Agriculture

   

Baune seeking re-election to FSA county committee

Incumbent Mark Baune will be seeking re-election to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Idaho County Committee in elections to be held next month. Mailing began last week for ballots to eligible agricultural producers, and these must be returned the Idaho County FSA office by Dec. 3.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Oct. 26 class in Cottonwood on scoring of beef cattle

Fall is here, and with it fall calving for some and weaning spring born calves for others. This is a good time to evaluate the body condition of your cattle. Cattle producers are invited to a body condition scoring of beef cattle class on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cottonwood Livestock Auction in Cottonwood.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Nuisance Concerns: Are Farmers Protected?

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..
  

International markets pay off for Idaho beef producers

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..
   

Plants that fight back: WSU researchers join forces to combat parasitic worm

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..

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