To aid Utah’s farmers and ranchers, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have begun the Agricultural Voluntary Incentive Program to help farming operations develop Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans.
By Don Hall Utah has about 2,000 animal production facilities known as animal feeding operations (AFOs). These are farms such as dairies and feedlots where animals are confined (not in pastures or on rangeland) and fed. Larger AFOs are known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS). These are operations that meet a confinement threshold number …