Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified - AgMinute for August 26, 2014

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices. Click here for the full story

Monday, August 25, 2014

Higher prices prompt increase in milk production - AgMinute for August 25, 2014

High milk prices and lower feed costs grew U.S. milk production 4 percent in July over year-ago levels. Continued favorable margins are expected to boost production the rest of the year. Click here for the full story

Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Challenging’ wheat harvest seen for Southern Idaho - AgMinute for August 22, 2014

Wheat has sustained heavy damage throughout Idaho due to continuous rain storms in August. Click here for the full story

RMA announces supplemental coverage for wheat - AgMinute for August 21, 2014

USDA Risk Management Agency announces a new wheat crop insurance option under the 2014 Farm Bill that will help farmers add on to their multi-peril crop insurance policy. The Supplemental Coverage Option is a tool available to farmers after the loss of direct payments and programs like ACRE and SURE, Spokane Valley, Wash., crop insurance agent Steve Wedel says. Click here for the full story

Railroad says it’s trying to catch up with demand - AgMinute for August 20, 2014

Rail capacity issues in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains mean less railcar availability for farmers expecting large harvests. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is working to address the problem, a spokeswoman says. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses - AgMinute for August 19, 2014

The Idaho Barley Commission is seeking to help growers cope with "catastrophic" damage due to a wet August. Click here for the full story

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