Agriculture



Administration scrapping NAFTA could impact Idaho agriculture

Idaho agriculture, which accounts for 20 percent of the total economic output in Idaho, could be in for changes as President Trump leans towards scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and as renegotiations continue between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Billups sends off Yuba tractor headed to auction this month

A piece of Camas Prairie old iron is headed east to corn country. Last Friday, Oct. 27, the approximate four-ton 1917 Yuba Model 20-35 four-cylinder gas engine tractor was secured to a Bell Equipment flatbed truck pending shipment to an auction house in Davenport, Iowa. A sunny fall morning reflected across the tractor’s glossy green paint, still pristine from a restoration effort undertaken more than a decade ago by Ted Billups of Grangeville.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


‘Thank A Farmer’

Children at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene recently learned about farm tractors from local farmer Mike Hauger on “Thank a Farmer Day.” Hauger showed the kids the tractor parts and answered their questions about the machinery, crops and farming in general.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Fall prescribed burns planned on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns throughout the forest this fall as weather allows. Fire managers considered smoke effects from the long-duration fire season and prescribed burning will focus on reducing fuels that have been piled and create spring planting areas for reforestation.

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Preparing for End of the World: USFS rolls out forest health project south of Grangeville

Prescribed burning was a concern for Grangeville couple, Dick and Lois Geary, who questioned Forest Service officials last week concerning a potential project south of Grangeville. They asked about areas designated for fuels and possible prescribed burns – including close to their property – that take up a sizeable portion of the approximate 49,500-acre End of the World project map. “We want to work with you as landowners,” said Salmon River District Ranger Jeff Shinn, discussing the burns proposed for these areas, along with repeating a theme throughout last Wednesday’s meeting this project will be shaped by public comments and concerns.

October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Carcass show, judging contest awards three

The Idaho County Carcass Show and Judging Contest was held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. 4-H and FFA members were given instruction on how to quality and yield grade beef and sheep carcasses and how to determine USDA grades on swine carcasses.

September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Baerlocher family farm reaches century mark

One hundred years ago, Bernard A. Baerlocher paid $22 per acre for the first 100 acres of what is now the farm owned by Joe and Arlene Baerlocher near Greencreek. That historical fact and others were shared recently when the Baerlocher farm was recognized as an Idaho Century Farm through the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture.

September 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

2017 Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale: Support for sale stays strong

Sales were down 24 percent from last year’s event, but support for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale stays strong. “The prices this year were lower; however, the support from the community continues to be excellent,” said Jim Church, Idaho County University of Idaho Extension Agent. “We have great support each year from Idaho County businesses and individuals.”

August 23, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Smokey Harvest at Grangeville

Despite smoke in the air and hazy skies, Mike Hauger was busy at work with harvest Sunday, Aug. 5, just off U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville, between Powerline and Zumalt roads.

August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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