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November 23, 2020 | Harvest Gratitude Day — Giving Thanks and Celebrating the Importance of Agriculture with Utah School Children

November 18, 2020 | UDAF Statement on Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

November 18, 2020 | UDAF Celebrates Collection of 10.5 Tons of Pesticide Waste

November 3, 2020 | Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Issues Warning About Fraudulent Sanitizer and Disinfectant Claims Against Coronavirus

October 29, 2020 | Department of the Interior Returns Management and Protection of Wolves to State, Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

October 14, 2020 | UDAF’s COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets

September 16, 2020 | Free Pesticide Waste Collection Events Offered by Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

August 17, 2020 | First Cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Mink in the United States Confirmed in Utah

August 5, 2020 | UPDATED "Yellow Phase" UDAF's COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets. Click here for updated guidelines.

August 5, 2020 | UPDATED "Orange Phase" UDAF's COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets. Click here for updated guidelines.

July 27, 2020 | Utahns Who Have Received Unsolicited Packages Containing Seeds Encouraged to Deliver Contents to UDAF State Seed Lab for Testing

July 22, 2020 | Producers Near Zion National Park Warned to Prevent Animal Exposure to Toxic Algae Bloom in N. Fork of Virgin River

July 13, 2020 | Utah Retail Outlets Can Now Apply To Sell Industrial Hemp Products

June 24, 2020 | Fatal Rabbit Disease Detected in Utah

June 17, 2020 | Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Reaffirms Confidence in Health and Safety of Local Meat Processors

June 10, 2020 | Utah’s Own Partnering with Dairy West Curds + Kindness Initiative

June 9, 2020 | UPDATED "Yellow Phase" UDAF's COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets. Click here for updated guidelines.

June 9, 2020 | UPDATED "Orange Phase" UDAF's COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets. Click here for updated guidelines.

May 22, 2020 | Utah's Own Brings Confidence to the Table with New Initiative Encouraging Utahns to Eat Locally-Produced Agricultural and Food Products

May 21, 2020 | UDAF’s COVID-19 Food Establishment Permit Guidelines for Farmers Markets Issued

May 1, 2020 | Legislature Allocates up to $20 million to Agriculture in COVID-19 Relief Funding

April 29, 2020 | UDAF to Allow Private Custom Meat Plants to Slaughter and Process Livestock for Commercial Sale

April 21, 2020 | UDAF Releases Farmers Market Guidelines for 2020 Season.

March 31, 2020 |Retail requirements for restaurants for repackaging and selling food during Covid-19

March 17, 2020 | UDAF - Continuing to serve you

March 9, 2020 | Within the Agricultural Community

March 5, 2020 |Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

February 24, 2020 | UDAF Brand Inspection Program Creating Fiscal Responsibility for Citizens and Fairness for the Animal Industry

February 12, 2020 | First Woman on Utah Horse Racing Commission Board

January 14, 2020 | UDAF Commissioner Gibson resigns to run for Congress

January 2, 2020 | UDAF to Increase Focus on Agricultural Economic Development

December 6, 2019 | UDAF Urges Vigilance in Inspection of Christmas Trees for Invasive Species

November 22, 2019 | UDAF Hires New State Veterinarian

November 6, 2019 | UDAF Program Collects Nearly 25 Tons of Pesticide Waste

October 29, 2019 | Utah Egg Industry Recognized by Department of Agriculture and Food

October 25, 2019 | UDAF and Others Offer Reward for Information Cattle Loss Investigation

October 15, 2019 | UDAF to Host Egg Quality Assurance Plan Training

September 17, 2019 | UDAF Announces Availability of Water Optimization Funding

September 11, 2019 | UDAF Organizes Pesticide Collection Program

August 21, 2019 | New Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Cases Now in Utah

August 9, 2019 | UDAF Urges Preparedness for Five-Year Brand Renewals in 2020

July 19, 2019 | Medical Cannabis Cultivator Licensees Selected

July 15, 2019 | UDAF Releases Three Medical Cannabis Rules for Public Comment

July 13, 2019 | UDAF Updates Timeline for Awarding Medical Cannabis Licenses

July 10, 2019 | Utah Receives $1.3 Million for Foodborne Illness Response Efforts

July 10, 2019 | USDA Makes Changes to National Sheep and Goat Scrapie Identification Requirements

June 27, 2019 | Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Alert Notification

June 25, 2019 | Gibson Reminds Utahns of Firewood Quarantine

May 24, 2019 | Prospective Cannabis Cultivation Applicants Urged to Start Background Check Process

May 7, 2019 | Gibson Appoints Animal Industry Director

April 29, 2019 | Gibson Appoints UDAF Deputy Commissioner

April 26, 2019 | Agriculture Officials and Public Land Managers from Several Western States to Meet in St. George

April 2, 2019 | Top Utah Agriculture Commodity Report – 1st Quarter 2019

April 1, 2019 | Utah’s Own Companies Well-Represented at Associated Foods Buyer Show in SLC

April 15, 2019 | State Vet Update: EHV-1/EHM Situational Awareness in Utah

March 15, 2019 | Utah’s Own Products to be Featured in New State Liquor Store

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