After four years showing pigs through 4-H, Kinley Schleicher knew she wanted to expand her show ring circuit and FFA was the next best way to do it. The Caldwell, Idaho teen was even prepared to bus to the next school over to take an ag class and become a member of their FFA program. […]
Our hearts go out to this Idaho family after hearing this tragic news from last week. A two-year-old Jerome, Idaho boy was playing on the farm when he ran in front of a tractor being used to feed calves. According to the Idaho State Journal, Renato Rivera, 33, was backing the tractor up and began […]
Mormon crickets are back in the Pacific Northwest. The Nevada Department of Agriculture has issued a reminder to Nevadans to report Mormon cricket infestations as one southwest Idaho town has become infested. “Mormon cricket populations have been steadily increasing over the last few years, and our partnership with the USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine program […]
Bayer has committed $40,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, in support of their mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of the partnership, Bayer is funding salad bars for eight schools in California and Idaho. To promote this collaboration, and one of the new salad bars, the announcement was […]
An Idaho farmer burning weeds in his ditch recently made an unexpected discovery when he found several religious items stolen from a local church. The farmer found the candles, candlesticks, a large brass cross, communion trays, and one of four missing speaker boxes under a tree in the ditch. The items are believed to be […]
A bill aimed at strengthening the state’s statutes regarding trespassing on farms is headed to the Idaho House floor, but not without opposition. Last week the Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee voted 14-1 to send Rep. Judy Boyle’s, Trespass Bill, HB 536 to the floor for further consideration. The bill includes a three-strike clause, which […]
A federal appellate court ruled last week that part of Idaho’s “ag gag” statute was unconstitutional to First Amendment protections. In a 2-1 vote, the 9th Circuit Court reversed a lower court’s decision, saying a video ban was a “classic example of a content-based restriction that cannot survive strict scrutiny.” In addition to allowing shooting […]
For one 17-year-old from Idaho, talking about it wasn’t enough. She taking the issue straight to the state legislature.
“If you build it, they will come” … but will they? That’s a question an Idaho FFA chapter is considering after the recent purchase of 2.4 acres of land.
The old adage “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade” couldn’t have rang more true when two farmers shared their experiences of staying profitable, sustainable, and resilient in climates not so friendly during the Newsmakers Panel: Adapting to Change in Agriculture Monday at Ag Media Summit in Snowbird, Utah. When Russ Zenner went back […]