Carol Ryan Dumas

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Trump’s boost to China trade encourages U.S. beef industry

- Access to China offer tremendous opportunity for U.S. beef, but there’s still much to negotiate.

ISDA delivers more flood-related violations

- The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is still early in the enforcement process of wastewater issues related to winter weather and flooding.

Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed

- Most dairymen are dissatisfied with the performance of the Margin Protection Program and have lost faith in the program’s ability to provide an effective safety net.

Flooding leads to dairy wastewater violations

- Unprecedented snowmelt from neighboring fields flooded the Shoshone dairy, overwhelming its wastewater containment capacity.

S. Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honors inductees

- Inductees are honored for their contributions to the livestock industry and their communities in southern Idaho.

U.S. meat exports maintain strong pace

- Japan is leading in purchases of U.S. beef in volume and value this year.

FFA members engage youngsters to boost ag literacy

- Idaho FFA spreads the word to young students about the origins of food.

Idaho FFA officers ready to meet new challenges

- The new state leaders have all held leadership roles before and are excited to play bigger roles.

Winter tough on alfalfa but clears hay stocks

- Hay growers are dealing with winter kill from a harsh winter but are encouraged that cattle producers needed more hay than normal, which helped clear stocks.

U.S. dairymen could face trade challenges

- American dairy producers benefited from a global drop in supply last year, but milk production is picking up now in other exporting countries.

Western Innovator: In support of women in agriculture

- She Grows Idaho in Southern Idaho strives to educate, empower and enrich women in agriculture, support local communities and educate consumers.

Trump budget deepens cuts to USDA

- President Trump’s budget request released on Thursday calling for a 21 percent cut in USDA discretionary funding is drawing concern from the ag community.

Livestock Hall of Fame to honor new inductees

- The Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame will honor its newest inductees April 11

Research needed to grow organic sector

- The Organic Farming Research Foundation has developed an extensive report on challenges in organic farming, as well as recommendations to address those challenges, to ensure research funding is relevant and responsive to th...

Clif Bar grows its production capacity

- Demand is strong, and the company continues its efforts to build a network of local organic growers in Idaho.

Source of contamination in wells still unknown

- The area health district is retesting contaminated wells in Lincoln and Gooding counties to assess the status of well-water contamination and suspected groundwater contamination.

New economic development director settles in

- SIEDO director eager to work with the ag community for continued success in the region’s economic development efforts.

Chobani hires Nestle executive as president

- Tim Brown will oversee Chobani’s operations, sales, marketing, legal and finance teams.

U.S. trout sales increase 1 percent

- Idaho’s sales of food-size trout were up 2.4 percent year over year, and production was up 1 percent.

Senate sends BLM rule repeal to president

- BLM’s 2.0 rule regarding changes in its land-management planning is losing ground after the Senate and House both voted to repeal it.

Calif. agronomist brings cautionary tale to Idaho hay growers

- Nearly exclusive use of pyrethroids to control alfalfa weevils in northern California for the last 15 years has led to insecticide resistance.

Rancher pleads guilty in theft of cattle

- The defendant owns two cattle-related businesses, has owned his own cattle herd for the past 12 years according to his website and has served on the Idaho Cattle Association’s board of directors.

California processors pleased with proposed marketing order

- Processors prefer the flexibility of the state milk marketing order, which they say can better respond to emergencies and market conditions. But if California’s industry is going to move to the federal order system, ...

Idaho officials investigate possible dairy discharges

- Authorities are investigating an alleged dairy discharge possibly associated with the contamination of private wells in south-central Idaho.

Quota value a top priority for California dairymen

- California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s to gain support for a state marketing order that would blend milk prices for different uses and distribute payments more evenly.

Dairy Challenge hones students’ skills

- University students majoring in animal sciences gain ‘real-world’ experience and networking opportunity through regional challenge.

USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff

- The checkoff is strongly supported by the Organic Trade Association and staunchly opposed by the No Organic Checkoff Coalition.

Voluntary pooling biggest issue in CA marketing proposal

- The question for co-ops and milk producers could get down to how many processors might opt out of the pool and paying minimum milk prices.