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Idaho Delegation Cheer DOI Sage-Grouse Plans

Collaborative effort receives bipartisan praise from governorsWashington, D.C. ? Idaho?s congressional delegation applauding the collaborative efforts ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Dutch introduce fitness tests for flat faced dogs before the

DutchNews, March 18, 2019Photo: Depositphotos.comThe Netherlands is to introduce fitness tests for flat faced dogs such as pugs and boxers to make sur ...
19-03-2019 16:06

Trump Administration proposes Broadband Initiative

Washington?The American Broadband Initiative is designed to help rural America connect to rural broadband internet.Access to reliable and cheap intern ...
18-03-2019 16:04

National/Idaho Ag Day observed at the Idaho Statehouse

Boise--At the Idaho Statehouse, a stunning display for National Ag Day.A table set for 165 people, That\'s the number of people an Idaho farmer can fe ...
15-03-2019 16:04

USDA Outlines Eligibility for 2019 Supplemental Coverage Opt

WASHINGTON,? The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Risk Management Agency announced this week that producers who purchased or plan to purchase the 2019 ...
15-03-2019 16:04

Broad Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Farm Program Fundi

Washington--As farmers, ranchers and rural communities grapple with a devastatingly weak farm economy, nearly 200 organizations, including the America ...
15-03-2019 16:04

Farm income projected to climb 10-percent in 2019

Washington? Good news for the nation?s farmers, Department of Agriculture economists are showing a slight rise in net farm income this coming year. Th ...
13-03-2019 16:05

February Jobs Report: Job Growth Drops Significantly from Pr

Washington--After four consecutive reports of more than 200,000 jobs created a month, the report of February?s 20,000 new positions was something of a ...
13-03-2019 16:05

Net farm income projections

Washington? Good news for the nation?s farmers, Department of Agriculture economists are showing a slight rise in net farm income this coming year. Th ...
13-03-2019 16:05

NRCS releases March 2019 Water Supply Outlook Report

Boise--The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the March Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2019 water year.February 2019 sh ...
12-03-2019 16:04

Simpson and Fulcher Applaud USFWS Decision to Delist Wolves

Decision would empower states to manage the recovered populationWashington- Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher lauded Acting Secretary of ...
12-03-2019 16:04

Women's Leadership Conference builds advocacy

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Women\'s Leadership Conference was held in Boise this past weekend. The theme for this years conference was: \'Grow w ...
10-03-2019 16:05

Horse takes daily stroll through Frankfurt ? without owner

Deutsche Welle, 9 March 2019Veterinarians have dismissed criticism that the Arabian mare poses a danger to herself and others during her morning walks ...
10-03-2019 16:07

The USDA?s Early Look at 2019 Farm Income

USDA\'s Next Update: August 2019Washington--On March 6, USDA released the first projections for farm income and other financial indicators for the 201 ...
09-03-2019 16:05

Chimps' cultural diversity threatened by humans, study says

Yahoo ? AFP, March 7, 2019Researchers who studied 144 chimpanzee communities in Equatorial Africa found 31 behaviors that varied from one group to ano ...
08-03-2019 16:09

Focus on Agriculture #3

Agriculture in Idaho is an important part of the state\'s way of life and represents a substantial portion of the state\'s economy. 20% of Idaho\'s sa ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Income over Feed margin triggers first safety net payment of

WASHINGTON? The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Farm Service Agency announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Feds attempt to cut ESA protection of Wolves--Again

Washington--The Trump administration wants to cut federal endangered species protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states.The US Fish & Wild ...
07-03-2019 16:05

USDA: Fewer cows producing more milk in 2019

Boise? Dairy farmers are taking a close look at a US Department of Agriculture report just out that shows that US Dairies will produce more milk from ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Interior names Idaho BLM Director

                                                    Photo courtesty of the BLMBoise--John Ruhs will be the next Idaho BLM Di ...
05-03-2019 16:04

War horses: Syria's Arabian beauties plod way to recovery

Yahoo ? AFP, Maher al-Mounes, March 3, 2019Arabian mare Karen is one of dozens of Arabian horses from all over Syria recovering from the impact of con ...
04-03-2019 16:06

Feb buried

After six months of record rain and snow across Idaho, record snowpack is still piling up in the mountains.So much snow that the Monthly Moore?s Creek ...
02-03-2019 16:04

IDAHO?S WATER SUPPLY OUTLOOK WELL ABOVE NORMAL

For the first time in decades the Sno-tel site at Mores Creek Summit is completely buried in more than 10 feet of snow.BOISE? After six months of reco ...
01-03-2019 16:05

American Broadband Initiatives: A Work in Progress

Credit: Lazaro Switch / CC BY 2.0Washington--Access to affordable and reliable broadband is critical to modern agricultural practices and the quality ...
28-02-2019 16:04

February Snowpack levels

February bought abundant snow to Idaho?s mountains and especially to the mid-elevations. February precipitation so far is 270% of average in the Boise ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Fewer "Great" Pumpkins for Halloween

Though Ohio is one of the nation?s top pumpkin-producing states, heavy summer rains and flooding have impacted this fall?s pumpkin crop, meaning fewer ...
27-02-2019 16:04

The drink of the season

With 270,000 dairy cows producing more than 630 million gallons of milk and 28 million hens laying more than seven billion eggs at farms throughout th ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Farmer Selfies are the Newest Trend on the Farm

Farmer Alan taking a #felfie in his barn. Photo Credit: Ohio Pork Council.?Felfies,? or farmer selfies, are becoming more popular on social media site ...
27-02-2019 16:04

New Farming Trend: Crickets for Consumption"

A new farming trend has hit Ohio recently with a crop that may be a revolutionary answer to future farming sustainability: crickets.Big Cricket Farms, ...
27-02-2019 16:04

'Tis the Season for Plentiful Pumpkins Across Ohio

Fall season has arrived in Ohio and along with it a favorite crop for food and fun: pumpkins. From pumpkin pie to Jack-o?-lanterns, Ohioans are ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Farm Science Review Breaks New Ground

Ohio?s premier agricultural event, Farm Science Review (FSR), will take place September 17-19 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Turkey Top Ten

Thanksgiving is only a week away and to honor this all-American holiday, my blog is devoted to talking turkey! Here are 10 turkey fun facts you can sh ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Warm thoughts for the frozen donkeys

In the past month, Ohioan?s have experienced some of the coldest recorded temperatures in decades. Just this week, we were blasted with yet another wi ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Big Data and the Farm

A farm near Klingerstown, Pa. Imagine a world where seeds are automatically planted and crops email you when they need water. That world is alre ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Record Forecast for 2014 Corn and Soybean Harvest

Despite concerns about crop yields earlier this summer for Ohio corn and soybean farmers, the USDA?s August Crop Production Report forecast for ...
27-02-2019 16:04

2013 Crop Harvest Update

 November is just around the corner and that means Ohio?s grain farmers are close to finishing their 2013 crop harvests. So, what are farmers saying ...
27-02-2019 16:04

What's Ahead for Agriculture"

Here?s a snapshot of the issues and trends that could impact U.S. agriculture during 2014.Policy IssuesFarm Bill: According to the ...
27-02-2019 16:04

BLM AND FOREST SERVICE GRAZING FEES LOWERED IN 2019

WASHINGTON - The Federal grazing fee for 2019 will drop to $1.35 per animal unit month for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Spring Reveals Problems for Northeast Ohio Wine Industry

Photo Credit: The Wine MerchantThe snow has disappeared and many Ohioans are getting excited about sunny days and outdoor pursuits, while the agricult ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Drones: Not Just in Star Wars Anymore

Amazon was recently put under the microscope for their new plan to use unmanneddrones for a delivery program called Aerial angles that can inspect cro ...
27-02-2019 16:04

The New, Young Face of Farming

When we think of the millennial generation and their jobs, where do we imagine them" Maybe working in a start-up company with an open workspace. Or po ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Feeding the 9 billion

 Guest author Willie Vogt, published Farm Futures storyImage 1: By Rajesh Kumar Singh, APRising population challenges farmers to ?step up,? yet work ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Use Your Off Season

Guest author Dean Heffta, published Corn+Soybean DigestThere?s no slow season anymore! Farmers tell me that often. With crop and business demands, it ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Polar Vortex Affects Ohio Crops and Livestock

Image courtesy of Bill Griffin Months ago, the Farmer?s Almanac predicted a ?frigid winter with bitter cold and heavy snow,? but this season is tur ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Wet Weather Means Late Start for Planting Season

The month of May, an exciting transition of seasons for many, can be a stressful time for our local corn and soybean farmers. According to the USDA, s ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Ohio State Extension Grain C.A.R.T. Assists with Grain Bin

As we enter harvest season, grain bins throughout the state are beginning to fill up. Now, is the ideal time to revisit grain-bin safety and highlight ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Handing Down the Family Farm

Planning how to pass along a farm from one generation to the next can be a difficult and emotional issue for many farming families. But as tough as it ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Planning for 2014 cash flow

Guest author Paul Burgener, published ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Ohio?s Maple Production ? A Sweet Business

Ohio has a long history of maple syrup production.  According to the Ohio Maple Producers Association, there are 12 maple-producing states in the Uni ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Simpson Supports Public Lands Package

S. 47 includes two Simpson bills and LWCF reauthorizationWashington,- On Tuesday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported final passage of S. 47, the ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Spotting the Vine that Ate the South in Ohio

† Imagine a weed that grows a foot per day and has the power to swallow a whole house, spread through fields and even reach the tips of power lin ...
27-02-2019 16:04

CSA: The Farm to Kitchen Table Trend That is Taking Off Ever

Have you ever heard of Community Supported Agriculture (also known as CSA)" If you haven?t, it is definitely worth some Googling. This new trend ...
27-02-2019 16:04

Fifty-Business Groups Support Estate Tax Repeal

Washington--Repeal is the most effective way to protect family-run businesses from the estate tax, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 5 ...
26-02-2019 16:04

Focus on Ag #2

Idaho agriculture is flourishing. In fact, it is the single largest contributor to Idaho?s economy, accounting for 20% of Idaho?s gross state product ...
23-02-2019 16:04

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Awar

POCATELLO ? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has earned the American Farm Bureau Federation?s Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his efforts during the 115th Con ...
22-02-2019 16:06

Farm Bureau commits $100,000 toward agricultural research ce

POCATELLO ? Idaho Farm Bureau Federation will contribute $100,000 to University of Idaho?s proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.I ...
22-02-2019 16:06

AFBF, Idaho Farm Bureau File Brief Supporting Utah Ranchers

WASHINGTON? The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the state of Utah and San Juan County (Utah), last week f ...
21-02-2019 16:05

Female wolf settles in the Netherlands and may have a mate

DutchNews, February 19, 2019A gray wolf. Photo: Depositphotos.comA female wolf which has been roaming the northern part of the Veluwe national park in ...
20-02-2019 16:07

Farm Bureau members dine with their lawmakers

By Sean EllisIdaho Farm Bureau FederationBOISE ? Sixty-three of Idaho?s 105 legislators attended Idaho Farm Bureau Federation?s annual ?Legislative an ...
19-02-2019 16:05

We need a better guest worker program

America has a farm labor shortage. By ZIPPY DUVALAmericans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally g ...
19-02-2019 16:05

Tell the EPA You Support Clean Water and Clear Rules

Washington--With the publication earlier this week of EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? proposed new Clean Water Rule, Farm Bureau is urging f ...
16-02-2019 16:04

Farm Bankruptcies in 2018: The Truth is out there

Washington--Here?s what we know: Caseload statistics from the United States Courts indicate that in 2018 Chapter 12 family farmer and family fisherman ...
15-02-2019 16:03

AFBF: EPA proposal promises clean water, clear rules

Washington--The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: ?Today?s release of a new draft Clean Water R ...
15-02-2019 16:03

Rescue of 200 dogs destined for slaughterhouse begins in Sou

Yahoo ? News, 13 February 2019The animal protection group Humane Society International saved about 200 dogs at a dog farm in Hongseong, 150 kilometres ...
14-02-2019 16:06

Leadership Committee donates to Ronald McDonald House

Boise--The Idaho Farm Bureau?s Women?s Leadership Committee met at Boise\'s Ronald McDonald House this morning with a check to the families of critica ...
13-02-2019 16:04

Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

Yahoo ? AFP, February 12, 2019Graphic on pangolins, the world\'s most heavily trafficked mammals. (AFP Photo/AFP)Malaysian authorities have made a rec ...
13-02-2019 16:07

'Our Food Link' day at the Statehouse

Boise--Members of the Idaho Farm Bureau Women\'s Leadership Committee delivered snack bags to Idaho lawmakers today on behalf of the Idaho Farm Bureau ...
12-02-2019 16:04

Kuna High Senior wins Women's Leadership Speech Contest

Boise--Katie Hettinga of Kuna won the Women\'s Leadership Committee Speech Contest this morning at the Idaho Statehouse. The event is sponsored by th ...
12-02-2019 16:04

American Farm Bureau backs anti-dumping investigation of Mex

Washington--The Commerce Department has indicated the United States will withdraw from a previous agreement with Mexico and resume an anti-dumping inv ...
11-02-2019 16:04

NRCS Idaho releases Water Supply Outlook Report

BOISE, ? The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the February Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2019 water year.January?s w ...
08-02-2019 16:04

India's 'granny' elephant dies aged 88

Yahoo ? AFP, 7 February 2019Awarded the title of "Gaja Muthassi" (elephant granny), Dakshayani took part in temple rituals and processions for decades ...
08-02-2019 16:06

January Jobs Report Shows Continued Growth

By Bob YoungAFBF Senior EconomistWashington--If you are confused about the future path of the general economy, you are by no means alone. The jobs rep ...
07-02-2019 16:04

AFBF Releases Strategic Action Plans

Washington--The American Farm Bureau Federation today released its top public policy goals for the year. The AFBF board approved its 2019 Strategic Ac ...
07-02-2019 16:04

NCBA, PLC Applaud Nomination of David Bernhardt to Be Interi

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted that David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas and water lobbyist, is his choice to run the US Department of ...
06-02-2019 16:04

AFBF Comments on FDA Dairy Food Labels

Washington--Consumers associate dairy foods with specific positive nutritional characteristics, and those qualities do not necessarily carry over to n ...
05-02-2019 16:03

Americans are Winging it for the Super Bowl

Credit: Shelby L. Bell / CC BY 2.0 ;   Washington--This coming Sunday, people around the country will partake in one of the most American of rituals ...
02-02-2019 16:03
01-02-2019 16:03

IWR Board and ESPA Cities reach agreement.

BOISE ? Idaho Water Resource Board officials lauded a recent agreement signed by 16 cities located in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA) region at ...
31-01-2019 16:02

ENACTMENT OF THE NEW FARM BILL

Senator Crapo listens to input from Idaho agriculture groups at an August Farm Bill Listening Session in Parma.Op-Ed by Senator Mike CrapoWashington-- ...
31-01-2019 16:02

AFBF taking Pal Program Applications

Washington--The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting nominations for its Partners in Advocacy Leadership program. The program aims to provide ...
30-01-2019 16:05

USDA Reports: Where art thou"

 Credit: Dlz28 / CC0 Washington--Five agencies within USDA publish regular reports: Agricultural Marketing Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Na ...
28-01-2019 16:03

POTATO OUTLOOK

Idaho Falls-Since the start of the season, the US potato market has been stagnant, gaining little headway. But growers are confident that the market w ...
28-01-2019 16:03

Wolf at the door" Farmers to get compensation for three

DutchNews, January 25, 2019A gray wolf. Photo: Depositphotos.comDamage done by wolves will be automatically compensated for the next three years, and ...
26-01-2019 16:06

Who holds farm debt"

Washington--USDA?s 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast projected farm sector debt at a record-high $409.5 billion, up 4.2 percent, or $16.4 billion, from ...
25-01-2019 16:03

More Snow Needed

Snowpack throughout Idaho is below normal for mid-January?and is especially low in a band across the southwest and south-central part of the state tha ...
25-01-2019 16:03

Reps. Smith, Bishop Introduce Estate Tax Repeal Bill

Washington--Recently introduced Farm Bureau-supported legislation would give farmers, ranchers and many others permanent relief from estate taxes. Whi ...
23-01-2019 16:03

Rebuilding America: AFBF Infrastructure Policy

New Orleans--Members of the Rebuild Rural Coalition shared insights about the likelihood of infrastructure policy changes at a workshop at AFBF?s 100t ...
23-01-2019 16:03

AFBF Read to work on immigration

Washington-The American Farm Bureau Federation commended Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the new chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, for setting ...
21-01-2019 16:03

American Farm Bureau Adopts Policies

New Orleans--Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation?s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organiz ...
19-01-2019 16:03

Idaho Farm Bureau welcomes Freshmen Lawmakers

Boise--The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation welcomed 25 newly-elected lawmakers at the annual Idaho Farm Bureau Freshman luncheon Wednesday.IFBF Legislati ...
17-01-2019 16:03

Western State Struggle with Governance of Public Lands

New Orleans--The challenge farmers and ranchers in western states have when it comes to public lands has its roots back in the revolutionary war, when ...
17-01-2019 16:03

More women returning to the farm in management roles

Jessica Wade is not only a teacher but help runs the family ranch in Downey, IdahoNew Orleans--Knowing that women approach business with different pri ...
16-01-2019 16:03

Animated film to spotlight bear that served in WWII

Yahoo ? AFP, Anna Maria Jakubek, January 13, 2019Wojtek getting attention from female soldiers. His remarkable life has now been turned into a movie ( ...
14-01-2019 16:05

Industrial Hemp: 'Comeback Crop' will benefit farmers

Hemp discussed at AFBF Annual MeetingNew Orleans--An expert panel outlined the politics, agronomics, and economics of industrial hemp at a workshop at ...
14-01-2019 16:03

AFBF honors Farm Dog of the Year

Joe Sheeran and Woody, 2019 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Credit: Nestle Purina PetCareNew Orleans--Woody, an Australian shepherd owned by Texas Fa ...
14-01-2019 16:03

USDA Extends Deadline for Trade Mitigation Package

Credit: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / CC0   Washington--USDA recently announced it would extend the deadline for farmers t ...
11-01-2019 16:03

Reviewing Dairy Margin Coverage

Washington--The 2014 farm bill provided the most comprehensive reform to the U.S. federal safety net in decades by replacing countercyclical income an ...
10-01-2019 16:03

Trump to attend AFBF Convention in New Orleans

New Orleans--President Donald Trump will attend the American Farm Bureau Federation?s annual meeting next week in New Orleans.The American Farm Bureau ...
10-01-2019 16:03

Simpson Advocates for Third Federal Judge in Idaho

Simpson, Fulcher introduce bill to increase the number of district judgesWashington, D.C. ? Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson introduced legislation last ...
10-01-2019 16:03

Farm income down 27 percent in Idaho.

BOISE ? After a harsh start last spring,  net farm income in Idaho dropped 27-percent last year.The year-end 2018 receipts showed that Idaho net farm ...
04-01-2019 16:03

 



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