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It was a perfect, warm, yet breezy Saturday, July 25, for swathing hay in this field off Mt. Idaho Grade Road.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has distributed more than $215 million to 41 states and Puerto Rico for distribution to 742 eligible counties that will be used to support public schools, roads and specific county programs. 

    “FOOD Brings Everyone to the Table” is the theme for this year’s Ag Day – March 24th. Our country’s farmers and ranchers work hard to provide food and clothing for our country and the world. The Idaho County Farm Service Agency is proud to honor our local farmers and ranchers and recognize t…

      BOISE – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has a March 13 application deadline for Fiscal Year 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects. This includes currently funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects.

      BOISE -- A bill that would remove sales tax on custom meat processing in certain cases is headed to the House floor after the Revenue and Taxation Committee voted unanimously to approve it last Monday, Feb. 17.

      BOISE -- A proposal to create a plan for regulating industrial hemp in Idaho will move to the full Senate floor for a vote after farmers turned out in support at a legislative committee meeting Feb. 20. 

        Idaho has been listed as one of the fastest growing states in the union. No matter where you live in the state you are seeing unprecedented growth and development in many communities of the Gem State. The theme of the 2020 Idaho Ag Summit is Rural Resilience- Surviving Growth.

        GRANGEVILLE – Katie Mosman hasn’t let any grass grow under her feet during the past two years.

        BOISE — Dr. Michael Parrella, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Idaho, presented the Agriculture Research and Extension Service’s budget for fiscal year 2020 Wednesday morning to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.

          Two Idaho County ag producers will be presenters at the upcoming Three Rivers Grazing Conference in Lewiston. Dion Heckman of White Bird, and Derrick Stuivenga of Grangeville, will be presenting on using drones for cattle surveillance and herding.

            The 128-year-old Bodine Farm was recently awarded a Century Farm honor. Frederick and Susan Elizabeth Shearer moved from Winchester, Va., in 1852, going first to Parks Bar, Calif., then to Elk Creek, near Riggins, where they operated a ferry and sawmill. They then moved to Mt. Idaho and purchased the present farm (178 acres) near Grangeville in 1891 from the federal government.

              Young horse enthusiasts participated in the 2018 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show Saturday, July 28, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. 24 youth took part in the show to complete their 4-H projects. The judge for the show was Amber Hartley of Asotin, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow, was the trail class judge while Dorothy Jentges of Greencreek was the ranch trail judge.

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