Idaho Cattle Association Meeting Transitioning On-line

The Idaho Cattle Association’s annual Convention and Trade Show was scheduled for the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa Monday and Tuesday. But because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, the in-person event has been canceled. However, the ICA is working on holding a virtual event. One of the issues that will […]

Agricultural Irrigation Summit

The Irrigation Association will host a virtual Agricultural Irrigation Summit this week. The PNW Ag Network’s Micheal Clements has a preview. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

USDA Expects Technology To Continue To Play A Big Role In Census Information

We’re only two years away from the next Census of Agriculture. NASS’ Donald Buysse,  expect the upward trend of paperwork filled on-line to continue. “We got about 100,000 reports electronically via the Internet from the 2007 census. We jumped form roughly 280,000 in  2012 census to almost 450,000 in 2017. And Buysse adds, innovation will […]

USDA Clears Idaho For On-Line SNAP Purchases

The USDA announced that Idaho as well as Florida have been approved for SNAP on-line purchasing program, already implemented in several states across the country, including Washington and Oregon. This approval will allow both states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date later this […]

Merkley Announces Online Food Assistance Program For Oregon

A program intended to allow SNAP recipients to purchase food on-line is coming to Oregon. On Monday, Senator Jeff Merkley announced the expansion of a pilot program allowing recipients in Oregon to use their benefits to purchase food online from Amazon and Walmart. The program is administered by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service offered […]

AARP: On-Line Scams Target Rural America As Well

You may think on-line scams and problems with making internet purchases are only reserved for those that live in a large community.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  AARP’s Sean Voskuhl said cyber scams are rampant during the holiday season, and you need to stay vigilant when shopping online.   “It’s important to remember […]