Utah lawmakers unveil legislation that would allow farmers to grow a corn crop without having to plant it
A group of Utah lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that they say will allow farmers in the state to grow their own corn without having it planted.
The proposal would allow the farmers to plant the crop on their property, but only after a 10-year moratorium.
The bill would also allow farmers, with a special permit from the Utah Department of Agriculture, to grow corn at their homes and on their land without having a permit.
The legislation is the first of its kind in the United States and is being sponsored by the Utah Democratic Party.
Rep. John Linnquist, a Republican from Utah’s second congressional district, said in a news release that the bill is about the future of Utah.
“It will allow Utah to be the nation’s first, and most productive corn-growing state,” he said.
Utah has a population of roughly 5.5 million, about one-third of which live in the Salt Lake Valley.
Linniquist said the bill will allow the state’s agriculture industry to grow with the rest of the country.
In the past, Utah has passed similar legislation, including a bill last year that required farmers to have a permit from Agriculture Department officials to grow the corn.
That bill was later vetoed by Republican Gov.
In Utah, the corn crop is a crop that has been used in some foods.
It is grown for its oil, which is used in soap and cosmetics.
The bill would not apply to the Utah Corn Growers Association, which represents about 2,500 of the state and the nation`s largest corn producer, which owns or controls about 60 percent of the nation.
In a statement, Utah`s Corn Grower Association said the proposed legislation will help the state prosper.
The association said it will continue to work with the Legislature and the governor to implement the legislation as quickly as possible.