Carol Ryan Dumas
Southern Idaho Reporter
- State and industry stakeholders in sage grouse conservation contend new federal land-use plans that ignore local input, proven success and the real threats to the species would needlessly restrict access to public land.
- A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental sustainability.
- Volatility in cash and futures markets and the wide spread between the two are making things difficult for U.S. cattle producers.
- The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the entire regional economy.
- With its close proximity to the U.S., Cuba offers plenty of opportunity for agricultural exports, with particularly high potential for rice, fruits and vegetables, livestock and ag equipment.
- The economic impact of the U.S. meat and poultry industry is far reaching, accounting for 5.4 million jobs nationwide and more than $1 trillion in economic output.
- The Magic Valley of Southern Idaho is booming with new and expanding agribusinesses, due to a pro-business attitude and teamwork.
- A decision by the Idaho Supreme Court changes has raised questions about how senior water right holders will be treated in future water calls.
- The policy focuses on active stewarship to ensure current uses and provide for future needs.
- Farm Bureau says both presidential campaigns need to pay attention to the concerns of farmers and ranchers, who consistently show up for elections.
- Livestock producers are tallying the pros and kinds of presidential candidates, saying it's stacking up to be a close race.
- Christiansen Implement, based in American Falls, Idaho, has been operating as a John Deere dealership since 1962.
- Organic fraud case involved the sale of more than 2.1 million pounds of alfalfa seed.
- U.S. meat exports have faced strong head winds in international markets, but there's reason for optimism going forward.
Sara Braasch Schmidt, 45, former executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association, died June 5 at her home.
Braasch Schmidt first worked at ICA as its special projects director from 1992 to 1995. She return...
- The seed dealer sold conventional alfalfa seed as organic.
- Passion for a healthy lifestyle earns Filer student role as Idaho ambassador for Fuel Up To Play 60.
- New research on organic hotspots finds a higher economic benefit to local communities than previously thought and a higher economic benefit than general agricultural hotspots.
- The recall involves approximately 10,000 units distributed in Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Utah.
- Three Midwest cooperatives are considering joint operation of a Michigan cheese plant.
- A supplier has recalled sunflower seeds that are ingredients in three varieties of energy and trail mix bars.
- USDA is trying to reduce the amount of time farmers and ranchers spend reporting duplicate crop-acreage information with a system that electronically shares information between agencies.
- Beekeepers have to work harder to keep their honeybee hives viable as bee losses continue.
- Four FFA chapters in south-central Idaho have won a grant to support their ongoing ag literacy outreach with youngsters.
- Before joining UDI, Eric Bastian served as vice president of research and development for Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Foods.
- Dairymen say the decision is good but it won't keep dairies from going out of business due to mounting losses.
- U.S. organic sales in the U.S. thrived in 2015 but could have been even more robust with sufficient supply, an issue the industry is addressing.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Greek yogurt continued to roll off the assembly line at a capacity of 40,000 cups per hour as Chobani officials, state and local dignitaries and Idaho dairymen gathered to celebrate the company...
RUPERT, Idaho — PerforMix Nutrition Systems, a liquid and dry feed-supplement and livestock-nutrition company, christened its new production facility in Rupert with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on...
Federal crop insurance often gets a bad rap in the press and on Capitol Hill, especially when substantial payouts are made to help offset some of the losses farmers suffer when commodity prices tank.
But a new poll...
While a “normal” wildfire season is expected in most of the country, that new normal is far worse than it used to be and will still mean thousands of fires and hundreds of thousands of charred acres, partic...
It’s probably no surprise to farmers and ranchers that the media holds the biggest influence on consumers’ nutritional beliefs and food-consumption decisions — or that taste, price and healthfulness ...
Thirty-two dairies were put out of business last year as the cost of production exceeded milk prices month after month in the Golden State.
Production costs increased 2.1 percent year over year to $17.78 per hundre...
U.S. lamb and lamb products should soon be making their way to Taiwanese markets after 13 years of denied access.
Lamb’s long hiatus from Taiwan and other key markets began with the December 2003 discovery o...
The Idaho Water Users Association’s annual Summer Water Law and Resource Issues Seminar will center on the recent ruling by a federal district judge in Oregon striking down the current salmon recovery plan.
Returns for cow-calf operations will be lower this year, after last year’s record-high cattle prices fell back to Earth, but most producers’ balance sheets will still be sporting black, an agricultural econ...
Diane Josephy Peavey, a sheep rancher and writer from Hailey, Idaho, has been re-elected vice chairman of the American Lamb Board, according to a Lamb Board press release.
The co-owner of Flat Top Sheep Co., Peavey...
The Humane Society of the United States has formed a national agriculture advisory council.
The council includes family farmers and ranchers who practice and promote higher animal welfare standards at their operati...
March milk production in the 23 major states was up 1.8 percent year over year on 19,000 additional cows and the highest production per cow for the March since USDA’s reporting series began in 2003.
Cattle on feed for slaughter increased about 1 percent year over year on April 1, and although placements into feedlots were lower than market analysts expected, they represent the second consecutive month of a year-over...