Idaho Ag Production Up 6% To $8.25B

The value of Idaho agricultural production in 2019 hit $8.25 Billion, up 6% year over year. The rankings of the top nine commodities remained unchanged from 2018. Coming in at $2.86 billion milk remains the leading agricultural commodity in the state. Not only did that value jumped 20% from 2018’s numbers, last year was the […]

2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Remains Connected To Farming Roots

It’s one of the traditional signs that the year is coming to an end, the latest edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac is now hitting shelves across the Northwest, and on-line. Ben Kilbride with the Almanac said while much has changed since founded in 1792, many of the key principles of weather, gardening and trivia […]

Dry Weather A Double Edged Sword For Wheat Growers

Much of the country is dealing with dry weather, which is both good news and bad news for the wheat community. First, the dry, and in many places, warm weather allows for planting to progress at a brisk pace. The latest figures show 68% of winter wheat is in the ground, ahead of the five […]

National FFA, DEKALB Partner on Winning Has Roots Scholarship

The National FFA Organization and DEKALB brand corn will unite on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Kansas. The partnership includes the unveiling of the DEKALB FFA Ford Mustang driven by Clint Bowyer, with dual historical wings for both the FFA emblem and DEKALB. FFA and DEKALB said they are both focused on improving the […]

Censky Discusses Trade Negotiation, Challenges With the EU

The European Union and the U.S. continue to talk about what it will take to get a trade deal done. However, the U.S. and the EU have stark differences in their policies toward food production, which continues to be a stumbling block. Outgoing Deputy Ag Secretary Stephen Censky recently pointed out the biggest difference at the […]

USDA: More American Products Bound For China

When taking a look at the first eleven months of the 2020 fiscal year, China has purchased $14.2 billion worth of American ag products. That October through August window is 52% higher than what was reported in 2019. USDA economist and trade tracker, Bart Kenner, said of that $14 billion, a little under $5.5 billion […]

Study Promotes Food Security During Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the U.S. economy, it’s low-income households that face a higher risk of food insecurity. This risk is more pronounced in families with school-age children who rely on food assistance programs. As part of a grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, researchers studied emergency food provisions […]

UN Report: Huge Rise in Climate Disasters

A United Nations report confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century. Between 2000 and 2019, there were more than 7,300 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people, resulting in approximately $2.97 trillion in global economic losses. This is a sharp increase […]