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?
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.
The Agricultural Act of 2014—better known as the 2014 Farm Bill—made the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program.
Pasture conditions continue to deteriorate even with the rain that fell during the last several weeks.
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.
Lewiston & Cottonwood
Cattle Market Comments: Very active on all classes of Feeders and Stockers...
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.
Cottonwood Livestock Auction — July 10, 2015; GRAIN MARKET GRANGEVILLE (CHS Primeland) July 14, 2015.
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.
“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.
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.