ranchers aren’t looking for an exemption: We need a solution. That solution may not be a quick fix, but it can and must be done. We need a new, flexible visa program that allows foreign-born workers to enter the U.S. legally. Skilled laborers currently working in agriculture also need a way to earn an adjustment in status and stay working here, on American farms. Farm Bureau is committed to continuing our work with Congress to reform our immigration system. We must not only secure our borders: We must secure the future of agriculture. Key to getting that job done is ensuring a stable workforce.

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Peas·ant. /'pez(ə)nt/. Noun.-A poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries). -Synonyms: agricultural worker, small farmer, rustic, villein, serf, campesino. Informal: an ignorant, rude, or unsophisticated person; a person of low social status.

In his recent declaration of war on my farm and thousands like it, and yes, those were his words, New York Times recipe-trader-in-chief and food columnist Mark Bittman contrasted the kind of “industrial” agriculture practiced in the U.S. with peasant agriculture in the rest of the world, and found the kind of farming we do wanting.

Mr. Bittman was speaking at The New York Times ‘Food for Tomorrow’ event, and, according to him, farming done by peasants is much to be preferred to the kind of farming I do. He says that peasants produce 70 percent of the world’s food while only using 30 percent of the resources used by farmers worldwide. I would presume he’s talking about off-farm inputs here, since the only resource that matters in Bittman’s world is oil, failing to take into account the land use and the labor of those noble peasants.

We can argue about how agriculture should be constituted, and we clearly will, but I thought more interesting was Bittman’s choice of the word “peasant.” He could have talked about traditional agriculture, he could have extolled the virtues of small holdings, he could have explained how farmers in the third world have adapted their methods to

the resources at hand. Nope - he chose to use the word “peasant,” and as a person whose speaking and writing fees depend upon his ability to use a word that exactly says what he means to say, I’m going to pay him the respect of believing that he said exactly what he meant. Farmers should be peasants, with all that implies.

I’ve been around farm organizations my whole professional career, which spans more decades than I’d like to admit, and we spend a lot of time thinking about how we want to portray ourselves to those we wish to influence. I wear overalls on the farm. They’re perfect for their hammer loops, their plier pockets, their bib pockets where I keep my phone and pen and electric meter and, well, whatever else I might need during my daily rounds. I’ve had my picture taken in those overalls, and heard from friends and colleagues who think I’m sending the wrong message about my profession. I’ve been at events in a suit and tie where I was on the program, and been approached by people who don’t think I’m a “real” farmer, whatever that is. Perhaps the best solution is one a friend of mine chose on a trip to Washington, D.C. – dark sportcoat, white shirt, tie and new black overalls.

People are conflicted in their views of farmers. They want us to be close to the land, but they poke fun at our provincialism. They want us to be a family business, with emphasis on the family and not the business. They are afraid we’re corporate and worry when our businesses grow, but they surely want us to be proficient at our trade, sophisticated in the care we take of the land and animals in our charge. But almost nobody, outside of the leaders of the “food movement” want us to be peasants.

It would be convenient, for the Bittmans of the world, if we were peasants. Instead of tugging our forelocks when the master tours his holdings, we could plant and harvest in ways that meet the approval of Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle. Instead of bowing to an aristocracy based on inherited titles, we’ll have to pay obeisance to experts from Harvard and the Hamptons.

A national food policy would be nice, and as we go about the business of planting “real” food instead of corn and soybeans, we could take our marching orders from our betters in the coastal headquarters of the food movement. Peasants by their nature don’t make a lot of money and that will help keep food prices low if we’re required to increase the number of farmers because we’re replacing technology with stoop labor.

“Industrial” farmers have the nasty habit of adapting tools to replace hand weeding and the like. Peasants don’t expect to better their working lives, and that will be a good thing when agriculture takes the forms that meet the approval of The New York Times. Perhaps we can get a pat on the back when we have a particularly good beet or quinoa crop. We couldn’t expect to send our kids to college on peasant-like earnings, but college will just make farmers uppity, and we can’t have that. We’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that we’re raising things in the way the rest of the world does, and that will be enough.

There is a certain elitism to this whole exercise.


American Farmers as Peasants? Really?

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Attendees at the ‘Food for Tomorrow’ event paid $1,400 per ticket, and a main sponsor for the event was Porsche. Somehow, I don’t imagine too many farmers are tooling around in Porsche SUVs, and most of the people who buy what we produce can’t afford them either.

People on a budget are always absent. Not only at the New York Times event, but in any discussion of how we should change agriculture. It is a given in any of these discussions that food is too cheap, and that we must pay more. Easy to say if you if you are able to spend a month’s salary on a two-day meeting. Not so easy if you are a single mom with three kids.

At the beginning of the ‘Food for Tomorrow’ conference, the editor in charge of the event announced that the U.S. and the rest of the developed world are on the cusp of a huge change

in how we produce food. According to him, he anticipated the collapse of the Soviet Union, and commissioned articles predicting that historic change. That journalistic premonition, that ability to see the future in the way that no one else can, has told him industrial agriculture is as outdated as payphones.

To this farmer, as I sat in the audience, it was a moment I’ll never forget.

Hundreds of people gathered to plan the future at my expense. And after attempting to start several conversations with the arbiters of my future, I realized that the attendees had very little interest in my views on the future of food production. The experience and knowledge of present-day farmers are seen as compromised by our allegiance to modern technology and outdated ideas of productivity and efficiency. We’ve screwed up the world in ways that will be

difficult or impossible to fix. It’s time to put journalists and nutritionists in charge of the most productive agriculture in the world.   All the panels at the ‘Food for Tomorrow’ event, except the one sponsored by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), agreed on one thing: modern industrial agriculture is a fragile system and not the least bit sustainable. I guess that’s why we spend so much money on transportation here in the U.S. When our system breaks down, it will be necessary to have the ability to import food from Haiti and Africa to feed the U.S. You know, like the last time there was a food crisis, and Iowa had to import food from the rest of the world. I know a few Iowa farmers, and in order to get the “right” kind of food system, it may be necessary to import a few million peasants as well.

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B Y A . J . F E R G U S O N ,V I C E P R E S I D E N T - FA R M S A F E T Y, U TA H FA R M B U R E AU

Spring ushers in the warmer weather, and the beautiful change of the grass from brown to green. Trees and shrubs are changing with leaves budding and colorful blooms. Even more spectacular are the colors coming from your favorite spring flowers, which seem brighter than last year’s. Along with these fun changes come the sound of rotor tillers, aerators, weed whackers and more.

Time again for the epic battle of who will control the yard this year! Will you be the winner or will the yard beat you into mulch? Funny? Maybe, but the struggle to control one’s yard can be very frustrating, time consuming and expensive. It doesn’t matter if you are the one leading the battle or if you are hiring others to lead the yearly yard offensive attack. There are some important strategies to remember to keep you and your family safe and harm free from the battle.

Most often times herbicides and pesticides are used in the struggle for yard supremacy. They can be a great ally in your battle, but remember, understanding how to use them to be effective is imperative and just as important is understanding how to be safe when applying them. The following are some simple strategies and tactics in the safe and effective ways to use your allies:

The first strategy is KNOW:Know and identify what the weed or pest may be. Know what you want to achieve with the option you are going to use. Is it an indoor problem or outdoor problem? Know your goal and make it achievable. 100%

weed free is not a realistic goal.

Strategic reminder: If you know what you are hoping to achieve, take to time to research the products, and if they are not yielding the results you were hoping for, try a new approach. Sometimes the solution can be as simple as cleaning up, removing breeding sites or destroying the hiding places of the pest.

Second strategy: If using herbicides and pesticides:Read the label to know if it is the correct product to use for your situation. Read the label to know how to use it correctly and in accordance to the law. Remember, the label is the law, and not applying an application according to its label is against the law. Read the label to know if the product is for indoor use or outdoor use.

Strategic reminder: Signal words are words used on labels to inform users of the strength of the product. There are three signal words: Caution, Warning, or Danger/Poison. Pay attention to these messages as well as active ingredients, which are the chemicals that kill or control the targeted pest, found on the label.

Third strategy: A label also contains the following important information:EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) registration number – informs users that EPA has reviewed the product and can be used with low risk when used in accordance with the label.Precautionary statement – explains the needed protective clothing.Environment Hazards – describes if or how

it is dangerous to wildlife, plants and water.Directions for use – Use only as recommendedFirst aid instructions – explains what to do if someone is accidently poisoned.Storage and disposal – Always keep product in the original container and out of reach from children, in a locked cabinet or garden shed. Be sure to understand how to store the product to maximize its effectiveness and dispose of it properly.

Last and most important strategy:Each year there are too many children poisoned by household pesticide products. Keep any of the chemicals you store in your house in a place where children can’t get into them. Keep any chemicals in your garage or shed in a place where children can’t get them. Children can touch things that may contain herbicides and pesticides in homes, yards, daycares, on pets and even floors. Children should always wash their hands before eating or chewing gum.

Keep you and your family safe this spring and summer. Read the label of those products you use in or around the house for pest control, weeding or cleaning. If needed, get down on your hands and knees or your knees so you are at the same visual height they are, helping you to see what they see. You might find out you need to move some items or relocate others. We hope you have the best and safest spring ever.

For more information go to: epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/garden.htm or epa.gov/pesticides/health/safely.htm.

How to Battle Your Yard Safely

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NASHVILLE – With the rise of musical talent programs on television such as American Idol and The Voice, more and more aspiring musicians are coming out of their small towns to make their mark on the music world. Country music has definitely been included in the mix, with popularity surging in recent years, and its ranks are full with connections to small towns and the farms and ranches found there.

Some hopeful performers have stars in their eyes, while others simply want a stage to share what’s in their heart, but it’s those who are grounded in who they are that seem to resonate best with audiences. Such is the case for Shantell Ogden, a farm girl – turned Nashville recording artist from Richfield, who’s foundation on the family farm gives her an authentic sound audiences are craving.

“All the hard work and manure really prepared me for working in the music industry, because you deal with a lot of both!” Ogden joked during a recent interview. “But really, I’m very fortunate to have grown up where I did, working with haystacks and cows.”

Ogden’s family has a history of working in agriculture that dates back generations. Back in 1926, Charles Lorenzo Ogden decided to go into the dairy business, despite only having “a few cows and limited machinery” according to the family history. Despite these limitations, his will to succeed was strong and the family developed a tradition of hard work and great milk at the family’s Ideal Dairy.

What started as a small business, delivering quart bottles of milk via horse-and-buggy to about 100 families around Richfield grew to a larger dairy with a variety of family members being involved. The big jump came when the family decided to expand into other dairy products, buying a cottage cheese vat and an ice cream freezer. Having taken courses at the Agricultural College (now Utah State University), the family ventured into the ice cream business with a new retail outlet at the dairy.

Shantell got her start in agriculture when she turned eight years old, when she was told it was time for her to get a job. Ogden developed her characteristic work ethic in part from her responsibility of feeding calves after school, from age eight until

she turned 15. That’s when she “graduated” to being able to work at the retail store, making shakes and ice cream.

“In our family, we always celebrated with ice cream,” Ogden said.

During those early teenage years, Ogden immersed herself in FFA and 4-H, working with horses and cattle.

“I dove head-first into FFA, especially with its speaking contests,” Ogden said. “I became a state [FFA] officer, competed in National FFA competitions, and went on to study Agriculture Business at USU.”

It’s the family farm and her small-town upbringing that Ogden credits for giving her an authentic experience from which to create her music. These experiences, the relationships people develop, and the stories found in small-town America came from her growing up in Richfield and working alongside her father and grandfather.

“Working on the farm really breeds a work ethic and ability to be genuine,” said Jeff Ogden, Shantell’s father and a Farm Bureau member in Sevier County.


P H O T O : A N G I E M I L L E R

FARMVILLE TO NASHVILLEShantell Ogden Grateful for Authentic Sound Born on the Farm

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The genuine nature of her music is important to Ogden. “It’s really foundational to who I am as an artist,” Ogden said.

While the answer to why people love the ice cream and other greats at the Ideal Dairy is easy, Ogden’s foray into the music business has been anything but. Music has always been a part of her life, with her mother always being very musical, but it began to get more serious after graduating from Utah State University and living around the country some. Playing in coffee shops and in front of indie music crowds from Oregon to Atlanta, Ogden decided she needed to sure up her foundation in music and went back to school.

Ogden studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The well-known music school has produced notable artists including Quincy Jones, composer Alan Silvestri, rock musician Melissa Etheridge, and country artist Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, among others.

With more confidence behind her, Ogden moved to the heart of country music,

Nashville, to get more experience as a singer-songwriter.

“Songwriters really are the lifeblood of Nashville,” Ogden said. “I’ve been able to work with some really talented people here, including Joe Doyle, Jan Buckingham, Judy Rodman, and many others.”

Despite fierce competition in Nashville, Ogden has seen success. She’s had songs run on the CW television show Hart of Dixie, and in 2014 won Best Americana Album of the Year from the International Music and Entertainment Association, for her 2013 release Better at Goodbye.

With success, as well as struggle, Ogden credits her experiences with really giving meaning behind her songs. The experiences are front-and-center in her latest album, coming out later this month, titled ‘Ghosts in the Field’.

“This goes to my roots. The family farm had to change parts of its business to stay competitive, and one day when a friend of mine was in town looking at the fields of our farm, the phrase ‘ghosts in the field’ came to

mind,” Ogden said.

Ogden decided then that she had to write a song about the ghosts that she and many others in agriculture have. Ogden feels she’s able to honor these ghosts, or her roots, by reconnecting to the farm and family. The result is the title track from her new album, “Ghosts in the Field.”

“It’s really good to know who you are before you get pulled and pushed by the business here in Nashville,” Ogden said. “Authenticity is really important. I like to share experiences with people and connect with them, not just wanting to be famous or play in front of big crowds.”

While her latest music speaks to the ghosts of Ogden’s agricultural past, the authenticity of her message speaks to the many farmers and ranchers continuing on a legacy of feeding the nation.

Shantell Ogden’s upcoming CD, ‘Ghosts in the Field’ will be released April 28. Those interested can pre-order on shantellogden.com or by connecting via social media at facebook.com/shansmusic.


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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its eighth annual “Book of the Year” award to Margaret McNamara for The Apple Orchard Riddle. In playful and humorous story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards – including how apples are harvested, how cider is made and what the different varieties of apples are – while trying to solve a riddle.

“I could not be more thrilled that The Apple Orchard Riddle” was chosen as the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Book of the Year,” said McNamara. “When I was growing up, there was a very crooked, very old apple tree in our backyard. It produced the

most delicious green cooking apples. I baked many a pie and cake and crumble with those apples.”

“When I got older, my stepdaughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. Her struggle with reading has always been coupled with an uncanny ability to see things differently and to solve problems in a very visual way. I wrote “The Apple Orchard Riddle” in memory of that old apple tree, and to celebrate my stepdaughter, Emma,” said McNamara.

The Book of the Year award came about through the Foundation’s efforts to identify books that portray aspects of agriculture accurately. Currently they have identified more than 400 books

for children, teenagers and adults that accurately cover agriculture topics. Book of the Year selections are educational, help to create positive public perceptions about agriculture, inspire readers to learn more and touch their readers’ lives, as well as tell the farmer’s story. The Accurate Ag Books database is available at www.agfoundation.org. Those interested can order The Apple Orchard Riddle at www.amazon.com.

The Foundation has created an educator’s guide and has revised its Apple Ag Mag publication as companion pieces to The Apple Orchard Riddle. Again this year, the Foundation is offering a Spanish text version of the Apple Ag Mag.

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The Apple Orchard RiddleFoundation for Agriculture Book of the Year

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Activity for Youngsters

Will it Float?

Amazing Facts about Apples

Comparing Apple Seeds: Show students the page in the book where Mr. Tiffin cuts an apple in half to reveal a star and the seeds. Ask them to recall how many seeds an apple can have. Have an adult cut each apple in half. Invite the children to predict how many seeds they will find in each apple. Do they think that different types of apples will have more or less seeds? Will the seeds all be the same shape or color? Cut all of the apples in half and show the section with the seeds. Record their observations on a sheet of chart paper listing the type of apple, number of seeds, and any other information that the children would like to include. – Scholastic.com

Start with this before cutting up the apples. Have each student predict whether or not the apples will sink or float in a bowl of water. Test each type of apple and discuss how apples have air in them, causing them to be less dense than water, and thus float.

• The first apple trees in America were planted by Pilgrims in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

• Apples are not self-pollinating. They need bees to pollinate the flowers to form the fruit. Since every apple seed is made of its own unique set of genetic material, you can plant 10 seeds from a single apple and get 10 entirely different kinds of apples.

• Apples are a member of the rose family.• One apple has 5 g of fiber, no fat, and is sodium free.

• The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.• It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of

apple cider.• 25 percent of an apple’s volume is air, that’s why

they float. • Apples are grown in every state in the continental

United States, and are grown commercially in 36 states.

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As the days warm and lengthen, you should begin planning for the new growing season. Gardeners in Southern Utah are already well into planting, but historically in Northern Utah, we often don’t get started until late March or early April. Here are three keys to getting the new gardening season off to a good start.

First, learn about your soil. Most gardeners don’t soil test and thus miss out on the valuable information that the test provides. Problems in the garden start with the soil. If you don’t know what it contains, how can you best care for the plants you intend to grow? From a comprehensive soil test you will learn about soil pH, salinity levels, soil nutrient content, soil texture, and organic matter levels. With this information and the test report’s recommendations, you have the foundation to provide the garden with what it really needs rather than just guessing what to add. Contact your local county extension office

for details on how to soil sample and submit soils for testing. They can also help you interpret the information.

Second, add organic matter. Organic matter (OM) is usually quite low in Utah soils but is critical to creating healthy soil. Organic matter is beneficial because it increases water retention, improves soil structure and tilth, decreases compaction, improves drainage, and supplies important nutrients. Soil contains billions of important micro- and macro-organism that make up a healthy soil. Providing them with OM helps keep them active and functional. Some of the common sources of OM used in gardens is compost, well-rotted manures, and peat moss.

Third, don’t over work the soil. Soil compaction is often a big problem in gardens. Compaction is when the soil structure is destroyed by over-working dry soils or when trying to prepare soils that are too wet. Other things that cause compaction

include construction, repeated foot or vehicle traffic, or the placement of heavy loads on parts of the garden. Compacted soils have less oxygen, reduce water infiltration and restrict root growth. There is nothing wrong with running the tiller through the garden, just don’t do it if the soil is wet.

Having followed these suggestions, it’s time to plan and plant. Late March and early April are good times to get those cool season vegetables planted. Cool season crops like spinach, radish, carrot, lettuce, onions, and peas can all be seeded right now. These plants like the cooler temperatures of spring and all grow very fast. Wait till later in April to transplant broccoli or cabbage and set out potatoes. Often the nights are still too cold for these crops. Don’t even think about planting your tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers until mid-May. However, if you like to start your own transplants, now is a good time to get them seeded for planting out later in the spring.

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As the blossoms begin to bloomin the orchards of Utah, the process of transforming those flowers into fruit is brilliantly displayed. While some passers-by will notice the bees and wind doing their best to pollinate in the coming weeks, few will think about the work taking place throughout the season until they taste the fragrant fruits and vegetables.

Far from a self-fulfilling process, farmers have been – and will be – constantly evaluating the changing environment in order to make the harvest possible. Farmers are engaged in a constant tug-of-war with current weather conditions, the availability of water, market conditions, and the ever-growing threats of pests and diseases.

“I think people forget how much the environment influences a farmer’s ability to grow a crop or raise livestock,” said Diane Alston, Professor and Entomologist in the Department of Biology for Utah State University (USU). “Farmers are constantly

assessing their climate and making

adjustments, doing so much in order to protect their crop.”

One of Alston’s chief areas of emphasis since she arrived at USU 26 years ago has been working with USU Extension to reach out to farmers with tools to help combat pests and diseases through an approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

IPM has a history going back to the 1950s, when entomologists (scientists who study insects) wanted to emphasize the selective use of chemicals so that natural enemies were conserved in an ecosystem. In other words, not all bugs are created equal, and heavily relying on broad-reaching chemical treatments might be eliminating bugs that are helpful for growing crops.

Recognizing, however, that pests and diseases do pose a threat to the practical industry of raising food, scientists define IPM today as “A comprehensive approach to pest control that uses a combined means to reduce the status of pests to tolerable levels while maintaining a quality environment.”

“Our goal is to use all the tools in the toolbox to control pests,” Alston said. “Rather than relying on the pesticide being the first and only tool used, we look to see what we can do to use it less or when most needed.”

Farmers recognize that having a balanced environment the best for growing food and maintaining a profitable farm. Likewise, IPM takes a balanced approach, recognizing and that each of the tools has a time and place.

IPM strategies are economically based, appreciating that many of the benefits of open space created by farms – not to mention our need for food – wouldn’t be realized if farmers couldn’t stay in business. Pest strategies also recognize that complete eradication of most pests isn’t possible or practical, and instead focuses on an approach to bring the pests down to an acceptable level.To achieve these goals, researchers and farmers work through four processes: Cultural; Mechanical; Biological; and Chemical. Many of the tactics in these categories are now commonplace on orchards throughout America, they were initially viewed as “out there” when first implemented. As time has progressed, combining ‘tried & true’ practices of farming with new technology is providing farmers with more tools.

CulturalIn this initial phase of controlling pests, researchers and farmers make planning decisions to make plants and trees less



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susceptible to pests and disease. This includes deciding which fruit to grow in the first place and rotating crops to avoid shared soil pests. Farmers also research to determine which root stock and cultivars (plant varieties used in selective breeding) to use that give them better chances at survival and profitability.

“This gives farmers a good start, before looking at other tools,” Alston said. “You combine the planning with good irrigation management, care for soil, etc. to produce healthy trees.”

MechanicalThis involves working with experts, such as Extension staffers, to implement traps for monitoring pests. Models, which are based on temperature days, are compared with actual results in the orchards to see if they are accurate and to then inform decisions. Some traps are also used for control purposes. Another mechanical process involves using cover crops to keep mites down on the orchard floor, instead of in the leaves and fruit of trees.

BiologicalWhile a trend has been emerging for purchasing ladybugs and releasing them in home gardens, Alston suggests that might not be the best option for biological controls.

“They often just fly away and you can’t keep them in your confined area,” Alston said.

Instead, Alston suggests working to enhance and preserve natural habitats for complimentary bugs. This includes planting of selective vegetation, such as wildflowers and alfalfa, which will be habitat for good bugs. Some of these beneficial bugs include some parasitic wasps (not the paper wasps that are common) and predacious mites.

Other biological methods, which are now commonplace on farms throughout America, are the use of pheromones to disrupt mating of insects. According to Washington State University’s pest management website, “mating disruption involves the use of sex pheromones to prevent male insects finding females and mating. Pheromones are chemicals produced by an insect to communicate in some way with others of the same species.”

Through the increasing use of pheromones, combined with increased research to discover new and more effective pheromones, farmers are able to further reduce the baseline number of pests in orchards.

ChemicalAfter the earlier processes have been worked

through, farmers and researchers use the lowest needed amount of pesticides and herbicides to effectively control troublesome pests. While years ago, broad-spectrum pesticides were used to kill pests, researchers found that they also impacted beneficial insects. Today, farmers apply more selective pesticides. Think of it as a riffle versus a shotgun approach to control.

With these four methods of controlling harmful insects and weeds, farmers are able to effectively tame the elements in order to produce bountiful harvests in a way that is economical for them and consumers. By using the entire toolbox wisely rather than relying only on pesticides, it ensures that farmers are able to maintain those effective chemical controls when they need them.

While IPM has been successful throughout the country, the evolution of pests speaks to the need for continued support and research dollars. Threats from invasive pests such as Spotted Wing Drosophila, Peach Twig Borer, and Greater Peachtree Borer continue to worry farmers.

In California alone, Spotted Wing Drosophila resulted in damages of approximately $500 million in 2008, illustrating the vast damage that can result from these small bugs. With threats ever-present, it’s important for both farmers and backyard growers to be informed and aware of the bugs around them.

Alston explained that while larger farmers have the ability to me more innovative and take more risks when it comes to controlling pests, all could benefit from USU’s IPM efforts. To receive the alerts, visit www.utahpests.usu.edu and subscribe to the fruit, vegetable, landscape or turf grass IPM advisories. Other information can also be found by speaking with your County USU Extension Agent.

With the powerful combination of farmers and researchers, the science of producing great tasting fruits and vegetables is not left to chance. Stay informed to keep your growing season from becoming a pest.

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Concept. http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/ipm-concept'96.pdf

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Fifty-four of Utah’s brightest young farmers and ranchers (YF&R) recently traveled to our nation’s capital to visit with each member of Utah’s congressional delegation. The trip, which is undertaken every four years by the YF&R’s, was a success in every sense of the word. There were 25 County Farm Bureaus represented on the trip, which mostly consisted of young married couples that are involved in an agricultural business and have a passion for agriculture.

While in Washington, D.C. participants were able to visit both of Utah’s senators as well as all four representatives. At each visit, different couples were assigned an agricultural issue to discuss with their congressman for a few minutes. Prior to meeting with Utah’s congressional delegation, the group met at the American Farm Bureau office headquarters and visited with members of the American Farm Bureau staff. Staff members briefed the group on

American Farm Bureau priority issues such as the Endangered Species Act, Farm Labor/Immigration, Water Rights Protection Act, Transportation and Public Lands.

Each issue that was presented and discussed was prefaced by a personal story of how these priority issues impacted agriculture in Utah and particularly how these issues affect these young farmers and ranchers. Time was given for each official to respond and discuss what they are doing to protect and enhance the future vitality of Utah and American agriculture. The format of these visits was met with genuine respect from both the participants and the delegation. For most of the participants this experience was a first, and a unique opportunity to be involved with meeting of their elected official in such a personal and intimate setting.

“I realized that by being active in Farm

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Young Farmers and Ranchers Go To Washington

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital. It was inspiring to see where our founding fathers walked, learn more about what they did for our great nation, and feel all that has been sacrificed so that we can live in a free country. You gain a greater perspective of what happened and what still needs to happen when you are standing in the Capitol, or at Mount Vernon, or at Arlington Cemetery. I have a greater understanding now of how important it is to voice my opinion.”

– Wes Crandall, Utah County

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“The opportunity we had to travel to Washington, D.C. with other farmers and ranchers from Utah was incredible.  It was great to see federal politics merge with our small-town ideas and values.  I enjoyed meeting the Utah senators and I was especially surprised at how anxious they were to hear from us in informal ways such as letters and emails.  They really seemed to value our first-hand experience with these issues they are combatting.  It gave me hope that we actually can make a difference!”

– Amie Olsen, Sanpete County

“We had an amazing time in Washington, D.C.  It was an amazing experience getting to see all the war memorials. It was a humbling experience and we were able to put into perspective all the lives that were lost in maintaining our countries freedom.  It was also an honor to be able to speak to Rep. Stewart in not only representing other younger farmers and ranchers but others that are in our industry.  We have already followed up with Rep. Stewart and letting him know our concerns and how it impacts us.  I hope that what we do can make a difference.  We have enjoyed being not only members of Farm Bureau, but also active members.  Farm bureau has done a lot for us in protecting our way of life.”

– Chad & Linda Osguthorpe, Millard County

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Bureau I could make my voice heard and truly make a difference on issues that directly affect me and my livelihood,” said Brandon Hatch from Rich County.

In a thoughtful gesture as Senator Hatch was finishing up his remarks and visit with the group, he presented each young farmer and rancher couple with an American flag that had hung over the United States Capitol building.

In addition to the training and the congressional visits, participants had the opportunity to visit some of the most historical places in and around Washington, D.C. The group toured popular historical sites such as Mt. Vernon (President George Washington’s estate), the Holocaust Museum, Gettysburg, Penn., Arlington National Cemetery and many National monuments and museums. At Arlington four of our YF&R’s had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. YF&R Committee Chair’s Meagher & Tiffany McConkie participated in the wreath laying and afterword said that it was a great and humbling experience to lay the wreath in behalf of the group.

“We are grateful and honored to be a part of this sacred ceremony,” Meagher McConkie said.

Jeff Christensen, attendee from Carbon County and State YF&R Committee member added, “Going to Washington, D.C. was an exceptional experience. It is inspiring to learn what incredible men our founding fathers were and how the process of liberty they established still works today. It reminded us that we all have an important role in that process and all need to hold ourselves to that same standard. If we make ourselves heard, we can make a difference.”

The unique opportunity of being in Washington, D.C. to visit our congressional delegation and the historical sites, learning first-hand about our nation, is something that each participant will not soon forget. For most, the experience was an once-in-a-lifetime event. To travel with other young couples that have a unique perspective concerning the future of agriculture was truly life changing for many of the participants. Of particular note was the happenstance experience of bumping into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Our Capitol tour timing was just right and most of our group witnessed Netanyahu

being escorted through the building just a few feet away, surrounded by mobs of secret service and his security detail.

Utah Farm Bureau is committed to making this type of trip not only possible but meaningful as well. However, without some very generous sponsors, this experience would not have been possible. The Farm Bureau would like to thank our gracious sponsors who help make this trip a reality, including the following:

Utah Farm Bureau Federation Redmond Minerals Western Ag Credit Peterson Plumbing Utah’s Own Custom Ag SolutionsSalina Marketing Norbest

We give special thanks to these Agri-businesses for helping us make this trip successful and for the services and products they provide our industry and communities. Collectively, these sponsors contributed more than $20,000, resulting in a $700 reduction in each young farmer and rancher couples’ overall conference expenses.

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1 Offer available through 4/1/17. Available on qualified 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet vehicles. This offer is not available with some other offers. Only customers who have been active members of an eligible Farm Bureau for a minimum of 30 days will be eligible to receive a certificate. Customers can obtain certificates at www.fbverify.com/gm. Farm Bureau and the FB logo are registered service marks of the American Farm Bureau Federation and are used herein under license by General Motors.



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The Utah Farm Bureau Communications Division is seeking historical Utah farming and/or ranching photos from Utah’s family farms and ranches for use in preparation for its upcoming centennial and for other projects. UFBF is planning its centennial celebration in 2016 with members from across the state of Utah by collecting and sharing Utah’s agricultural heritage through snapshots of family farm and ranch life. The state’s largest general farm organization that organized in 1916 is looking for images that portray

a century of food and fiber production in Utah. Whether you possess old photos of farmers-in-action, ancestors, historical farm structures or equipment, Farm Bureau would be honored and delighted to receive your contributions as part of a centennial collection that will be displayed, cataloged and archived for the enjoyment of generations to come.  To aid to the celebration, you can send your historic photos electronically or by mail. If you have electronic copies, send them to UFBF Vice President of Communication, Matt

Hargreaves at [email protected]. If you wish to mail them, send them to 9865 S. State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070.   If you choose to send original prints we will keep copies for display and archiving. Farm Bureau will be diligent in returning them, but is not liable for any postal damages or losses. Farm Bureau thanks you for sharing your legacy and looks forward to viewing your history and having it a part of Farm Bureau’s Centennial Celebration and Utah Farm Bureau history.



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A friend of mine posted this comment on Facebook a few weeks ago:

“The more I learn about cooking, eating, and being ‘healthy’ the more I realize that almost every food or product out there will have a group of people saying it is good and another group saying that it is bad. ‘Drink your water warm’, ‘No, drink it really cold’; ‘Don't eat bananas’, ‘Bananas are fine; ‘Don't eat fat’, ‘Butter is best’; ‘Honey is good’, ‘Honey is just sugar’. It seems like everything is going to cause cancer or some sort of disease. For me, the more I try to eat healthy, the more stressed out I get.”

I’ve been a registered dietitian for 12 years and I hear variations of this sentiment quite often. I’ve also listened to hundreds of nutrition lectures, read lots of research, had all sorts of conversations, and been to my share of nutrition conferences. My friend is right – sometimes the messages seem very conflicting. And yet, I think we tend to make healthy living more complicated than it really is. I can’t say that I know everything about food and

nutrition but I have learned that you

can be a healthy eater without being a “perfect eater”. I’ve also learned that an individual’s life experiences and degree of education can have a profound effect on their food choices. And, I’ve learned that most people (dietitians included) can get pretty defensive about their eating beliefs and behaviors. Eating is a very personal thing. Perhaps that’s exactly what makes it so confusing sometimes.

For example, I have deep roots in agriculture. I grew up on a farm in a rural community and learned some valuable life lessons. I love that lifestyle and the people in that industry. My background (combined with my education) affects the way I eat. It affects the way I filter nutrition messages and interpret information. And it affects my opinions about things like veganism and vegetarianism, the Paleo Diet, organic eating, the whole foods movement, urban agriculture, gardening, and sustainability. I’m still a milk-drinker and I include meat in my diet. I like simple meals and I love fruit and vegetables. I like chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, too. I don’t drink soda (mostly because it burns my throat

and makes my eyes water) and I only eat raisins if they’re in trail mix. I like fish but I don’t always eat the recommended two servings each week. I don’t believe in diets, I’m not a calorie-counter, and I don’t do juice cleanses. Sometimes I remember to take a multivitamin but I don’t do supplements or protein bars or energy drinks. I eat when I’m hungry and usually stop before I’m too full. I always eat breakfast and rarely skip meals. When I’m at home, I avoid wheat (because my husband is gluten-intolerant) but when I’m not at home, it’s not something that I restrict.

I’m certainly not suggesting that you (or anyone else) should eat this way. I’m simply trying to illustrate that there is more than one way to eat healthy. My way is definitely not the only way or the “right way”. If you were to randomly select a handful of nutritionists or health professionals, each of us would have very different eating personalities and preferences. And yet, in most cases, our diets would probably be considered healthy.

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Here’s what worries me. In today’s world, it’s easy to assume that anything that is popular and trendy (gluten-free diets, cross fit, organic foods, quinoa, juice, etc.) must also be healthy. But that’s not always the case. A colleague recently shared a YouTube clip with me from the Jimmy Kimmel late-night talk show. The description said, “Jimmy thinks it’s crazy that people have been paying $8 a bottle for cold-pressed juice, which is supposed to be better for you. So we decided to invent our own juice company and went to the Farmer's Market to see what people thought of our “cold pressed juice”. However we didn’t tell them until after they’d had some that the juices were made with Fun Dip, Tang, Creamsicles, and Skittles.” It was interesting (and also concerning) to see peoples’ responses when they heard trigger words like “natural”, “organic”, “real”, or “free of chemicals” (1). I realize that clips like this are selective in who they show, but I was quite perplexed by the results.

It seems that our constant diet of health-related messages – from blogs, magazines, Pinterest, news reports, social media, and a variety of other sources – has distorted our concept of what “healthy” really means. Our fascination with healthy eating has, in many cases, actually turned into an unhealthy obsession that leads to extreme eating and creates a serious dysfunctional relationship with food. As a result, a new kind of eating disorder – Orthorexia – is becoming more common. Orthorexia is a fixation on “righteous eating”. It’s characterized by an extreme fear of foods that are “bad” and a compulsive desire to only eat foods that are safe, healthy, or “clean” (2). Orthorexia also affects people socially. Those who struggle with it avoid eating with family members or friends because they don’t want to be pressured into eating something that they deem unhealthy. They bring their own food to parties or events. And they often experience significant anxiety when they

try to determine what food products and produce are the “least toxic” at a grocery store (3). I know people who struggle with this disorder. One of them (who has now recovered) said this, “It was very unhealthy… which is so ironic. I was trying so hard to control how I was going to die. But, in the end, nobody gets to pick how they die. We only get to pick how we live. And I wasn’t living.”

I read an article in Time magazine a while ago that intrigued me. The title said, “Does Organic Eating Turn You Into a Jerk?”(4). It was a summary of a study published in the Journal of Social Psychology & Personality Science. The purpose of the research was to determine if there’s a connection between eating behavior and social behavior. Here’s what it said (in part):

“A new study shows that organic foodies’ humane regard for the well-being of animals makes some people rather snobbish. The report… notes that exposure to organic foods can “harshen moral judgments” and [suggests that organic eaters] tend to congratulate themselves for their moral and environmental choices, affording them the tendency to look down on others who don’t share their desire for pesticide-free living.

“‘There’s a line of research showing that when people can pat themselves on the back for their moral behavior, they can become self-righteous,’ [says] the study’s lead author, Dr. Kendall J. Eskine, assistant professor of the psychological sciences department at Loyola University in New Orleans. Eskine and his team showed research subjects photographs of food, ranging from organic fruits and vegetables to fattening brownies and baked goods. He then gauged the eaters’ moral fiber with stories that warranted judgment, like one about a lawyer who [tries] to persuade [ER] patients to sue for their injuries.

Reacting to the events on a numbered scale, the organic-food participants were more judgmental than those in the comfort-food category. They were also more reluctant when asked to volunteer time to help strangers, the study found, offering only 13 minutes vs. the brownie eaters’ 24 minutes. It’s like the group had already fulfilled its moral-justice quota by buying organic, so it felt all right slacking off in other ethics-based situations.”

Keep in mind that my purpose in sharing this is not to be critical of organic eaters or imply that that particular style of eating is wrong. It’s certainly possible that you would see similar results among any other group of individuals who embrace a certain style of eating. The thing that I find interesting is that a connection does exist between eating and social behavior and that we tend to make eating a moral issue. I guess my purpose in writing this article is to encourage each of us to evaluate where we are. Do we inadvertently judge or criticize or shame others who eat differently that we do? And do we ever push or promote our own eating agenda in inappropriate ways? Remember that there are lots of ways to eat healthy. Avoid the tendency to jump on every bandwagon that comes by. The principles of nutrition are simple – eat enough but not too much, include a variety of foods that are nourishing and enjoyable, and be moderate.


1. Fake Cold Pressed Juice - jüce, YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75b2hTl2T2E.2. Crowther, Becky. I Want to Punch ‘Clean Eating’ in the Face. Available at http://www.beckyphipps.com/blog/2015/2/4/punch-clean-eating-in-the-face.3. Hansman, Heather. The Newest Eating Disorder to (Maybe) Enter the DSM: Orthorexia. Available at http://www.fastcompany.com/3041330/body-week/the-newest-eating-disorder-to-maybe-enter-dsm-orthorexia. 4. Does Organic Eating Turn You Into a Jerk? Available at: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/21/does-organic-food-turn-you-into-a-jerk/5. Kendall J. Eskine, Wholesome Foods and Wholesome Morals? Organic Foods Reduce Prosocial Behavior and Harshen Moral Judgments. Journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science. Available at http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/05/14/1948550612447114.abstract.

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Washington Apr 1 7:00 pm Water Conservancy Bldg.

Sanpete Apr 2 7:00 pm County Courthouse

Beaver Apr 6 1:30 pm County Commissioners Office

Kane Apr 9 7:00 pm North County Event Center in Orderville

Piute Apr 13 11:00 am Commisson Chambers at the Courthouse

Garfield Apr 27 1:30 pm Commission Chambers at the Courthouse

Emery Apr 15 7:00 pm County Building in Castle Dale

Wayne Apr 20 11:00 am County Commission

Summit Apr 21 7:00 pm Kamas City Office

Utah Apr 23 7:00 pm County Courthouse

Weber Apr 28 7:00 pm Weber USU Extension Office

Sevier May 27 7:00 pm County Administration Bldg.

Carbon Apr 14 7:00 pm Planning building in Price

North & South Box Elder Apr 16 7:00 pm TBD

Cache Apr 10 11:30 pm TBD

Rich Apr 16 12:00 pm FSA Office in Randolph

Morgan Apr 21 5:00 pm County Courthouse

Salt Lake Apr 7 7:00 pm UFBF Board Room in Sandy

Tooele Apr 9 7:00 pm Tooele Extension Office

Davis Apr 8 12:00 pm Granny Annie's in Kaysville

Millard Apr 15 7:00 pm School District Offices in Delta

San Juan Apr 9 7:00 pm Shay Lewis Shop in Monticello

2015 Spring Issue Surfacing Meeting

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For most calendar year taxpayers, April 15 is not an enjoyable day, and it can be a downright nightmare if you have been the victim of one of the many tax frauds or scams that are currently being perpetrated upon unsuspecting taxpayers. Do not let yourself be victim to one of these tax scams.

For the past two months, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been releasing a list, one scam at a time, of the most prevalent frauds in 2015. Their list this year includes the following:

• Phone scams• Phishing• Identity theft• Return preparer fraud• Hiding income offshore• Inflated refund claims• Fake charities• Filing false documents to hide

income• Falsifying income to claim tax credits• Excessive claims for fuel tax credits

According to the IRS, the most serious and prevalent scams this year are phone scams, in which criminals call intended victims impersonating the IRS. The callers often disguise the number they are calling from to look like an IRS number and they may threaten the target of the scam with arrest, deportation or license revocation. According to Timothy Camus, Deputy for Investigations for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the scam artists are not particular.

“…The criminals do not discriminate. They are calling people everywhere, of all income levels and backgrounds,” Camus said. “The number of complaints we have received about this scam (fake IRS agents) make it the largest, most pervasive impersonation scam in the history of our agency.”

To help protect yourself from phone and other scams, it is important to know how the IRS notifies taxpayers of tax issues:

• The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment

• The IRS will not send you an email about a tax bill or refund without first mailing a letter

• The IRS will never call about taxes owed without first mailing a letter

• The IRS will not call to demand payment without the opportunity for you to question or appeal the tax

• The IRS will not require the use of a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card

• The IRS will not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

• The IRS will not threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to arrest someone for not paying a tax that is due

Another scam that continues to be common in 2015 is what is called “phishing”. This is when a criminal contacts you in an attempt to learn more about you and your financial accounts. In fact, they may already know something about you – like your email address or phone number or even the last four digits of your social security number and they are trying to complete your specific identification or financial profile. Do not provide any additional information to the perpetrator. I actually received such an email a few weeks ago. I wish I had saved it and reported it to the IRS rather than just deleting it.

Many people do not complete their individual or company tax returns, but turn to a professional for assistance. Be careful in whom you select and remember the old adage – “if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is.” Return preparer fraud involves dishonest preparers who set up a tax return preparation “business” in an effort to perpetrate refund fraud, identity theft or other scams. Unscrupulous tax preparers are likely those who promise overly large refunds, require upfront fees, base their fees on a percentage of the refund or offer to complete “corrected” Forms W-2 or 1099’s that then report zero income. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they are

responsible for what is on their return, even if someone else prepares it, and they can be assessed penalties and interest as well as additional tax. A good reference source for finding a qualified tax preparer, other than personal word of mouth and/or experience, is the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Another major scam area is that of fake charities. Taxpayers are cautioned to check the IRS’s website for whether or not a charity is bona fide and qualifies for deductible contributions. This online IRS service is called the “Exempt Organizations Select Check”. Fake charities often use names similar to well-known organizations and may set up fake, but official looking, websites. When large-scale natural disasters occur, these fraudulent organizations tend to increase. Taxpayers should not make any contributions without first checking on the legitimacy of the “charitable” organization. Excessive claims for fuel tax credits is a new entry on the IRS’s scam list in 2015. Fuel tax credits are for fuel used only in off-highway business use or in farming. Unscrupulous return preparers have enticed large groups of taxpayers to claim this credit erroneously. Under the law, fraudulently claiming this credit is considered a frivolous tax positon, subject to a $5,000 penalty in addition to possible prosecution for the illegal scam.

If you suspect tax fraud of any kind, report it to your tax advisor or to the IRS on Form 3949-A, Information Referral, which is available on the IRS’s website. Report as much information about the scam as possible with names, dates, type of activity, etc. You can make the report anonymously if you’d like – and there may even be a reward.

Sources•American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, “The Tax Advisor”, February 6, 2015•IRS Website, Tax Fraud Alerts•KSL.com, “Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge scam”, March 12, 2015


Watch Out for Tax Scams This Season

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‘Cause friends’ll just listen and let go on byThose words you don’t mean and not bat an eye.

It makes a friend happy to see your success.They’re proud of yer good side and forgive all the rest.And that ain’t so easy, all of the timeSometimes I get crazy and seem to go blind!

Yer friend just might take you on homeOr remind you sometime that you’re not alone.Or ever so gently pull you back to the groundWhen you think you can fly with no one around.

A hug or a shake, whichever seems rightIs the high point of givin’, I’ll tell ya tonight,All worldly riches and tributes of menCan’t hold a candle to the worth of a friend.

Friend is a word that I don’t throw aroundThough it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.I save if for people who’ve done right by meAnd I know I can count on if ever need be.

Some of my friends drive big limousinesOwn ranches and banks and visit with queens.And some of my friends are up to their necksIn overdue notes and can’t write a check!

They’re singers or ropers or writers of proseAnd others, God bless ‘em, can’t blow their own nose!I guess bein’ friends don’t have nothin’ to doWith talent or money or knowin’ who’s who.

It’s a comf’terbul feelin’ when you don’t have to care‘Bout choosin’ your words or bein’ quite fair


Take Care of Yer FriendsO N T H E E D G E O F C O M M O N S E N S E

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IMPORTANT NOTICE1. 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 [email protected]. Please include your membership number. Ads must be received no later than the 15th of the monthMail ads, typed or neatly printed, with any payment due, to Utah Farm Bureau News, Classified Ad Department, 9865 South State Street, Sandy, UT 84070-2305. 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.

AUTOMOTIVE:FOR SALE: 1996 Chevy pick-up, 120,000 miles in very good condition. 801-698-7014

FARM EQUIPMENT:2011 Cat 930H Loader, quick attach, 3 yd bucket, new bolt-on cutting edge and hay forks.  Approx. 4800 hrs.  Excellent Condition. 2007 Challenger SP185 Rotary Swather e/w 16’ header.  850 hrs.  Excellent Condition. Haybuster 1000 Tub Grinder. Kent 801-514-9959.1996 Ford LTS 8000 Dump Truck, Cummings Engine, Auto, Courtney Berg 20’ Grain Bed, extension sides, rear controls, Hydraulic Gate. Excellent Condition. 1985 International S-1900, Auto, Roto-Mix Horizontal Feed Box. New liners and lower auger. Good Condition.  Lynn 801-514-9962 For Sale:  Gated Pipe- 45 lengths of 12 inch Gated Pipe in 30 foot lengths. 1350 feet total. 30 inch gate spacings. Good condition. $3.00 per foot.   Also 12 inch Tee and 12X15 Universal hydrant. Located in Axtell, Utah  (435) 340- 0325For Sale:  2009 CaseIH 335, Excellent condition.  2330 hrs, 3pt hitch, PTO, complete guidance, 18.4-46 rubber 50%, row crop settings, power shift. Will chip to 400 hp for $2500. 435-279-0101 $165,000 or best offer!For sale: Truax 816 drill  10 feet wide  native grass box alfalfa box depth bands excellent condition  8500.00  435 678 2984FOR SALE: 4200 JD 3-way 2 bottom plow. 10’ 335 International Disk, rebuilt. 3 – 3pt cultivator bars. Syphon tubes: 1/1/2”, 1”, ¾”. 3 – 2 row cultivators. 2- 500 gal. fuel tanks. 1987 Volvo 22’ box truck. Ray Child, 801-825-1701.WANTED: Metal self-feeder for cattle – preferably 12’. Call Bruce Fullmer, 435-690-1056. FOR SALE: 16’ packer. 14’ International Disk. Pull-behind JD ditcher. 10’ front end blade, fits any tractor. 1996 Chevy ¾ ton pickup, 4 wheel drive, 114,000 miles. 7 shank ripper. Must sell. All in very good condition. 801-698-7014. FOR SALE: Farm Machinery: 3 forage wagons; JD corn & hay chopper; New Holland 1032 stacker wagon; Knight 7725 manure slinger. Call 801-254-4550 or 801-259-5161. For Sale 1981 CASE 1290 Tractor, 53 Horsepower, 2405 Hours, 4 cycle diesel, Well Maintained.  Contact Dan Stevenson 435-454-3555 or Robert Stagg 435-724-5688  Located in Altamont, Utah. Price $8,000.For Sale 1982 CASE 2090, 108 Horsepower, 4971 hours, 6 cycle diesel, 540/1000 PTO Powershift Transmission, A/C does not work, well maintained.  Contact Dan Stevenson 435-454-3555 or Robert Stagg 435-724-5688. Located in Altamont, Utah. Price $12,000.FOR SALE: Generator, 140 amps on a small trailor, PTO tractor drive. 4 metal feed bunks,

20’ long. 2 saddles size 15”, like new. 1 set 18 x 36 duals, 9 lug hole. 801-698-7014.970, 960 and 920 tandem axel Gehl wagons. $2500 each obo. 4-wheel Gehl pats wagon $500. Contact Russ at 435-671-0896.Ag-Bag Jr Bagger rebuilt and in great shape, 8 foot tunnel, side conveyor fed, 150 foot cable.  New teeth on auger and new floor.  $8500 obo. Contact Russ at 435-671-0896.

FEED56 ton Grass Alfalfa 3x4 Bales. Barn Stored $180 per ton. Paragonah UT. 435-590-7536 Kelly. 435-590-5446 Russell.

LIVESTOCKJOHANSEN HEREFORD YEARLING BULLS for sale.  Top quality heifer bulls and high growth bulls available.  25 to choose from.  Line One Cooper/Holden breeding with an emphasis on muscle and high maternal traits.  See more @ www.johansenherefords.com  Call Jonathan (435)650-8466 or Craig (435)381-2545. REAL ESTATEDWELL REALTY GROUP, BRENT PARKER, (435)881-1000, email: [email protected] acres in Petersboro.  Great for crops or pasture. Has an existing well on one end and a spring.12.92 acres in Richmond.  Excellent soil with water shares.  Adjacent 9.53 acres available.60 Acres in Cache Valley.  Majestic setting with incredible views of the valley.  642.94 Acres of Farm Property in Cache Valley.  Price Reduced.  Unique. Part in CRP.  Year around spring.7.51 Acres in Cache Valley.  Building lot with irrigation water.  Lots at Bear Lake.  Views.  Two at The Reserve.  Cache Valley home on almost 11 acres.  Beautifully landscaped, water rights, fruit trees, berries, ponds, horse pasture, solarium and koi pond.10.01 Acres in Cache Valley.  Views.  Horse Property.  Well permit.Home on 1.52 acres in Franklin.  Fish pond and well landscaped. Beautiful setting.2,414 Acres in Cove.  Beautiful recreational property with cabin and campsites up High Creek Canyon.  10.23 acre feet of water.60.96 acre ranch in Morgan Valley.  Could be divided.  65 shares of water and a 6 bedroom home.  Great views.3.76 and 3.61 acre parcels in Nibley in Cache Valley.  Horse property. Can be subdivided. Irrigation shares.18.75 Acres in Cache Valley.  Artesian well already dug.  Secondary gravity pressure irrigation.Cabin in Logan Canyon.  Beautiful setting close to river.View Lots in Mt. Sterling in Cache Valley.  1 to 5.5 acres  Home sites.  Horse property.Dairy Farm in Cache Valley  41 acres.  Irrigated. Updated home, excellent crops.  Double 5 Herringbone parlor.185.38 Acres in Cache Valley with views.  Can be divided.  Located in popular Maple Rise area.  Borders national forest.37.91 Acres located on the foothills of the Wellsvilles.  Can be divided in up to five lots.  Water shares.  Canal runs through.400 Acres Bordering Oneida Narrows Reservoir.  Beautiful and secluded.  Adjacent to campground and boat dock.  Seller financing. END/Brent Parker 14 acre feet Provo River decreed water.  Currently put to beneficial use in the Midway area in the Heber Valley.  Could be moved up or down the Provo River. $11,500 per acre foot.  Contact Grant at 801-358-56023.2 ACRE LOT IN HUNTSVILLE, UTAH. Stunning wooded lot with view of Pineview Reservoir. Close to Snow Basin Ski Resort, site of the 2002 Downhill Ski Venue. Power available. Price to sell. Will send photos. [email protected]. 801-583-4509.

MISCELLANEOUSFREE TO GOOD HOME: Part Border collie, part Australian shepherd. 2 yrs. old. Gentle, very good with children & other dogs. Must have room to run. Could be a good cattle or sheep dog. Call 435-730-5357. Ask for Mark.

AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESCircle Four Farms of Murphy Brown LLC: If you are looking for a career in a fun, reward-ing team environment, Circle Four Farms is the opportunity you’ve been searching for. We’re offering quality, full time Herd Technician animal production positions with training provided.Challenge yourself with a stable company that offers a starting entry-level wage of $10 to $11, plus a full benefit package including: medical, prescription, dental, and vision insur-ance, life insurance plan, short and long term disability, company paid pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with company match, bonus/incentive programs, paid holidays and vacation and education reimbursement.C4 Job Application required. For more information please call our office: Circle Four Farms, PO Box 100, 341 South Main, Milford UT 84751, Phone (435) 387-2107, Fax (435) 387-2170. EOE / PWDNET - If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the application process, please call Lacy Davis at (435) 387-6047.  When you contact Lacy, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting.  We will assist you promptly.

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Legoland California Park Resort Hopper: $76 Adult, $71 Child, with 2nd day free. Including waterpark and aquarium with a second day FREE. Legoland and waterpark must be visited on the same day. All visits must occur before December 31, 2015.Legoland California: $71 Adult (2nd day Free within 90 days)(Regular Price $85) (Ages 13+) $66 Child (Ages 3-12) Under 3 free. (2nd Day Free within 90 days)(Regular Price $79)

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