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Tuesday evening, July 28, 2020

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Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 2020

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More than 16,000 Utahns could get medical cannabis cards during the program’s first year, according to estimates commissioned by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

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Just a handful of businesses will soon get the opportunity to grow marijuana in Utah, but it won’t come cheap.

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The state legislature passed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act last week. State agencies are already taking first steps to lay the groundwork for the law despite several lawsuits attempting to undo the compromise between cannabis advocates and elected officials.

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Utah exporters and business leaders worry a trade war with Mexico, Canada and Europe could harm the state's agriculture and food industries.

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A House bill to allow the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes passed by the narrowest of margins Tuesday.

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Utah Health officials are investigating illnesses in Utah and six other states associated with chicken salad sold by Costco.

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On Tuesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert spared one locally-raised turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. But this is a story about a local poultry producer who is not allowed to sell any turkeys this year, because state regulators don’t approve of his methods.

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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is making retailers pull nearly 700 jackets from their stores after discovering the coats are mislabeled.

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Utah lawmakers pondered two of Utah’s great passions Wednesday as they discussed deregulating beekeeping.

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15 to 20 percent of urban trees in Utah are Ash Trees, and according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, they are all in danger of an insect infestation.  

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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is asking people with backyard poultry to monitor their flock particularly closely due to the threat of two strains of bird influenza virus. H-P-A-I, the acronym for highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in California, Washington and Oregon.