Idaho Producers Encouraged To Contact FSA About CFAP2 Options

Producers and farmers across Idaho are encouraged to talk with their local FSA office to determine if they are eligible for financial help under the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance program, better known as CFAP2. Under the first round of assistance announced earlier this year, the Idaho Ag community received roughly $200 million […]

Motorists Reminded To Watch For Slow Moving Farm Equipment

Late October is a very busy time for Northwest Agriculture. Apple harvest is under way, grape harvest is kicking into a higher gear, and then there’s field maintenance and work. And with all of that activity taking place in farm country, motorists are asked to watch for farm equipment sharing the roadway from time to […]

Malheur County Designated Disaster

On Tuesday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Malheur County, Oregon, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for FSA Emergency Loans. The designation allows FSA to extend emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including […]

After Cold Snap, Warmer Weather Expected To Wrap Up October

Many across the Northwest were surprised by a sudden blast of cold air starting Friday, that not only dropped some temperatures into the single digits, but left some areas, specifically north Idaho with several inches of snow, all a week before Halloween. Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service notes in just a few […]

Alltech Launches Survey on Gender Equality Within The Food And Agriculture

On Tuesday, Alltech announced the second annual Women in Food and Ag survey. The survey aims to collect feedback that empowers the agri-food industry to create a more equitable environment. The 2019 Women in Food and Ag survey results revealed specific barriers for women in agriculture and a gap between female and male perceptions but […]

“Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner,” Returning for the Holidays

The holidays may look a little different in 2020. However, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Beef Checkoff want one thing to remain the same, and that’s beef. “Beef. It’s What’s for Holiday Dinner.” For the first time since 2003, the iconic “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” brand will be on television. It will […]

Farmers Expect Stable to Higher Land Prices, Farm Journal Says

Like a lot of other aspects of the economy, 2020 has put downward pressure on farmland values, thanks in part to events like trade disputes and an economic downturn.  At the same time, COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty have left the market with much less available land. Farm Journal recently took a “Pulse Poll” of farmers […]

Wheeler Calls on DOJ to Investigate Environmental Organizations Funding

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants the Department of Justice to investigate funding for environmental groups. In a letter to the Justice Department, Wheeler cited concerns the groups were receiving secret funding from foreign countries, specifically China and Russia. The action follows a previous letter by Representative Lance Gooden, a Texas Republican. Gooden requested the investigation […]

Could We See Record Acreage Burned In 2020?

The year 2020 will be one to remember for a variety of reasons, so good, some not so good. This year could go down in the not-so-good category,  when looking at the number of acres burned this wildfire season. “Only twice in modern history have we seen ten million acres burned nationally,” noted USDA meteorologist […]