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Western Innovator: ‘A rancher fixing ranchers’ problems’
Western Innovator: ‘A rancher fixing ranchers’ problems’
As a rancher and Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission employee, southeast Idaho rancher Chris Banks has seen both sides of the fence when it comes to water and soil conversation efforts.
Industry seeks better malting barley varieties
The American Malting Barley Association is seeking improved varieties to bolster barley acres.
In farming, sustainability means loving it, sticking with it and passing it along
In farming, sustainability means loving it, sticking with it and passing it along
Women entering agriculture are urged to stick with it, learn from experienced farmers and pass the knowledge and love along to others.
Variability of ARC-County payments topic for next farm bill, economists say
Variability of ARC-County payments topic for next farm bill, economists say
Benchmark yield calculations in the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County program has led to wide variability in payments from county to county.
Feedlots aggressively selling beef, but slow buying
Feedlots aggressively selling beef, but slow buying
Feedlots have slowed feeder cattle purchases, leaving a lot of feeder supplies still out in the country. But demand is expected to pick up once feedlots get to breakeven margins.
Idaho ag seminars will focus on conserving farm resources
Idaho ag seminars will focus on conserving farm resources
The University of Idaho has scheduled seminars for Eastern Idaho and Magic Valley to offer producers outlooks for the coming year.
Thanksgiving shipments of Idaho potatoes up
Thanksgiving shipments of Idaho potatoes up
Idaho fresh potato shipments are up considerably for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a new USDA report.
Wilco grows to keep pace with farm industry
Wilco grows to keep pace with farm industry
The Wilco farmers cooperative is expanding on several fronts.
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Slug expert Rory McDonnell is looking for ways that Oregon farmers can eliminate the slimy pests.
Western Innovator: College farm helps pay its way
Western Innovator: College farm helps pay its way
Cattle producer B.J. Macfarlane brings industry knowledge and experience to his job as farm manager at Shasta College in Redding, Calif.

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