Tax Relief, Water, Two Of The Top Issues IFBF Will Watch In Upcoming Session

As state lawmakers prepare to kick off the 2021 legislative session, the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation said there will a host of issues the Ag community should watch very closely. Braden Jensen, Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs with the IFBF, said property tax reform is one of the top issues the Idaho Ag community and […]

Idaho Salmon Workgroup Expected To Release Recommendations This Month

The Idaho Salmon Workgroup, created by Governor Brad Little has wrapped up their work to address fish populations in the Northwest. Brian Brooks is not only a member of ISW, but he is also the executive director of the Idaho Wildlife Federation. He said the most crucial recommendation, removing four dams on the lower Snake […]

WAWG, PNWA React To ECONorthwest Report

ECONorthwest recently conducted a study at the request of Vulcan Incorporated that stated while expensive, removing the Columbia and Snake river dams to assist migrating salmon would be worth the investment in the long run.  Both Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse reacted swiftly to the report, calling the study a slap in the face […]

Inslee: Salmon Runs Continue To Drop

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says despite two decades of recovery efforts, some salmon runs still declining.  The Report , released Wednesday by Inslee’s Salmon Recovery Office, found that in most of the state, salmon populations are below recovery goals.  Fifteen of Washington’s 33 genetically distinct salmon and steelhead populations are listed as threatened or endangered, and eight […]