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. […]

Registration Open For Southern Idaho’s Annie Project

The University of Idaho Extension will offer an on-line course to help women in the southern part of the state become better business owners and partners. The Annie Project, is a six week, on-line course consisting of six, three-hour Zooms. School officials say the Project will help farm and ranch women manage and organize critical […]

Idaho Farm GDP Continues To Grow; Net Income Sets Records

While challenging for individual commodities from time to time, 2020 continued a trend of solid farm economic growth in Idaho. Ben Eborn, Extension Ag Economist with the University of Idaho says farm GDP has grown at twice the rate of the state’s GDP. He noted this comes while the state struggles with the loss of […]

Canola Continues To Draw Interest In The Northwest

Canola acreage continued to grow in 2020 across the Northwest. Pacific Northwest Canola Association Executive Director Karen Sowers says each of the four states reported year-over year growth, from an over 4% increase in Oregon to Washington’s 24% jump. “We’d like to think that people are seeing the benefits of the canola in their own […]

Family Foresters Online Workshop Set For Friday

Family forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in across the Northwest, supporting wildlife habitat, timber production, scenic quality, and much more. To help forest land owners keep those lands healthy and prosperous, an on-line workshop will be held Friday. Washington State University and the University of Idaho Extension Foresters will host […]

Beef Council Awards University Of Idaho $250K

The Idaho Beef Council recently awarded the University of Idaho $250,000 to support research to strengthen consumer trust in beef production. IBC chair, Jeff Johnson, said just like in any other industry, innovation is vital for product improvement. And he noted the U of I plaed an integral role in that effort. “The consumer is […]

WSU, Potato Industry Create Soil Health Chair

Backed by a more than $3 million fund created by potato growers, processors and suppliers, Washington State University recently created a new Distinguished Endowed Chair that will focus on Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems. The primary focus of the position launched late last year will be studying not only the health of soil, but […]