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Harvests In View

Bales of hay stand in a field just off Old Highway 7 west of Grangeville. Advanced Welding and Steel, Inc., and Idaho Forest Group can be seen in the background.

All wheat, barley, oats stocks stored in Idaho up

All wheat stored in all positions on June 1 totaled 21.8 million bushels in Idaho, up from 18.2 million bushels a year ago, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Northwest FCS market Snapshots show strong crops, varied returns

Waning returns for grain, feed and livestock are in contrast to stable or improved returns for forest products, according to the July Northwest Farm Credit Services Snapshots report.

NASS reporting wheat, barley oats production on July 1 conditions

Idaho wheat, barley and oats production is being reported by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Farm Credit Services a helping hand to area farmers, ranchers

100 years, still growing

“Without U.S. production there would be no need for Farm Credit Services, so the fact that FCS has been around for 100 years is truly a testament of how important agriculture is to our country, and the world for that matter”

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Cow Town

Cows run the long driveway at the Wayne James ranch on Reservation Line Road outside of Grangeville.

July 15 FSA deadline report on county spring planted crops

Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits, according to Idaho County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Julie Fowler.

FSA county committee nominations due Aug. 1

Nominations are currently being accepted for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The nomination period opened June 15, and nominations are due to the USDA Service Center in Grangeville by Aug. 1

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McIntire tops in breeding beef at livestock show

The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 11, at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood.

Ag Briefs

- Hay stocks in Idaho up 6 percent from year ago - Idaho wheat production up 2 percent from 2015 - Effort to reach 200,000 transitioning military

Dist. 7 legislators honored by IFBF

McMillan, Nuxoll receive “Friend of Agriculture” award

Two District 7 legislators were recently honored by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) with its “Friend of Agriculture” award.

Spring produced ideal conditions for area ag

Extension Notes:

This spring has produced ideal growing conditions for area crop fields, pastures and ranges. The rain and warm temperatures have really helped the crops.

Ventenata control field tour May 26 in Kamiah

After the Fire:

University of Idaho Extension is offering: After the Fire: Ventenata Control Field Tour in Kamiah on Thursday evening, May 26. This May 26 program will provide a summary of herbicides and their effects on ventenata as well as a discussion of the specific effects observed in the demonstration plots.

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Health issue challenge for owners, authorities, conservationists

Livestock-wildlife disease interaction

“Certain livestock/wildlife interaction can be a problem, most wildlife interactions are not,” said Roy Kinner, senior conservation officer for Idaho Fish and Game. Unfortunately, disease transmission from wildlife to livestock and vice versa does occur. This creates a challenging animal health issue for livestock owners, animal health authorities, and wildlife conservationists.

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‘Farmers need to spend more time telling their story’

Camas Prairie producer, Rosenau, represents Idaho grain producers on Capitol Hill

“You meet good people from all across the nation who are fighting the same fight as you,” said Jonathan Rosenau, Idaho County state director for Idaho Grain Producers Association (IGPA). IGPA’s mission is to serve the grain producers of Idaho by representing their production interests at the county, state and federal levels in order to enhance their profitability and long-term viability. Rosenau, a fourth generation dryland Camas Prairie crop producer, is passionate about this mission and jumped at the chance to speak for Idaho agriculture.

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