“I have been interested in range and range management since high school,” said Steve Hiebert, recently retired range management specialist for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Raised in Pullman, Wash., the heart of wheat country, Hiebert always wanted to work in the outdoors.August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Commission declared an agricultural disaster during the July 25 meeting “due to unusual and excessive spring moisture conditions, which have prevented the planting of approximately 31,432 acres of spring crops, specifically 28,064 acres of spring wheat, spring canola, large garbanzo beans and green peas.”August 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 6.July 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“There is something about growing your own food that makes kids willing to try things they normally wouldn’t touch,” said Tracy Travis, fifth grade, Riggins Elementary School (RES) teacher.July 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In the third week of June, young cattle producers from across the state came to Twin Falls to attend the first-ever Idaho Young Cattle Producer Conference (IYCPC), presented by the University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Beef Program of Distinction, U of I Extension, and the Idaho Cattle Association.July 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
he Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill several vacancies for the committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues on lands other than the five Indian reservations.June 16, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 10, at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“I’m proud to be associated with Farm Bureau Insurance, my clients are also my friends,” said Mike Asker, Grangeville Farm Bureau Insurance agent. Agricultural producers have many assets in land, cattle, crops, buildings, and machinery that need covered by some type of insurance policy. Producers also need health coverage on themselves and their families.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
While numbers have significantly dropped and raised within the last five years, the current standing of cattle and calves in Idaho County, as of Jan. 1, 2017, is less than 2 percent down from head totals for this same time in 2013.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Farmers, ranchers, agri-support personnel and others interested are invited to attend a morning tour of the Camas Prairie grain industry and a hosted breakfast on Thursday, June 29. The Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour will start with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Craigmont Community Center and concludes at noon. Speakers will include University of Idaho research and extension staff.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Forest Service has completed all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning and sale preparation work for the Woodrat Salvage Sale, one of the first Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) projects to be planned in the region.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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.May 10, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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