agriculture en Moths Invade Utah <p>If you’ve noticed an unusual number of moths flying around inside your house or garage lately, you’re not alone. But where did they come from and should you be worried?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" target="_blank">Utah State University entomologist Diane Alston</a> says the invasion of the <a href="" target="_blank">army cutworm</a> or miller moth is mainly due to recent weather trends.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47443 at Moths Invade Utah “Utah’s Own” Branding Campaign Expands into Rural Areas <p></p><p>The push to promote local products made in Utah is expanding into rural areas. Tooele County hosts its first ever <a href="">Utah’s Own</a> Summit&nbsp;on Friday to help small food-oriented companies expand their business, add jobs, and improve rural Utah’s economy.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:59:32 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47060 at “Utah’s Own” Branding Campaign Expands into Rural Areas Utah Agriculture Commissioner Retiring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Commissioner of the <a href="">Utah Department of Agriculture and Food</a> is retiring after eight years in that job.&nbsp; Leonard </span>Blackham’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tenure included a four-year battle to keep Japanese beetles from getting established in Utah.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:47:23 +0000 Dan Bammes 37729 at Utah Agriculture Commissioner Retiring USDA Targets Poverty in Southeast Utah <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding a program into Utah that is aimed at helping rural counties escape the grasp of persistent poverty.</p><p>The new StrikeForce Initiative brings together agencies within the USDA in an attempt to better coordinate efforts to spur economic development in rural counties. Dave Conine is the Rural Development state director. He says by making knowledge and resources available through things like micro-loans that they’ll be able to make a real difference.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:55:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27291 at USDA Targets Poverty in Southeast Utah