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, […]

Stay On Designated Trails In Idaho This Holiday Weekend

If your holiday plans call for a trip to the Idaho woods, the Idaho Department of Lands is reminding you to satay on designated trails. The IDL said unauthorized trail usage or creating unauthorized trails increases the amount of damage that is occurring on Idaho Endowment Land. While the actions of a single person going […]

Produce Industry Sounds Alarm Over Pallet Shortage

The United Fresh Produce Association says pallet shortages are disrupting the produce supply chain. The organization says the lack of pallets is adding stress to a supply chain that is already facing significant challenges. Other supply chain issues include a lack of available trucks and shipping containers, labor challenges and a pending shortage of resin […]

NWFCS: Profitability Expected For Timber, Sugar Beet Sectors

Today we start our seven part series taking a look at Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshots. And we start with forestry products and sugar beets. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said their 12 month outlook for the forest products industry expects profitable timberland operations and very profitable processing operations. “Mills have reached a […]

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 […]

WSU To Host Virtual Wildfire Preparedness Session

Washington State University will try to help those in timbered areas get ready for another wildfire season; virtually. WSU will host Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning via Zoom March 23rd. Extension Forestry Coordinator Sean Alexander said variables outside of humanity’s control make it impossible to exactly know what each wildfire season will look like. The […]

IDL Warns Of Bark Beetles Targeting Damaged Trees

The Idaho Department of Lands is warning the storms the rolled across the northern part of the state this winter may result in trees that are more susceptible to bark beetles. IDL forest health officials want forest landowners to know that trees uprooted or broken during storms can become infested by bark beetles as the […]

AFBF: Farming Continues To Perform When It Comes To Carbon Sequestration

Data released by the EPA and analyzed by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows carbon sequestration efforts resulted in carbon removed from the atmosphere. “During 2018, carbon sequestration efforts resulted in an increase in CO2 stocks, that means that’s carbon removed from the atmosphere of more than 760 million metric tons,” said Farm Bureau Chief […]

ODF: Time To Salvage Trees Burned Over Labor Day Weekend Running Out

The Oregon Department of Forestry is encouraging landowners to plan for healthy forests following the devastating wildfires that burned over Labor Day weekend. The ODF’s Jim Gersbach said when a fire sweeps through a timbered area, burned trees have perhaps less than a year before they are not commercially valuable and won’t be accepted at the […]