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.May 10, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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 plantsMarch 16, 2017 11:51 a.m. read more..
“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.February 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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.February 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“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.January 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“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.January 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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.January 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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.January 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Planting cover crops as a rotational crop to improve soil health has gained a great deal of momentum across the country. The farmers in the upper mid-West have been the leaders in adopting this practice. In addition to improving soil health, cover crops are providing an excellent forage source for cattle producers.December 14, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Timely issues for agriculture producers will be in discussion at the 13th annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference, set Jan. 10 in Lewiston.December 14, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
These “farm operating microloans” can be used for tools, equipment, livestock, seed, fertilizer, utilities, even marketing, distribution and certification expenditures. But unlike conventional FSA farm operating loans, the microloan offers a simplified application process, and eligibility requirements have been modified to recognize new and smaller operations.December 14, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“Our line of work is a lifestyle,” said Clark Tacke, president of Idaho County Grain Growers. Farmers have been tilling soil, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and burning stubble for generations. Stubble burning is crop beneficial to many; to others it is environmentally unsafe. Idaho’s Crop Residue Burning (CRB) program has a long and rather troubled history.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
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