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 […]

AFT launches Initiative To Transform Agriculture

Last month, American Farmland Trust launched a new initiative the organization said will transform agriculture. The Farming is Our Future effort looks to reduce the rate of farmland loss by 5%, decrease carbon emissions by 650 million metric tons annually and increase the number of beginning farmers to the highest level reported in 50 years. […]

Rural Mainstreet Index Rises Again

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index remained above growth-neutral in December.  It’s the fourth-straight month, and tenth time in the past 12 months in the Index moved higher.  The index is a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region that depends on agriculture and/or energy.   While it’s still above […]