Bronson Teichert

Honduras water source
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Change can be difficult for people who have been practicing certain methods for generations, like farmers in Central America. UPR’s agriculture reporter Bronson Teichert traveled to Honduras to see how individuals are inspiring change in their communities to stay ahead of an evolving economic climate.

Hondruas water
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Utah is one of the driest states in North America according to the National Climate Center. Modern infrastructure, technology, government appointed officials and locals who care about our natural resources help farmers to grow our food year after year.  

Drip systems help families like the Garcia's become more efficient producers
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First world countries like the United States have developed infrastructures, strong economies and reliable agricultural systems allowing its citizens to consume what they want, when they want. 

From Honduras To Utah: Coffee's Journey To Your Cup Pt 2

Mar 21, 2019
Lenon Diaz tests farmers' coffee to determine quality
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This story is part two of a feature series about agriculture in Honduras. If you didn’t hear part one, we heard UPR’s agriculture reporter Bronson Teichert talk about how much money Honduran farmers make growing coffee and how they are becoming more efficient business owners. 

For part two of this story, Bronson tells us about the strict process that coffee beans go through after harvesting to even make it out of the country and how it impacts individuals in the coffee industry.

Holiday spending during November and December is expected to exceed over one trillion dollars nationally because of positive consumer attitudes.
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Holiday spending during November and December is expected to exceed over $1 trillion nationally because of positive consumer attitudes. Economists are expecting similar trends in Utah with 70 percent of the state’s consumers planning to spend more this year.

Utah FFA member Cameron Holdaway sings at the National FFA Convention
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The National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana attracts close to 65,000 people every year. One Utah high school student at the convention spent eight months preparing for his big night on the stage. 

A New Lawn Could Save Money And Water

Oct 19, 2018
Varieties of grass are being tested at Utah State University to last longer with less water.
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Utah water officials are asking people to conserve water after Governor Herbert issued a drought executive order this week. Varieties of grass are being tested at Utah State University to see what types last longer with less water.

The team built on a legacy in USU’s food science program since over the past 10 years a USU team has won either the grand prize or first place in the IMPA competition.
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Sometimes figuring out the next step in your life means moving off the path you were on and finding your way in a new direction. 

Empire State Development

Utah Farmers now have the rules and regulations in place to grow industrial hemp. Lawmakers in this year’s legislative session passed two bills giving the Department of Agriculture and Food the task of organizing an industrial hemp program for local producers.

Students with Brigham Young University’s legal design lab are seeing success in a new software designed to help people respond to debt collections. The BYU law students are now working to reduce the number of evictions in Utah.

Jurassic Park has sparked the imagination of viewers since its debut in 1993. With movie number five coming out this week, the film industry’s ability to make species that have been extinct for millions of years seem real, have people wondering what scientist can actually do with gene editing technology.

The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Tru
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The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Trump’s base in the agriculture and automobile industries.

Governor Gary Herbert announced Facebook will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center near Eagle Mountain in Utah. The announcement came after Facebook and Utah officials tried to make a similar deal in 2016.
Eagle Mountain Data Center

Governor Gary Herbert announced Facebook will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center near Eagle Mountain in Utah. The announcement came after Facebook and Utah officials tried to make a similar deal in 2016.  

Fresh produce stand
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According to the United States census, almost 15 percent of Utah senior citizens are facing hunger. With seniors making up 10 percent of Salt Lake County’s population, one program is providing fresh produce to fight hunger with over 3,800 pounds of fresh produce were distributed in 2017. All that fresh produce was enough to feed over 1,500 senior citizens. 

Small Businesses Expecting Big Sales For Memorial Day

May 25, 2018
Memorial Day is the number five day of the year for retailers in Utah. They see three more transactions per day at $71 more per transaction. Daily revenue is up almost 80 percent compared to the average day in Utah.
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Memorial Day could be busier for local businesses in Utah compared to other states. One study ranks Utah at number five in the nation for best sales on Memorial Day.

Employers are planning to hire four percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017 according to a new study from Wallethub. One city in Utah is the best place in the nation to start a career.
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Salt Lake City is ranked number one in the United States to start a career. WalletHub compared more than 180 major U.S. cities based on 27 key indicators of career-friendliness.