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.

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‘Worst harvest in 27 years’ in county

Crops suffer heavy losses; county declares disaster

The Idaho County Commission declared a drought disaster at the Tuesday meeting, Aug. 4, and informed Gov. Butch Otter’s office that local crop yields – including hay, barley, canola and wheat have been hit with heavy losses.

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Market Report

Lewiston & Cottonwood

Cattle Market Comments: Very active on all classes of Feeders and Stockers...

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USDA designates Idaho counties as drought disaster areas

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Benewah, Bonner, Clearwater, Kootenai and Latah counties in Idaho as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — July 10, 2015; GRAIN MARKET GRANGEVILLE (CHS Primeland) July 14, 2015.

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Recent storm sets back Camas Prairie harvest

After an early start and a quick dryout due to several 100-plus degree days earlier this month, harvest was all set to begin three weeks to a month ahead of schedule. But recent storms have set back many area winter wheat producers.

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Cattle, crops working side-by side

“Open range disputes between crop and cattle producers could be an issue in our area,” said Jonathan Rosenau, Idaho County state director for Idaho Grain Producers Association.

Extension Notes: Hay growers reporting reduction in tonnage

The hay harvest is progressing really nicely and it is about two to three weeks early this year. Reported yields have varied depending on location but most growers are reporting a reduction in tonnage produced per acre.