Little: Virtual Trade Mission Benefits Idaho Ag Economy

Idaho Governor Brad Little says he is starting to see early, positive results from the state’s recent virtual trade mission to Mexico. Little noted that Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export destination, accounting for the purchase of nearly $225 million in Idaho products last year alone, with much of that coming from agriculture and food […]

Perry Expects Profitable Returns for Wheat & Hay Growers

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series transitions to wheat and hay. When it comes to wheat, NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry says their 12 month outlook anticipates profitable returns for producers. “Higher prices for wheat and crops grown in rotation will bolster producer returns.  The USDA raised export projections for white wheat, […]

Two Oregon Projects Part Of RCPP Funding

NRCS’ Regional Conservation Partnership Program recently announced the investment of $330 million in 85 locally driven partnerships nationwide, all in an effort to help farmers address climate change. Included in that $330 million investment are two Oregon based projects. Lauren Bennett with NRCS said the RCPP leverages partnership resources to produce a collective impact that […]

ODFW Confirms Two Depredations In Baker County

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Monday that two calves were killed by wolves in Baker County late last week. Investigators were called out to a pair of two-month-old calves, found by hunters on a large public land allotment. It appears the calves died late Thursday or early Friday. ODFW said both calves […]

Wolff: More Questions Than Answers When It Comes To President’s Tax Proposal

President Biden’s proposed tax increases to pay for his infrastructure and social programs has many in farm country concerned, just as the President is winning buy-in for his climate change proposals. Farm groups like Biden’s ideas on rewarding farmers for climate-smart conservation practice but proposed new capital gains taxes could undermine that support. American Farm […]

New Study Shows Health Benefits of Biodiesel

A new study sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board shows switching to biodiesel will result in several health benefits, including decreased cancer risk, fewer premature deaths, and reduced asthma attacks. The research got conducted at 13 sites across the U.S. that get regularly exposed to high rates of petroleum diesel pollution. Researchers found that switching […]

More Farmers Suing USDA Alleging Discrimination

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty last week filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the alleged race discrimination in the American Rescue Plan. Specifically, the organization targets a provision to offer loan forgiveness based on racial categories. The organization filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of five plaintiffs from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, […]

NCBA Stands Ready to Fight for Sound Tax Policy

In his American Families Plan, President Biden targets several provisions of the tax code to raise approximately $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next ten years. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said those provisions must not burden the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Biden’s plan would repeal the deferral of gain for real estate, like-kind exchanges […]