In light of a $13 billion cut in spending on farm programs over the next five years and escalating energy costs, farmers and ranchers who are speculating about 1991's harvest may want to attend a free seminar in Salt Lake City Friday, Dec. 14.

Agricultural Outlook 1991, sponsored by Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service, USU Department of Economics and the Utah Bankers Association, is a two-hour conference designed to share up-to-date price and market information and industry trends projected for the coming year, said DeeVon Bailey, USU Extension economist.The seminar will be at the Salt Lake County Office Building, 2001 S. State, Suite S-1007, from 10 a.m. to noon and later broadcast across EdNet, the state's educational network, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Those interested in watching the live broadcast on EdNet should contact the following USU county Extension agents: Don Huber, Cache; James Barnhill, Weber; Mark Nelson, Salt Lake; Val Warnick, Wasatch; Dean Miner, Utah; Nyle Matthews, Sevier; Allan Edwards, Iron; Gary Anderson, Sanpete; Dennis Worwood, Emery.