Agriculture is a significant part of Utah County’s heritage. As Utah County continues to grow, it will be ever more difficult to provide sources of local food that are enough to feed even a fraction of Utah County’s rapidly growing population. Certain fruits and vegetables can only be grown in areas where the microclimate is favorable—in Utah, many of these areas are in Utah County.
We support efforts that respect personal property rights and preserve prime agricultural lands in Utah County. We urge the legislature to look for ways to support our farmers and ranchers in preserving agricultural land and open space.