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A $1 million donation means work can start on the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, which will include the world’s largest research dairy.

Milk prices are good today, but five years of low prices have taken a toll on the dairy industry. The Gem State is America’s No. 3 dairy producer.

    COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Farm Bureau annual dinner meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Community Hall. The featured speaker will be Brent Frei, who will talk about TerraClear, an automated solution for rock picking.

      Before there were weather apps for the smartphone, Doppler radar, or the National Weather Service, our ancestors looked to the signs from nature to prepare for what’s to come. These were passed down from generation to generation and were recently shared by Farmers’ Almanac as bits of weather…

        PUYALLUP, Wash. – The 2019 Washington State Fair Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show was held in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 8. Angus exhibitors led 81 entries at the show.

          Although wheat and barley continue to be the mainstays of North Central Idaho’s farm scene, flashier crops, including grapes, hemp and sunflowers are garnering a lot of attention. Meanwhile, technological advancements are the big news in ranching. Welcome to The Idaho County Free Press’s lat…

            CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Grange will host its annual chili feed on Saturday, Oct.5. Chili, corn bread, beverage and desserts are on the menu and cost is a donation. Proceeds from the chili feed help to maintain the historic hall in Clearwater.

              COTTONWOOD – HUB will sponsor its 2019 crop insurance meeting this Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Community Hall. Pepper Harman, Bryan Higgins and Kevin Duling will all be offering 2019 damage information, current crop coverage and future needs.

                Fall leaves were decorating Pioneer Park last Saturday, Sept. 14, as vendors plied their wares at Saturday’s Grangeville Farmers’ Market. That market day featured a special event, “Exploring Your Health and Home” with related services and offerings.

                COTTONWOOD – Rod Behler practically teethed on the tires at Fred’s Body Shop. He was 2 years old when his father purchased the George Kaschmitter Building in 1959.

                COTTONWOOD – With the guidance of Grangeville High School agricultural sciences teacher Katie Mosman-Wilson, the 2019 Idaho County Fair was good to Grangeville FFA.

                Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

                It was a dusty harvest evening on Canyon Road outside of Grangeville Saturday, Aug. 17.

                It was a good day for haying in Cottonwood Saturday, July 6. This young farm worker was busy baling hay on Substation Road in the late afternoon.

                GRANGEVILLE – Four area teens are in the running for queen and princess to represent the Border Days 2020 rodeo. Riding competition and interviews were held at the Border Days arena last Friday, June 28, with Brittney Benavidez, Erin Chmelik, Kaylee Page and Josie Remacle participating. Sele…

                GRANGEVILLE – Four area teens are in the running for queen and princess to represent the Border Days 2020 rodeo. Riding competition and interviews were held at the Border Days arena last Friday, June 28, with Brittney Benavidez, Erin Chmelik, Kaylee Page and Josie Remacle participating. Sele…

                In Idaho, potatoes have long been the staple crop of our agricultural sector and economy. We are responsible for about 30 percent of the country’s total potato production. That production goes a long way in feeding the rest of the country, as potatoes are the leading vegetable crop and the s…

                  CRAIGMONT -- Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 7 a.m., at the Craigmont Community Hall. All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend a hosted breakfast and morning tour of the Prairie Area grain i…

                    As of May 10, Idahoans must obtain a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting certain controlled burn activities. Permits can be obtained online at burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices in Kamiah and Craigmont.

                      GRANGEVILLE – The Bicentennial Historical Society will host Dave Bodine Tuesday, April 9, noon, in the basement of the Bicentennial Museum, 305 N. College Street Grangeville. The regular monthly meeting will follow.

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