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..
Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office now through Aug. 17June 13, 2018 11:12 a.m. read more..
Tour topics include spring wheat and barley varieties, pea and lentil varieties, spring/winter canola/rapeseed variety nurseries, winter wheat nurseries, and annual forages and cover crops for the Camas Prairie.June 13, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..
Idaho winter wheat production is forecast at 61.4 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year.June 13, 2018 10:38 a.m. read more..
Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15 still have until the end of July to complete the Census online through the secure website found on the cover of their Census form. Phone follow-up and personal interviews will also continue through July.June 7, 2018 5:12 p.m. read more..
With the small, stressed hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop getting the lion’s share of attention, it was an initial surprise to read in USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) that U.S. wheat production is expected to increase to 49.6 million metric tons (MMT) in 2018/19. That would be up 5 percent year over year, if realized.May 21, 2018 12:12 p.m. read more..
The University of Idaho (UI), CHS Primeland and Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) invite grain growers and their guests to the first annual Northern Idaho Collaborative Field Day. Ag experts from across the region will gather at Lindsay Creek Vineyards on Tuesday, June 19, to share the latest in grain research, genetics, varieties and commodities. RSVP to attend is by Friday, June 8.May 17, 2018 5:36 p.m. read more..
Interested in starting a small farm? Wonder what it would take, and if you’re ready? “Is a Small Farm in Your Future?” is the title of a one-day workshop set this Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is the first time this workshop has been offered in the Upper Clearwater area.April 27, 2018 10:34 a.m. read more..
About 1.7 million acres of forest land in Idaho is family-owned, representing about 36,000 landowners and 56 percent of all privately-owned forest land in the state. As much as 560,000 acres, or 33 percent of family owned forests in Idaho, are likely to have new owners within five years, according to a new survey released this month.April 25, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..
Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the area met at Greencreek Community Hall for the annual Camas Prairie Area Farm and Forest Fair Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19. Ten stations were available with presenters as children rotated through.April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Potato stocks in Idaho on April 1, 2018 totaled 50.0 million cwt., according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 81.3 million cwt.April 18, 2018 9:55 a.m. read more..
It’s a rare event, and it was likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sheep ranchers Maryann and Ed Carlin of White Bird, who recently witnessed the birth of quintuplets. “We’ve had lots of sets of trips this year,” Maryann said, “but we’ve never had four, and especially not five.”April 4, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
"The individual's point of view - that I want something better than what I've been feeding my family, or I've been eating for my own health benefits - I think we see a change," she says. "In all of these little small towns around here, we have every summer, small farmers markets that run for six weeks, two months, which is a step in the right direction."April 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. read more..