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Scottish expert describes challenges of widespread PCN infestation
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Scottish expert describes challenges of widespread PCN infestation
The head nematologist for Scotland told Idaho growers why they should jump at the opportunity to eradicate pale cyst nematode in a quarantine area of Eastern Idaho.

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Malting Barley Association updates list of varieties
The American Malting Barley Association has updated its list of approved varieties for farmers. Vice president Scott Heisel advises farmers to speak with buyers before they grow, and ensure they have a market for the crop.
Government payments to Idaho farmers fell 25 percent in 2016
Government payments to Idaho farmers fell 25 percent in 2016
University of Idaho ag economists estimate that federal government payments to Idaho agriculture decreased 25 percent in fiscal year 2016. Most of those payments went to farmers enrolled in conservation programs.
Workshop offers ways to deal with ‘natural risk’
A free workshop in Spokane Jan. 20 helps small farmers assess the natural risks on their operations.
UC workshop to teach small farmers about value-added products
UC workshop to teach small farmers about value-added products
A University of California workshop preceding the EcoFarm Conference later this month will teach small farmers how to make the most of value-added products.
Producers who paid for outside services face earlier filing deadlines
An ag accountant reminds farmers and ranchers the IRS has imposed earlier filing deadlines for common tax forms.

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