Farm and Ranch



Little change in county cattle count

While numbers have significantly dropped and raised within the last five years, the current standing of cattle and calves in Idaho County, as of Jan. 1, 2017, is less than 2 percent down from head totals for this same time in 2013.

June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Tour June 29 on Camas Prairie grain industry

Farmers, ranchers, agri-support personnel and others interested are invited to attend a morning tour of the Camas Prairie grain industry and a hosted breakfast on Thursday, June 29. The Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour will start with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Craigmont Community Center and concludes at noon. Speakers will include University of Idaho research and extension staff.

June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Cattle numbers in Idaho County largely unchanged

While numbers have significantly dropped and raised within the last five years, the current standing of cattle and calves in Idaho County, as of Jan. 1, 2017, is less than 2 percent down from head totals for this same time in 2013.

June 2, 2017 1:08 p.m. read more..
     

Cottonwood FFA earns honors at state

With only a few years under its belt, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Prairie High School (PHS) earned some recognition recently. PHS walked away with respectable honors after the 86th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference April 5-8 in Twin Falls.

May 10, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

The legend we knew as Lonesome

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.

April 3, 2017 5:22 p.m. read more..
  

Ag land values in limbo

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.

April 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Bell Equipment, INC

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.

March 29, 2017 4:04 p.m. read more..


Little Goose Lock and Dam

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.

March 29, 2017 3:53 p.m. read more..
   

Lindsay Creek Vineyards: destined for growth

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.

March 29, 2017 3:10 p.m. read more..
 

Tim McNamee: Riding home on a loose rein

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.

March 29, 2017 2:54 p.m. read more..


Producer Profile: Clark Tacke

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.

March 29, 2017 2:44 p.m. read more..
 

Scours: A Calf’s Worst Nightmare

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.

March 29, 2017 11:28 a.m. read more..
 

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