County authorized for CRP haying, grazing use

Idaho County is one of eight counties in the state authorized by the Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee for emergency haying and grazing use through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres due to drought.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 25; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 23; CHS Primeland, Sept. 28.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction; Western Video Market; CHS Primeland.

USDA portal allows ag producers conservation help online

Farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal.

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Proud look back; keeping sharp eye on future to strengthen industry

Idaho Cattle Association: 100 years raising beef

The Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) recently celebrated 100 years of raising beef during a weeklong convention held in Boise, July 14-18.

Calf producers considering weaning early

Extension Notes

Fall calving has started in North Central Idaho. There is a growing number of cattle producers who have adopted a fall calving program. This is due in part to the wet, cold and muddy conditions in our area during the spring months. The fall calves are born in warm weather with no mud. It is easier on the calves.

Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in key Farm Bill safety net programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Grangeville (CHS Primeland) grain market, Sept. 8.

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Idaho County Fair Results 2015

Katrina Frei of Grangeville was crowned the 2016 queen...

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Buyers put $219,162 into Idaho County Fair livestock sale

Sales, animal numbers down from 2014

Numbers were down for both total animals and gross proceeds from Saturday’s Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale.

Idaho County farm producers eligible for assistance, cost-share due to drought

ECP provides cost-share for installing eligible permanent measures

A lack of moisture, over an extended period of time, has caused farm producers in Idaho County to suffer from the effects of severe drought conditions. Farms and ranches experiencing severe drought conditions may be eligible for cost-share assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).

Wheat production practices study runs through Dec. 2

How are Northwest winter wheat farmers using agricultural chemicals and biological pest management alternatives in order to maintain a safe and abundant food supply?

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Video livestock marketing: Puts cattle in front of variety of buyers

From long cattle drives, to railcars, to semi-trucks, to satellite television, producers continue to find the best way to market their livestock for the highest price.

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Idaho County FSA: Producers can apply for livestock forage disaster benefits

The Agricultural Act of 2014—better known as the 2014 Farm Bill—made the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program.

County pastures deteriorating

Pasture conditions continue to deteriorate even with the rain that fell during the last several weeks.