University of Idaho Arena Benefits The Regional In Multiple Ways

Work continues on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, constructed adjacent to the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. What makes the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena unique is the fact that it was constructed with mass timber. Dennis Becker, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources said many are shocked that timber, […]

USDA Releases 90-Day Climate-Smart Progress Report

The USDA recently published its 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. The agency said it represents an important step toward President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and the shift towards a whole-of-department approach to solutions. “With the right tools and partnerships, American agriculture and forestry can […]

Duncan: Defunding OFRI Will Hurt Oregon In Multiple Ways

The Oregon Farm Bureau is warning legislation currently under consideration will hurt Oregon’s economy and Natural Resources sector in multiple ways. Lawmakers are debating House Bill 2357, which would remove funding for the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Sara Duncan with the Oregon Forest & Industries Council said what many don’t realize is OFRI is the […]

Bentz: Natural Resources Appointment Good For Northwest Ag

Eastern Oregon’s Cliff Bentz has been named the Ranking Member on the House’s Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife for the upcoming Congress. The freshman representative says this appointment is beneficial for both the Beaver State and the Northwest. “It gives me the opportunity to offer amendments that would either fix a problem […]

University of Missouri Announces Center for Regenerative Agriculture

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources plans to dive deeper into regenerative agriculture. CAFNR, as it’s known, announced the formation of the new Center for Regenerative Agriculture Monday. While there is no single definition for regenerative agriculture, some key elements of the practice include increasing soil health and biodiversity, conservation […]

IFBFs New CEO Prepares For New Role

For the first time in roughly 20 years, the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation will have a new CEO when July starts. Zak Miller, a 5th generation farmer from eastern Idaho will take over the position currently filled by Rick Keller, who retires June 30th. Miller said he’s excited and feels blessed in his new role […]