Ag Economist Concerned Drought May Already Be Impacting 2022

The drought is negatively impacting commodities across the Pacific Northwest, and the western U.S., making 2021 a less than average year for many producers. But one regional Ag economist is concerned additional challenges lie ahead. The University of Idaho’s Garth Taylor said this year’s drought is very frustrating for farm country, since the winter produced […]

Bass: More Conversations Need To Take Place Between Producers, Packers

As lawmakers and the Ag industry look to determine how to ensure beef producers and the packing houses both receive fair pay, and have a good working relationship, one University of Idaho assistant professor said it all starts with communication. Phil Bass, with the U of I’s Meat Science Department, said not only do producers […]

UI Looking At Trait Priorities In Sheep

A research project led by the University of Idaho is working on discovering the genes that determine the most desirable traits in sheep. Associate Professor Brenda Murdoch says one of the goals of the project is to help producers either develop genetic tools or make better breeding decisions. “So this project will add reference genomes […]

UI Receives Funding As NIFA Invests Over $5.4M in Biobased Products Research

Earlier this week, the Department of Agriculture announced $5.4 million in bioprocessing, bioengineering, biofuels and biobased products research investments through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA recently awarded $4.8 million for 12 Bioprocessing and Bioengineering grants under NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, and more than $600,000 for six Biofuels and Biobased Products […]

UI Cereal Field Days Kick Off Tuesday

University of Idaho Extension will kick of the 2021 Cereal Field Days for southern and Eastern Idaho Tuesday, June 29th with a stop in Rockland. The first field day of the season starts at 9:30 a.m. at Rock Creek Road and Deeg Road. Additional stops include Rupert on July 15th, Idaho Falls on July 20th, […]

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, […]

Chumrau: UI Cookie Will Benefit Growers In Several Ways

Last month, the Idaho Wheat Commission announced the licensing of UI Cookie a new soft white spring variety. Casey Chumrau, IWC Executive Director said UI Cookie has excellent yield, superior end-use quality and easy threshing ability. She added there’s currently excellent demand for all soft whites, both winter and spring. “About 65% of the Idaho […]

Idaho Looks To Expand Precision Ag Education Efforts Thanks to CHS Foundation Gift

Thanks to a recent gift from the CHS Foundation, the University of Idaho plants to promoted precision agriculture to the next generation of farmers. Nanci Lilja, President of the CHS Foundation says precision ag is going to be more important in tt he future as the farm sector focuses more and more on sustainability. “I […]

UI Wants To Hear From Farm & Ranch Women Across The State

Women are essential to Idaho farms and ranches, and a new University of Idaho online survey explores opportunities and challenges they face. The “Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho” project is open to women involved in agriculture across the state. U of I officials said this project is the first of its […]

UI: NWFC Gift Will Benefit Ag In A Variety Of Ways

A variety of education programs at the University of Idaho will benefit thanks to a $2 million gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services. The funds announced Tuesday will be used for what Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences calls major research and education programs as well as scholarships and a new minority student organization. […]