NRCS accepting apps to rehabilitate private land burned in wildfires
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 planted 750,000 acres of winter wheat in 2015, down 30,000 acres from 2014 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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.
Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 25; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 23; CHS Primeland, Sept. 28.
Cottonwood Livestock Auction; Western Video Market; CHS Primeland.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Grangeville (CHS Primeland) grain market, Sept. 8.
Katrina Frei of Grangeville was crowned the 2016 queen...
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.
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).
How are Northwest winter wheat farmers using agricultural chemicals and biological pest management alternatives in order to maintain a safe and abundant food supply?