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

    BOISE — A plan to create the nation’s largest research dairy advanced with last month’s vote by the Idaho State Board of Education to allow the University of Idaho to buy land for the $45 million project.

    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.

        Photo submitted by Earl Bennett, Idaho State Historical Society The Bodine family was able to gather for the Century Farm Award (L-R) Timothy Bodine, Bobbi, David, and Tim’s wife, Marnie.

          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.

            Incumbent Mark Baune will be seeking re-election to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Idaho County Committee in elections to be held next month. Mailing began last week for ballots to eligible agricultural producers, and these must be returned the Idaho County FSA office by Dec. 3.

              Fall is here, and with it fall calving for some and weaning spring born calves for others. This is a good time to evaluate the body condition of your cattle. Cattle producers are invited to a body condition scoring of beef cattle class on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cottonwood Livestock Auction in Cottonwood.

                According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service there are 2.4 million head of cattle in Idaho as of Jan. 1, 2018. Idaho County reports 32,500 head. According to the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, the state is “the 3rd largest dairy-producing state in the nation, with more than 14 billion pounds of milk produced in 2015.”

                  The Idaho Beef Council’s investment in the PNI this year funded multiple retail promotions with major regional chains as well as several business development teams that have traveled to the Pacific Northwest — the latest team visiting during May 2018.

                    PULLMAN, Wash. - So small it can't be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes and other crops could gain a new, nature-based way to fight back, thanks to Cynthia Gleason and Jennifer Watts, scientists at Washington State University.

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