With extended durations of ground snow and above-average meltoff, Idaho grain growers have already seen a preview of what this season has in store for them.
Regional producers saw a good to excellent return on wheat and barley harvests in 2016, compared with dismal totals reported the prior year, per estimates released this winter by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cowboys and mountain men possess a definitive amount of tenacity. There’s a grit deep in their veins as thick as the dirt beneath their nails.
More than two million head of Idaho livestock, including horses, were inspected last fiscal year.
Megan Snyder of NezPerce is spicing up country living with her Facebook page and vlogs, “The Fashionable Farmer.”
Several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. Within Idaho, the outlook is relatively stable rates that continue to favor landowners.
Family business, family values
Gordy Webster took a chance in 1978. He bought into Bell Equipment with his friend, Gary Stapleton, and moved his family from Seattle to Nezperce.
River system to get repairs, but politics, activism and regulation cloud Pacific trade prospects
The flow topped 125,000 cubic feet per second in on March 11, 2014, here, at the second of the Snake River dams grain barges encounter below Clarkston. Rain and thawing at lower elevations brought the water down uncommonly early that spring, but apart from its timing, the flow was nothing out of the ordinary.
With J. Benton Glaze, Jr., Ph.D.
Feed represents the largest portion of a beef cattle operation’s variable costs.
Massage therapy can be life-changing for horses, owners
Jessi Jean Dammerman Guinn knows that horses, like people, are not always what they seem.
Gardening is something Kelan Johnson has been involved in his entire life.
In 2007, Art and Doug McIntosh of Lewiston launched an effort to add vintners to their resume. Theirs was already impressive, including fourth-generation grain farmers, work for the Associated Press as a photographer, and as jazz musicians who toured Europe.
In a bumper year where wheat producers are reporting great yields, one would expect Idaho farmers might meet or exceed their breakeven point...
A technique to add to your bag of tools
You’ve been out with your horse and you’re heading home. Your horse knows where you’re heading and he can’t wait to get there. You must hold him back to keep him from grabbing another gear. As you do, he’s learning to push on the bit and drop his belly- the opposite posture you want to practice.
Clark Tacke, 28, and his wife, Sara, live in Cottonwood. Since 2012, he has owned and operated a farm between Greencreek and Grangeville with his dad, Cliff Tacke, where they raise wheat and barley, some canola, as well as grain hay.
With the help of Homestead Ministries out of Colfax, Wash., many hungry people are being fed throughout the region.
Jim Church talks Sandhills system
Calving in the winter and early spring can be a challenge due to bad weather conditions and mud. Scouring calves at this time of year can also be a big concern for some operations.
Three years ago, the Seth Allen family began feeding barley seed fodder to their livestock and have been pleased with the results.
The Camas Prairie of North Central Idaho may not be known as wine country right now, but who knows what the future holds. The Uhlorn family farm may have had a few sideways looks during the past few years.