Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cow/calf profits soar - AgMinute for July 24, 2014

Cow/calf producers are enjoying sweet prices on their beef calves, with average profits running $480 per cow. Click here for the full story

Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant - AgMinute for July 23, 2014

An oilseed crushing plant scheduled to open this fall in Plymouth, Utah, should make soybeans and canola more common in regional farm rotations. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Frozen hops get the cold shoulder - AgMinute for July 22, 2014

Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho ,the nation's top hop producing states, have been slow to warm to the idea of freezing instead of drying hops. A South Dakota man who is pushing the idea may shift the focus of his project away from this area to his home state as a result. Click here for the full story

Spud leaders give GMO guarded endorsement - AgMinute for July 21, 2014

Potato industry leaders have taken a stance in favor of biotechnology as a safe option for developing improved crop varieties. Click here for the full story

Friday, July 18, 2014

Groups ponder recent dust rule proposal - AgMinute for July 18, 2014

Submitting a proposed clarification to Idaho's fugitive dust rule to the EPA for federal approval could offer farmers and ranchers more protection, ag leaders were told July 16. But it would also include a public comment period and could draw the attention of national environmental groups. Click here for the full story

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ARS sheep research station closure averted - AgMinute for July 17, 2014

The House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee has blocked USDA's request to reprogram funding for the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, and close the facility. The action, however, does not address the long-term threat to the research facility. Click here for the full story

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