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Soil health workshop set for Burley

- The workshop will feature a direct seeding and cover crop project by the Minidoka Soil and Water Conservation District.

Toxic plants cost ranchers $300M a year; management key to prevention

- Identifying toxic plants on rangeland is the first step, researchers say.

Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

- Talk in the industry of Vilsack leading USDEC begin in early December; his acceptance of the position was formally announced today.

Supreme Court to hear WOTUS appeal

- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals assertion of jurisdiction to hear challenges to Waters of the U.S. rule

Utah ranchers forming LLC in innovative grazing plan

- Ranchers in northern Utah are consolidating their grazing permits and livestock to implement rest rotational grazing across 10 allotments and 136,000 acres.

Cold, snow challenge cattle producers

- A winter storm left cattle producers caring for their herds through bitter cold.

U.S. House moves to rein in regulation

- U.S. House of Representatives is making quick headway on regulatory reform, but it remains to be seen how legislation will fare in the Senate.

Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy

- They claim in a lawsuit that the dairy fraudulently recruited them, promising professional-level employment but forcing them to work as general laborers.

USDA moves to dismiss HSUS pork trademark lawsuit

- Pork producers say USDA’s motion is long overdue but still chastises the agency for entering into settlement talks with HSUS.

New Idaho Cattle Association chief ready to ride

- Mulrony grew up across the Idaho border near Clarkston, Wash., and graduated from the University of Idaho at Moscow.

Idaho livestock research facility back in spotlight

- Significantly renewed efforts to establish a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility focused on sustainability in dairy production are expected to gain ground in this legislative session.

Western Innovator: Researcher studies how fish digest

- The new director of the University of Idaho Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station is passionate about how living things work, and why.

Livestock groups seek reform under new administration, Congress

- Regulations and out-of-control litigation by environmental groups are two priority issues NCBA and PLC will work on with the new administration.

Rabobank: Calif. dairies need to prepare for stricter regulation

- Environmental regulations coming down the pike for California dairy producers will require significant capital investment and new-era management practices.

U.S. dairy outlook a little brighter, analyst says

- Dairy margins have improved, but markets are still fragile.

USDA’s parting GIPSA rules ignites industry

- USDA is pushing through final GIPSA rules in the waning days of the Obama administration, drawing criticism from some farm groups and applause from others.

Farmers rely on overseas customers to buy crops, boost prices

- Trade is critical to U.S. farmers and ranchers. U.S. agricultural exports amounted to $133 billion in 2015 and 23 percent of U.S. ag production was sold overseas representing 31 percent of gross farm income, according to an...

Idaho hay glut weighs down prices

- Alfalfa hay prices are bound to dip below breakeven,which is running about $80 a ton in southern Idaho, before they turn around.

U.S. farm income continues to shrink

- USDA is forecasting the lowest farm income in seven years but points out the farm economy remains healthy despite challenging markets.

Great American Milk Drive passes million-gallon mark

- Milk is one of the most requested but least donated items at food banks, with donations providing less than one gallon per year per person served by Feeding America.

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 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.

Analysts ID key areas for ag to watch after elections

- It’s too early to know the implications of new policies under a Trump administration, but Rabobank analysts key in on some important areas for agriculture, such as trade, immigration and regulation.

Lawyer: Idaho open range laws complicated

- Idaho has about 22 million acres of rangeland, with 80 percent managed by government agencies.