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Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Yahoo ? AFP, June 16, 2018Residents of a village in Indonesia were suspicious that a python had eaten their neighbour so they cut it open and found th ...
18-06-2018 16:04

Congress considers Farm Bill this week

Washington--House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway finally get the House farm bill to the Senate this week, but it all depends on House Republican leaders goi ...
18-06-2018 16:03

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protectio

Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act nowWASHINGTON? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-en ...
15-06-2018 16:03


The first batch of graduates in the Diploma in Forestry and Fisheries graduated on the 11 June 2018 after 2 years of study. The ceremony was held at t ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Farm Bureau: Farmers Buoyed by Senate Farm Bill Vo

WASHINGTON? The Senate Agriculture Committee approved its farm bill on a near-unanimous vote, 20-1, sending the bill to the Senate floor for a debate ...
14-06-2018 16:04

Water Supply Expected to Be Adequate

BOISE,? The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has released the sixth and final water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year. As of ...
14-06-2018 16:04

Penka the cow spared death over crossing EU border

Yahoo ? AFP, June 11, 2018This handout picture taken near the village of Kopilovtsi in Bulgaria and released by the Four Paws Foundation shows Penka ...
12-06-2018 16:08

Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents

WASHINGTON? The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, today filed a brief in support of ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision

WASHINGTON? The following statement about a recent federal district court ruling regarding the 2015 ?Waters of the United States? rule may be attribut ...
12-06-2018 16:06

GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP Plenary Assembly - Sixth Session 201

Prof B. Lalljee at the FAO headquarters, June 2018 The Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly (PA) constitutes the main venue where all GSP partner ...
11-06-2018 16:04

Bill Helps Protect Farmers and Ranchers From High Health Car

Washington--Recently introduced House legislation addresses one of farmers and ranchers? major concerns related to health insurance?cost. The Health I ...
07-06-2018 16:02

Dairy Meetings Scheduled

DAIRY REVENUE PROTECTION MEETINGSMEETING DETAILSDr. John Newton and Charlie Garrison will be the presenters in three separate meetings being held acro ...
07-06-2018 16:02

Pruitt signs Memorandum allowing Idaho wastewater oversight

Boise?Scott Pruitt, Head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, signed a memorandum on Tuesday giving Idaho cities and businesses wastewater overs ...
06-06-2018 16:03

Monsanto acquisition closes on Thursday

St Louis?Bayer?s acquisition of Monsanto finally closes this Thursday. And the worldwide brand name Monsanto will soon be known as Bayer.The two compa ...
05-06-2018 16:03

University dedicates Farm Bureau Foyer to the Future

By Sean EllisMOSCOW? The University of Idaho christened its ?Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Foyer to the Future? May 22 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony ...
04-06-2018 16:03

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering fro

Sign up Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised FishWASHINGTON?The U.S. Depa ...
01-06-2018 16:03

Rare white bison born at Belgrade Zoo

Yahoo ? AFP, 30 May 2018"Dusanka", an extremely rare white bison, was born at Belgrade zooOne of the world\'s rarest animals -- a white bison -- has b ...
31-05-2018 16:05

House Lawmakers Eye Late June for Second Attempt at Farm Bil

Washington--With the House?s failure to pass the farm bill last week, a second vote on the legislation will likely be pushed to late June. Meanwhile, ...
30-05-2018 16:03

Dairy Farmers Have Until June 1 to Apply for Safety Net Prog

Many Participants Will Receive Payments Beginning in Early JuneWASHINGTON?The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June ...
29-05-2018 16:04

The US Pushes China to double Ag Imports

Washington?US Trade officials want China to increase US Ag imports each year. Trade negotiators want China to import at least $25 billion more next y ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Agriculture could be big winner in U.S.-China trade thaw

POCATELLO ? Agriculture could end up being one of the big winners of what was until very recently a looming trade war between the U.S. and China.The t ...
24-05-2018 16:04

ESPA Recharged

Half Million Acre feet sent into East Snake AquiferBOISE ? Idaho Water Resource Board officials estimate they will reach a new record of 524,000 acre ...
24-05-2018 16:04

World Bee Day 2018

The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the ...
23-05-2018 16:03


Maurice fait partie des pays les mieux structurés en Afrique en ce qui concerne la sûreté alimentaire selon l\'expert français de la FAO Didier Montet ...
23-05-2018 16:03

New Pesticide Use Bill

Le Pesticide Use Bill sera introduit le mardi 22 mai en première lecture à l\'Assemblée nationale. Le Pesticide Use Bill sera introduit le mardi 22 ma ...
23-05-2018 16:03

A new weapon against sexual assault: Dutch police dogs train

DutchNews, May 15, 2018Police dogs have many roles. Photo: Graham DockeryDutch police have a new weapon at their disposal in the hunt for rapists ? a ...
16-05-2018 16:05

Idaho grower featured in Smithsonian 'Precision Farming' exh

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationPOCATELLO ? Robert Blair?s North Idaho farm is one of four farming operations around the country that are bei ...
15-05-2018 16:04

American Farm Bureau Urges House Members to Oppose Harmful F

Washington--As farmers and ranchers suffer under an agriculture recession entering its fifth year, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 3 ...
12-05-2018 16:03


Government is committed to encourage the practice of organic farming among other methods of agricultural production with modern and intelligent techni ...
11-05-2018 16:04

Bangladesh puppy killer sentenced

Yahoo ? AFP, May 10, 2018 Activists have in recent years successfully campaigned to stop mass cullingsof street dogs in Dhaka and other cities (AFP P ...
11-05-2018 16:05
10-05-2018 16:04

Dairy West expands potential reach of Idaho dairy industry

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationBOISE ? The potential market reach of Idaho?s dairy industry has been greatly expanded with the formation of ...
09-05-2018 16:04

Secure Rural Schools Funding for Idaho Announced

Simpson?s vote for fiscal year 2018 appropriations delivers county payments to IdahoWashington-The U.S. Forest Service announced Secure Rural Schools ...
09-05-2018 16:04

Australia pledges cash to help save the koala

Yahoo ? AFP, May 7, 2018Habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease have taken their toll on one of Australia\'s most recognisa ...
08-05-2018 16:06

Diesel Fuel Rates Near Late 2014 Levels

Washington--With the vast majority of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the United States moving to their final destination by truck, on-highway di ...
07-05-2018 16:03

Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

The National Open Data Portal comprising one hundred datasets encompassing 20 categories, has been launched, in the context of the Open Data Initiativ ...
07-05-2018 16:03

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at London airport

Yahoo ? AFP, May 4, 2018Saltwater crocodiles from Malaysia found at London Heathrow Airport had not been packed in accordance with international regul ...
06-05-2018 16:04

Farm Bureau Hails Publishing of Food Disclosure Standard

WASHINGTON? The following statement regarding the proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard may be attributed to American Farm Bureau F ...
04-05-2018 16:03

Farm Bureau to Offer Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

WASHINGTON? The American Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, has developed a new risk-management insu ...
03-05-2018 16:03


  Dear ALL Valued Alumni and Students of the Faculty of Agriculture, The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is pleased to invite you to the ...
03-05-2018 16:03

ID FBF Seed Program

Idaho Farm Bureau members can buy seeds at a discount! Commodities Director Zak Miller tells us about the member benefit seed program. ...
03-05-2018 16:03

IFBF Seed Program

Pocatello--It\'s planting time across the Gem State and Idaho Farm Bureau members can buy seeds at a discount!Commodities Director Zack Miller tells u ...
02-05-2018 16:03

Farmers, Conservationists Call on Congress to Protect Crop I

Washington--With the farm bill expected on the House floor in the next few weeks, farmers, ranchers, and many others are urging lawmakers to protect c ...
02-05-2018 16:03

Cattle market trending upward

Boise--After a rollercoaster spring, cattle prices are trending upward. Fed cattle are trading steady today compared to a week ago. "The last two wee ...
01-05-2018 16:03

Idaho Waster supply in good shape

Idaho City - The Natural Resources Conservation Service took the final snow survey of the year at Mores Creek Summit on Monday afternoon.They found th ...
01-05-2018 16:03

Agricultural Broadband Bill Important Milestone, Farm Bureau

Agricultural Broadband Bill Important Milestone, Farm Bureau SaysWashington--The Senate Commerce Committee today approved S. 2343, the Precision Agric ...
27-04-2018 16:03

IFBF State Resolution meeting

?Boise--The Idaho Farm Bureau Spring Resolution meeting was held in Boise today. The meeting is a critical part of the organization\'s policy book. "T ...
27-04-2018 16:03

Relationship between biodiversity and public health via an e

Some examples of relationships between health, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Its thus crucial that we alter the rapid loss in biodiversity. ...
26-04-2018 16:03

VIDEO: Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has

VIDEO: Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapo ...
25-04-2018 16:05

Idaho water supply outlook for 2018 looks promising

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationPOCATELLO­ ?Farmers and ranchers throughout Idaho should have an ample supply of irrigation water this year.L ...
25-04-2018 16:03

Idaho Fuel Prices Up

Boise?Alex Reed is planting beans outside of Filer this week and he got an unpleasant surprise.When he went to fill up his truck gas prices had spiked ...
25-04-2018 16:03

Farmers? Share of Food Dollar At Record Low

Washington--The USDA?s Economic Research Service?s Food Dollar Series recently revealed that in 2016 the farmers? share of the food dollar fell to 14. ...
23-04-2018 16:03

Farm Bureau Encourages Lawmakers to Support Death Tax Repeal

Washington-Many farms and ranches will be helped by the recently enacted estate tax exemption of $11 million per person indexed for inflation and the ...
21-04-2018 16:03

Talk by Prof P. MARTENS

The talk of Prof P. Marten is available here and his website can be consulted Meeting with Prof D. Jhurry, VC of the University of Mauritius Ab ...
20-04-2018 16:03

2018 Idaho wine grape crop looks to be better than 2017

By Sean EllisCALDWELL ? The size of Idaho?s 2018 wine grape crop should be markedly higher than the 2017 crop, according to vintners and vineyard owne ...
19-04-2018 16:03

Sage Grouse Initiative Can Help Fund Habitat Improvements

Boise?The Natural Resources Conservation Service?s Sage Grouse Initiative helps fund work to improve sage grouse habitat in Idaho. Interested landowne ...
19-04-2018 16:03

Trump ponders return to TPP

Washington-President Trump says that he?s thinking about the US rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an effort to counteract China?s spreading i ...
18-04-2018 16:03

BLM Teaming with Ranchers to reduce Wildfires on Owyhee Rang

Grandview - The Bureau of Land Management says this summer they\'re teaming up Owyhee County ranchers to help stop the threat of wildfires on the Owyh ...
17-04-2018 16:03

Federal Legislation Delivers Big Wins for Idaho Agriculture

Op-EdBy Congressman Mike SimpsonWashington? ?Idaho?s history of agriculture excellence is critical to our economy, accounting for 20% the state?s gros ...
16-04-2018 16:03
14-04-2018 16:03

2018 Farm Bill Heads to House Ag Committee

Washington- The race is on to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and with mixed-support and it\'s not going to be easy. House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway R- ...
14-04-2018 16:03

Idaho lawmakers call for ranchers to be reimbursed for legal

Paul Nettleton of the Joyce Ranch, Owyhee County, Jake Putnam photoBy Sean EllisBOISE ? A proclamation passed by the Idaho Legislature encourages the ...
14-04-2018 16:03
13-04-2018 16:03

A talk with President Bryan Searle

Shelley--Bryan Searle is a busy man, especially this time of year. He\'s running Searle Farms and he\'s in the middle of planting grain. And on this d ...
12-04-2018 16:02

Idaho?s snowpack poised to peak

BOISE ? The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the fourth water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year. Precipitation since ...
10-04-2018 16:03

Idaho farm labor market gets tighter as wage earnings rise

Farm workers prune wine grape plants April 3 in a vineyard near Caldwell. Idaho farmers and ranchers say the pool of available farm laborers is tighte ...
10-04-2018 16:03

Fans jubilant as Bollywood star Salman Khan freed on bail

Yahoo ? AFP, April 7, 2018Salman Khan is one of the world\'s highest-paid actors (AFP Photo)Bollywood superstar Salman Khan left prison on Saturday af ...
08-04-2018 16:05

Chinese Tariffs Concern Idaho Farmers

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationBOISE ?? China?s announcement that it will impose tariffs of 15 to 25 percent on a slew of U.S. farm products ...
07-04-2018 16:03

Farm Bureau Statement on Chinese Tariff Announcement

Washington-The following statement on today?s Chinese tariff announcement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: ...
06-04-2018 16:03

China announces latest Tariffs, targeting US Wheat

Washington--China announced another round of tariffs, this time on more than 100 American-made products, including wheat. It?s the second time China  ...
06-04-2018 16:03

USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Bipartisan Budget Act Makes Substantial Program ChangesWASHINGTON?U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to conside ...
05-04-2018 16:03

China imposes tariffs on 128 US Products

Canyon County grapes could feel the impact of China\'s imposed tariffs, Putnam photo Washington--China fired back against US steel and aluminum tariff ...
03-04-2018 16:03

Idaho farmers expect to plant more grain acres in 2018

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationPOCATELLO ? Idaho farmers expect to plant slightly more grain acres in 2018 and slightly less hay, sugar beet ...
02-04-2018 16:04

Idaho Ranks 3rd Nationally in Census of Ag Surveys

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationPOCATELLO ? Idaho farmers and ranchers rank No.3 in the nation when it comes to responding to 2017 Census of ...
31-03-2018 16:03


BOISE ? Governor C.L. ?Butch? Otter said the final legislative session of his three terms in office continued advancing progress made in recent years ...
31-03-2018 16:03

Judge rules in favor of potato farmers in PCN lawsuit

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationBOISE ? Claims by a group of potato farmers in Eastern Idaho affected by a federal pale cyst nematode quarant ...
30-03-2018 16:03

Ellis joins Idaho Farm Bureau as media contact

POCATELLO ? Veteran journalist Sean Ellis has joined Idaho Farm Bureau Federation as publications editor and will also handle media inquiries for IFBF ...
29-03-2018 16:03

Idaho Water Resource Board to dump 440,000 acre-feet into th

BOISE ? The Idaho Water Resource Board estimated that 440,000 acre-feet of water will flow into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA) during by the e ...
29-03-2018 16:03

Food Prices going up in 2018

Washington--Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil resul ...
28-03-2018 16:03

Farm Bureau Concerned About Chinese Trade Retaliation

Washington--The following statement on possible trade retaliation by China against U.S. farm exports may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federat ...
27-03-2018 16:05

Spending Bill Includes ELD Extension on Livestock Truckers

Washington?Truckers hauling livestock are now exempted from using the federal electronic logging device until Sept. 30 under new language in the $1.3 ...
24-03-2018 16:03


At the Career organised by the Students of the Faculty, Mr Sooltangos from the Innodis group gave an interesting presentation on the career opportunit ...
23-03-2018 16:03

Simpson Secures Fire Borrowing Fix and Forestry Reforms in t

Washington- Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded the inclusion of a fire borrowing fix and forestry reforms in the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Si ...
23-03-2018 16:03

Celebration of International Forest Day In Rodrigues

Forêts et villes durables. C?est le thème de la journée internationale de la forêt célébrée ce mercredi 21 Mars 2018. Un atelier de travail s?est tenu ...
23-03-2018 16:03

Trespass bill protects property rights in Idaho

                     POCATELLO ?Idaho lawmakers today passed a common-sense bill that strengthens the protection of private property rights ...
23-03-2018 16:03

A right to repair: Farmers want computer codes

Roberts?Since the dawn of time, Farmers not only produced food to feed the world, but they fixed the machinery that helped them do it.Enter the 21st c ...
22-03-2018 16:03

Lawmakers honor JFAC chairmen

Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, Rep. Maxine Bell, Senators Shawn Keough and Trent Hill--Ritter photoBoise--A touching noon-hour rotunda ceremony hon ...
21-03-2018 16:03

House passes resolution to pay Ranchers legal fees

Boise--The Idaho House of Representatives passed a resolution Monday advising the state?s Constitutional Defense Fund to reimburse two Owyhee County r ...
20-03-2018 16:03

NCBA Hails Introduction of Bipartisan ACRE Act in U.S. House

Washington- The National Cattlemen\'s Beef Association backs the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent 2 ...
19-03-2018 16:03

Idaho Wheat Commission Funds Endowed Chair of Risk Managemen

Boise-The Idaho Wheat Commission announced a $2 million gift to the University of Idaho Thursday to fund a new effort to expand education focused on r ...
16-03-2018 16:03

March Snowpack adds to year totals

Snowpack at Cuddy Mountain viewpoint looking into the Snake River from elevation 7,800 ft.  The Wallowa mountain range in Oregon can be seen in the d ...
16-03-2018 16:03

Transportation Department Extends ELD Waiver for Ag Haule

Washington--The Department of Transportation has again extended the deadline for agricultural haulers to comply with the electronic logging device man ...
16-03-2018 16:03

House Ag Chair looking at Farm Bill Changes

Washington--House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is holding off planned debate of the new farm bill to negotiate changes in the nutrition title tha ...
15-03-2018 16:03

Sheering Season in Gem County

Letha--Over 4,000 sheep are running through sheering sheds at Soulen ranch outside of Emmett this week, Rancher Harry Soulen says it was an easy seaso ...
15-03-2018 16:03

Organic Livestock rules withdrawn

Farm Bureau Praises Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices RuleWashington--The USDA announced this morning that it has withdrawn the Or ...
14-03-2018 16:03

Pretty polly or pests" Dutch in a flap over parakeets

Yahoo ? AFP, Charlotte VAN OUWERKERK, 12 March 2018Thousands of rose-ringed parakeets, close relatives of parrots, have made their home in the Netherl ...
13-03-2018 16:04

CRP Renewal Contracts

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship ContractsBOISE? Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation eff ...
12-03-2018 16:03

Winter Returns to Idaho

BOISE ? The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the third water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year. Precipitation since the ...
09-03-2018 16:03

FARM Act gains Support

Washington--A bill exempting animal feeding operations from reporting air emissions could move through the Senate quickly, because of bipartisan suppo ...
09-03-2018 16:03

Harvest for All

Hungry Americans Benefit from Farm Bureau DonationsWASHINGTON? The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau donated a record of more than 51.4 million p ...
08-03-2018 16:04


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