Within the classic sport of rodeo lies a traditional core going back to its traditional roots.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service there are 2.4 million head of cattle in Idaho as of Jan. 1, 2018. Idaho County reports 32,500 head. According to the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, the state is “the 3rd largest dairy-producing state in the nation, with more than 14 billion pounds of milk produced in 2015.”September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Robinson learned to work on the family cattle ranch – an ethic that has served him throughout his life.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Beef Council’s investment in the PNI this year funded multiple retail promotions with major regional chains as well as several business development teams that have traveled to the Pacific Northwest — the latest team visiting during May 2018.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
GREENCREEK – “How old do you think this tree was?” Idaho Forest Group’s Glenn Poxleitner asked a group of kids as he held up a cut tree ring to them. “Two? Forty?” kids yelled out.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
For Sydney Rylaarsdam, it’s been cows since day one. Born into a cattle family and helping feed almost since she could walk, the Grangeville 16-year-old is immersed in cow culture.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
PULLMAN, Wash. - So small it can't be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes and other crops could gain a new, nature-based way to fight back, thanks to Cynthia Gleason and Jennifer Watts, scientists at Washington State University.September 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Working ranch hands will compete for prizes, and bragging rights, at a ranch rodeo event this Saturday, Sept, 29, at the Two Bar V Livestock Arena west of Greencreek off U.S. Highway 95. Events start at 10 a.m., and admission is free with families encouraged to attend. Food concessions will be available.September 28, 2018 11:11 a.m. read more..
Landowners in Idaho and Lewis counties are sought for participation in a program to implement cover crops that target soil health and water quality improvements.September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A Beef Quality Assurance Training class will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Ketch Pen on Tammany Creek Road in Lewiston.September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
When it comes to trying new things, Brent Uhlorn is up for the challenge. “These are black oil seed sunflowers and it’s our first try with them,” Brent said. “We’re undecided if we will try them again. Will know more after harvest.”September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Carcass Show and Judging Contest was held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. 4-H and FFA members were given instruction on how to qualify and yield grade beef and sheep carcasses and how to determine USDA grades on swine carcasses.August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The crop signs have returned. Idaho County residents will notice crop signs – 25 are out this year — at fields along highways 95 and 13, identifying what is growing. The outreach started in 2016 through the Idaho County Farm Service Agency office as part of the nationwide USDA initiative, “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.” Pictured are (L-R) Richard Spencer, NRCS; Kylie Gonsalves, FSA; Erica Baldus, FSA.August 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
TOLO LAKE -- Monday morning, July 23, more than 110 Appaloosa riders, 25 scouts, 10 medical support members, 20 kitchen and camp staff and volunteers, and 50-plus drivers began a historic journey.July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Nominations are now being accepted by Aug. 1 for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Idaho County Committee. Forms to nominate yourself or another producer are available at the Idaho County FSA Office in Grangeville.July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
So small it can't be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes and other crops could gain a new, nature-based way to fight back, thanks to Cynthia Gleason and Jennifer Watts, scientists at Washington State University.July 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Based on July 1, 2018 conditions, production of winter wheat in Idaho is forecast at 59.0 million bushels, down 4 percent from the June 1 forecast but up 10 percent from last year.July 15, 2018 6 p.m. read more..
The second annual Idaho Young Cattle Producer’s Conference (YCC) was held in July in Caldwell and the surrounding area. Twenty-two emerging beef leaders, younger than 40, successfully completed the intensive 3-day program, which was presented by University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Cattle Association.July 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Agricultural producers in Idaho and Clearwater counties who lost property due to recent flooding disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).July 11, 2018 3:41 p.m. read more..
The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) and the Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger (IIRAH) see major problems with H.R. 2, the US House of Representatives’ version of the Farm Bill.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill three environmental representative positions on a committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1.June 27, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..
Amendments introduced by Risch allow Idaho and other states to have greater involvement with Sage-Grouse management and monuments designation, and would prioritize funding for wheat and barley scab researchJune 27, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..
Producers interested in LIP or ELAP should contact their local USDA service center. To apply, producers will need to provide verifiable and reliable production records and other information about their operation.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
Preregister by this Friday for the Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour, set for Tuesday, June 26. All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend this morning tour of the Prairie Area grain industry and a hosted breakfast.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The bill passed by the committee June 13 will next be debated on the Senate floor. The current farm bill expires Sept 30.June 15, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..