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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..


Medicare workshop offered May 23 in Grangeville

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a unit of the Idaho Department of Insurance, is offering a Medicare Workshop, on Wednesday May 23rd at the Soltman Center, 600 W Main Street, Grangeville from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

May 16, 2018 12:56 p.m. read more..


State grant, federal SRS funds bankroll county’s fire mitigation

The Secure Rural Schools (SRS, a.k.a. federal forest funds) reauthorized by Congress earlier this year flows not only to highway districts and local schools. Some of it funds small forestry projects through Idaho County’s fire mitigation department. But the county’s fire mitigation arm also has put some state money to work: About $111,000 so far this year, fire mitigation manager Randy Doman told county commissioners Tuesday, May 1.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


EMS exercise draws area agencies to train on mass casualty scenario

With the swirl around him of injured accident victims and personnel from multiple response agencies treating them and processing for transport, Grangeville EMT and staging officer, Brian Adams, was adamant in one command: “Try not to get any blood on the carpet,” he said as a patient was loaded into the back of his minivan. “My wife will yell less.”

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


City OKs to budget brick strip removal

The Main Street brick strip is going away. Last Monday, May 7, the Grangeville City Council tasked public works with removing the downtown Main Street brick strip as time and budget allow. Personalized bricks will be replaced – according to plans at this time – with a colored and stenciled concrete, the same as which was incorporated by the city at Heritage Square.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Gov. Otter to bring capital to Riggins this Friday, May 18

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter brings his cabinet and other senior state officials to Riggins this Friday, May 18, for his administration’s 102nd Capital for a Day. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upper level of the Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge Street.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Manufacturing top payroll 2016 for Idaho County according to Census

When it comes to take-home pay in Idaho County, the manufacturing industry leads the pack, and it is among the top five business sectors that, combined, comprise nearly 75 percent of total annual payroll. This information is according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released in April.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Budget line blown as men MacGregor once defended face prosecution in county

As part of a review of county spending midway through the current budget cycle, the Idaho County Commission recently had the prosecuting attorney account for a spending line that had over-topped the full-year amount the commission budgeted last summer. Commissioner Mark Frei asked prosecuting attorney Kirk MacGregor to account for the amount the county has spent on for “conflict” prosecution since the current budget year began last October.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
   

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