When two Utah mink farms began experiencing unusually high mortality rates among their minks, animal samples were sent to the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Logan Utah. 

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

News of mysterious seed packages from Asia arriving in Utah mailboxes began spreading last week. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has been investigating the seeds and reporting their findings to the United States Department of Agriculture. 


As part of the State of Utah’s COVID-19 response, The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) in conjunction with Gov. Gary Herbert’s Office will allow restaurants to repackage and resell raw and prepackaged foods in their inventories to the public for the next 30 days.

Kerry Gibson Leaves UDAF To Run For Congress

Jan 18, 2020

After years of experience in local and state government, former Utah Department of Agriculture and Food  Commissioner Kerry Gibson is ready to take his knowledge and experience to Washington. Gibson announced his campaign for Utah's First Congressional District earlier this week while stepping down from his position as comissioner. 

Christmas Trees: A Pathway For Invasive Species

Dec 17, 2019

Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, please don’t infect Utah with these species. 

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed new regulations for hemp farmers around the country. Currently there is a comment period going on until December 30 on the proposed regulations. And farmers throughout the country are speaking out on how these regulations could affect their operations.

Utah's governing farm and agriculture department releases yearly report

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has released its annual report outlining 2018 production numbers that include a review of the health and welfare of the state's farm, produce and ranching industries. Utah Agriculture Commissioner LuAnn Adams is warning of challenges facing agricultural producers in 2019, including drought.