Farm and Ranch

   

Carcass grading awards given

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..


What’s Growing There? The Sign Says...

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..
           

Preregister for June 26 crop tour in Nezperce

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..
     

Even with Lower HRW Outlook, U.S. Wheat Production Called Up for 2018/19

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..


First-ever collaborative field day between U of I, CHS Primeland and LCS debuts June 19

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..
     

Could Healthy Food Movement Restore Family Agriculture?

"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..

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