Hay grower workshop slated

University of Idaho extension will present a workshop for north Idaho hay growers on March 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Worley, Idaho, Grange Hall.

The workshop will feature University of Idaho and Washington State University extension experts addressing topics such as forage crop establishment, timothy hay production, weed management in forage crops and hay production for horses.

To register email the Latah County Extension office at latah@uidaho.edu or call 208-883-2267.

States to receive disaster aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved about $20 million to help 20 states rebuild and repair damage caused by flooding, drought, and other natural disasters.

California, Nevada and Utah are among the states receiving aid. The funds come through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Emergency Watershed Protection program.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding March 6. The money is in addition to $215 million allocated earlier this year to 26 states.

The new money will fund projects in Presidential disaster areas placed on a wait list. Projects can include removing debris clogging waterways, protecting eroded stream banks, and reseeding burned or eroded areas.

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