Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Idaho farm groups fund road safety PSA - AgMinute for September 17, 2014

Last year was one of the deadliest in recent memory in Idaho for fatal crashes involving automobiles and farm equipment and two farm bureau groups have teamed up with the Idaho State Police on a public service announcement that urges people to be cautious and patient around farm vehicles. Click here for the full story

Proposed Galloway dam studies continue - AgMinute for September 16, 2014

The Idaho Water Resources Board considers a proposed 750,000 acre-foot dam and reservoir on the Weiser River to be one of its top priorities. The board recently took a significant step forward in its efforts to study whether the project is feasible. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records - AgMinute for September 15, 2014

Record corn yields will be set in 18 states, the USDA said, and 10 states including Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska, the top three producers, have the highest number of ears per corn stalk ever. Click here for the full story

Idaho Potato Commission targets Hispanic consumers - AgMinute for September 12, 2014

The Idaho Potato Commission is encouraged by survey results showing strong national recognition for its brand and loyalty by female Hispanic consumers. Click here for the full story

FSA urges quick action on grazing claims - AgMinute for September 11, 2014

Compensation payments for grazing losses will be reduced, so the Farm Service Agency is urging livestock producers to file claims by the end of September. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Farm bill provides new conservation easement program - AgMinute for September 10, 2014

USDA will invest $328 million in conservation easements to protect and restore farmland, grasslands and wetlands under a new program that consolidates three former easement programs administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click here for the full story

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