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Ranching, hunting can be allies, beneficial to each other

Idaho County Free Press “Ranchers and hunters can be great allies, as well as great antagonists,” said Roy Kinner, Grangeville Senior Conservation Officer. Hunting season is upon us. While many ranchers enjoy hunting themselves, this time of year can be viewed as an opportunity or detrimental.

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Oct. 23; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Oct. 21; Grangeville Grain Market (CHS Primeland), Oct. 27.

Oct. 16 deadline to apply through NRCS for general EQIP

EQIP helps agricultural producers complete resource conservation project

Deadline is Oct. 16 to apply with for the general Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to be considered for fiscal year 2016.

USDA programs to assist producers with wildfire recovery efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by this summer’s wildfires that their agency has programs to assist with their recovery efforts.

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Feed turned to ash: In fires’ aftermath, ranchers on blackened ground have few choices

Dry conditions, high winds, and lightning were ingredients for a disaster recipe; one that many Idaho County residents were forced to swallow.

Assistance for fire-affected ag producers

NRCS accepting apps to rehabilitate private land burned in wildfires

Extension Notes: Working capital to drop significantly in 2015 for region’s ag producers

Harvest is behind us and farmers are busy seeding winter wheat for the 2016 crop. You may have heard some rumblings that crops were not very good this year on the prairie.

Idaho winter wheat planting down in 2015

Idaho planted 750,000 acres of winter wheat in 2015, down 30,000 acres from 2014 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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).