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Grass tetany in cattle: Steps to reduce ‘grass staggers’ during cool, rainy weather

We have all heard about grass tetany and several of you may have experienced it firsthand on your ranch, so this article will probably not be breaking ground in regards to new information, but I thought it would be good to have a review on this subject.

Idaho County farmers, ranchers to be contacted for 2017 Census of Agriculture

Idaho County farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

Emergency loss loans available to county producers

Physical loss loans may be made to eligible farmers and ranchers to repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agriculture operation, including livestock losses.

Wheat plantings down, barley and hay up in Idaho

Wheat producers in Idaho expect to plant 1.175 million acres of wheat for harvest this year, down slightly from 2016, according to estimates released this month from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Animal care access critical to Idaho agriculture

Guest Opinion

Access to quality animal care is critical to Idaho’s agricultural economy. But, too often, ranchers and farmers cannot access the care they need because of a lack of veterinarians.

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Fire safety burn permits through IDL required starting May 10

Starting Wednesday, May 10, Idahoans must obtain a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting certain controlled burn activities. The permits can be obtained online at www.burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices.

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market: ‘Meet, Greet and Eat’ on tap for this Sunday

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be hosting its third annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The gathering will be held at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Farm And Forest Fair: More Than Just Cattle

Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the area met at Greencreek Community Hall for the annual Farm and Forest Fair Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20.

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Invasive plant management workshop set March 20

Monday event at Kamiah open to landowners

Monday, March 20, invasive plant management workshop open to area landowners. Information provided on building a weed control plan, help on calibrating spray equipment, and free software for phone or tablet to map invasive plants

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Educating public to resolve wildlife conflict

Government trapper Cody Wilson

“I enjoy working with people and helping reduce any losses and conflicts they may be having,” said Cody Wilson, wildlife specialist, U.S.D.A. Wildlife Services. Old school, this position was called government trapper, nowadays, wildlife specialist.

Idaho County production up from 2015

For Idaho County, 2016 saw a dramatic increase in crop production, in comparison to the prior year, per data released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Increases, per crop, varied from more than half to one-and-a-half times what producers saw in 2015.

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Gill Ranch featured in ICA book on ‘100 Years of Idaho Cattle’

“100 Years of Idaho Cattle” was recently unveiled at the Idaho Cattle Association convention. This two-year project covers 100 years of cattle history along with featuring several ranching families throughout our great state. My family was honored to be a part of this historical book. Following is what was published with a few minor edits.

Commodity loans available to benefit from low prices

Idaho County FSA office:

“With low commodity prices there are FSA commodity loans available that farmers could benefit from,” said Julie Fowler, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director. Producers can take advantage of low interest rates by obtaining nine-month commodity loans through the FSA for 2016 crops.

Feb. 9 deadline apply SBA federal disaster loan

For economic injury caused by the landslide and State Highway 14 closure in Idaho County

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boise District Office reminds Idaho small businesses of the Feb. 9 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the landslide and State Highway 14 closure in Idaho County that began on Feb. 18, 2016.

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Century Farm Family: Stubbers

The Stubbers family at the family farm in Greencreek not only had the kids home for Christmas, they also received a Century Farm certificate and plaque from the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS), the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the governor’s office.

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