Northwest Receives $6.5M For Pest Detection

The USDA announced Tuesday the Northwest will receive roughly $6.5 million for pest detection and surveillance. Washington was awarded $3.5 million, Idaho will see nearly $1.6 million while Oregon will receive $1.4 million for efforts to safeguard the U.S nursery production system. Overall, USDA is providing more than $70 million in funding this year to […]

Franklin County Helping Landowners Go After Noxious Weeds

Franklin County is looking to help landowners fight noxious weeds, thanks to the Cost Share Program.  Todd Harris, Franklin County Noxious Weed Control Program Coordinator says they target four weeds through the Cost Share Program: burnt skeleton weed, diffuse knapweed, yellow starthistle and scotch thistle.  He said if left unchecked the noxious weeds can do […]

Deadline For Franklin County Cost Share Program Coming Up

Landowners in Franklin County interested in getting assistance to fight noxious weeds have only a few more weeks to apply for the Cost Share Program.  Todd Harris, Franklin County Noxious Weed Control Program Coordinator, says last year over 5,300 acres signed up for the program, with each landowner getting on average $4.64 an acre to […]