Agriculture Concerned About Biden’s 30X30 Proposal

The American Farm Bureau Federation is one of many ag groups calling on the Biden Administration to act responsibly when it comes to conservation. Biden’s goal to conserve at least 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, commonly known as “30X30,” is raising many questions. April Clayton with the Washington Farm Bureau said while […]

Rexburg Farmer Wins AFBF Discussion Meet

Eastern Idaho’s Marquee Ricks was named the winner of the 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet in early January. Ricks, who faced off against 29 other state winners, says this is a competition that is always very competitive every year, which brings out the best and brightest minds from the young farmer and rancher community. […]

2020 One Of The Worst Wildfire Years On Record

In case you needed another reason to be happy that 2020 is behind us. “It appears that a modern U.S. record has been set for wildfire acreage during the extraordinarily active western wildfire season of 2020,” USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey recently said. He noted this really should not come as a surprise, after what we […]

2020 Ranks In The Top Five Of Acres Burned

If you were to rank this year, in terms of acreage burned by wildfires nationwide, where would it sit? “So far in 2020 we’ve gotten above 9.5 million acres. And currently looking at the modern statistics this ranks # 4,” according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey. “So if you go back to the previous modern years […]

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 […]

Idaho Tops In Census Participation

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that Idaho is among six other states and Puerto Rico with the highest overall census response rate. According to the Lewiston Tribune, as of last week, 99.9% of Idaho households have been counted. Among the responses, 69.1% responded online, by mail or over the phone and 30.8% waited until […]

AFBF Supports ANWR Drilling

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration gave the formal go ahead to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, a move backed by American Farme Bureau Federation. The move, authorized by a 2017 budget bill, caps a forty-year GOP effort opposed by environmentalists and some Alaska Natives, and will likely to […]

WSU’s 2020 Women In Ag Conference Coming Up At Month’s End

Women across the Northwest are encouraged to learn how to run resilient farms and business while enhancing their own health at Washington State University’s 2020 Women in Agriculture conference.  This year’s event will take place January 25th, at 31 locations across Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and even Alaska and Hawaii.  WSU’s Margaret Viebrock said this […]

Cold Weather As We Say Goodbye To October

Temperatures dropped significantly for the final week of October across the Inland Northwest.  Some locations reported overnight lows this week in the single digits, and it does not look those bone chilling temperatures will be going anywhere soon.   Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said blame a weak low that brought in […]

Unseasonably Cold Weather Expected For Northwest Over Coming Days

Temperatures this time of year around the Northwest typically linger in the upper 60s to low 70s.  However the forecast calls for our weather to be much cooler than that through the end of this week.   So, why is it so cold across the Northwest?  Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said […]