Idaho County FSA support for beginning farmers, ranchers

Idaho County Farm Service Agency can help to improve the financial security of farmers and ranchers who are just starting out through a new online resource,

County committee nominations due Aug. 3 for LAA-2 region

Nominations are due by Aug. 3 for open positions on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees.

Market Report

June 12 report from Cottonwood Livestock Auction; June 10 report from Lewiston Livestock Auction; June 16 report from CHS Primeland of Grangeville.

Market Report

June 9 reports from Cottonwood Livestock Auction and CHS Primeland of Grangeville.

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Rangeland monitoring: Ranchers need to tell own story, have data to back it up

Operation monitoring is well-done by those who know it best: their owners.

Extension Notes – Church, Hart

Range, pastures improved tremendously due to rain; alfalfa harvest in mid-month

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Invasive weed, Whitetop, making rounds in state, county

A pretty ground cover of white flowers? Think again, say state noxious weed officials, as chances are way better than average you are actually seeing an infestation of a particularly bad invasive, noxious weed known as Hoary Cress, which goes by its common name of Whitetop.

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Hot iron on hide: Branding encompasses time of hard work into social gathering

The tradition of spring branding is much anticipated by ranchers. It has come time to turn cattle out on grass after a long winter of feeding hay.

Idaho County FSA: Program compensates livestock owners for loss to weather, attack

The Idaho County Farm Service Agency has a disaster program available for ranchers. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality.

Extension Notes: Prairie area crop tour set for June 30

Spring is here in full force. It is drier than normal after a mild winter. Everyone is wondering how this will affect crops.

July 8 proposal deadline for conservation program

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

Foreign persons with ag lands required to report transactions

The Farm Service Agency in Idaho County reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Market Report

Market Report SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — March 6, 2015

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — February 13, 2015; Lewiston Livestock Auction — February 16, 2015; Grangeville (CHS Primeland) Grain Market — February 17, 2015.

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Ag industry keeps Idaho economy strong

The Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee recently met to discuss Idaho’s economy. Idaho’s cattle industry continues to increase the economy, bringing in an estimated $2.47 billion in cash receipts in 2014. That is a 29 percent increase throughout the previous year.