Simpson: Farmers Will Be OK If Dams Are Breached

Removing the four lower Snake River dams in eastern Washington has been a controversial topic for the Northwest farming community for over a generation. Supporters of removing the dams say it will help the environment and specifically salmon runs as they return upstream to spawn. Meanwhile, many in the Ag community say breaching the dams […]

Newhouse Reacts To Simpson’s Dam Proposal

Last month, Idaho representative Mike Simpson unveiled a $34 billion plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams in eastern Washington. Many in the farming community say Simpson’s Energy & Salmon Concept will ruin farming since the dams allow for barge traffic between Lewiston and the Pacific. Dan Newhouse, Chair of the Western Congressional […]

IFBF Opposes Any Plan To Remove Snake River Dams

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation is making it known that it strongly opposes Idaho Representative Mike Simpson’s proposal to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Simpson’s plan would create a $33 billion “Columbia Basin Fund” in an effort to transition economies and sectors negatively impacted by breaching the dams. Idaho Farm Bureau’s Sean Ellis […]

DeHaan: Investors Hopeful To See Another Round Of Stimulus Soon

Oil Prices have dropped over the past week, but by a very small amount. In Monday’s action, West Texas Crude traded in the mid-$39 a barrel range, down just a little over a dollar from last week’s numbers. Patrick DeHaan said oil prices are holing steady because of conflicting information. On one side, you have […]

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 […]

Oil Prices Move Higher Despite President Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

For the first time in several months, week-over-oil prices moved higher by a noticeable amount. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says oil prices started to rally late last week, softened on the word of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, but continues to increase to start this workweek. West Texas Crude traded over $40 per barrel in Monday’s […]

Oil Prices Unmoved For Much of September

Oil prices seem to be stuck in a rut. For the past two-plus weeks, prices for West Texas Crude have hovered around the $40 per barrel mark, held in place by an uptick in coronavirus cases worldwide as well as additional shutdowns. That holding pattern has resulted in slight relief at the local diesel station. […]

DeHaan: Investors In A Holding Pattern Until Vaccination Is Developed

After a very slight rally in late July and early August, oil prices have returned to their downward trends. West Texas Crude was trading $37 per barrel in Monday’s action. Patrick DeHaan with Gasbuddy said a lack of optimism internationally has put a cap on prices in a variety of ways. And he doesn’t see […]

After Hitting Recent Highs, Oil Prices Move Lower

Monday was a holiday for investors in the United States, but that did not prevent fuel prices from moving. In international action, crude was trading Monday just below $40 per barrel, down roughly 10% from this time last week. The drop came, according to industry analysis, as Saudi Arabia announced deep price cuts for Asia, […]

COVID19 Cases Continue To Pull Oil Investors In Multiple Directions

Oil prices have been in a holding pattern, for weeks. According to Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy, a barrel of oil has held steady around $42 for the past seven weeks. And he blames the lack of movement on the back and forth nature of COVID-19 in the U.S. “The trends for new coronavirus cases, continue […]