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).

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?