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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s new farmers site has in-depth information, including:

  • how to increase access to land and capital;
  • build new markets;
  • participate in conservation opportunities;
  • select and use the right risk management tools; and
  • access USDA education and technical support programs.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

 

The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

 

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Living on a Few Acres
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This guidebook is your source for tips, tricks, and suggestions for managing your property. It was created by the Idaho NRCS specifically for Idaho landowners and covers everything from soils to weeds, water to rodents.

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (309)
There are 309 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
Jennifer Saathoff - Administrative Assistant - Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Tina Dean - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
Mike Daulton - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
- Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Heart of the Rockies Initiative
Michael B. Whitfield - Executive Director - Driggs, ID
Idaho Cattle Association
Whitley Reece - Communications Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Conservation League
Rick Johnson - Executive Director - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Council of Trout Unlimited
Ed Northen - President ­ - Hailey, ID
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Rick D. Keller - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Pocatello, ID
Idaho Forest Owners Association
Paul A. Buckland - President - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Ground Water Association
- Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Section - Society for Range Management
Ingrid Drieling - President - Jerome, ID
Idaho Tree Farm Program
Steve Funk - Chair - Coeur d’Alene, ID
Idaho Women in Timber
- Lewiston, ID
Idaho Working Lands
ID
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mule Deer Foundation
- Salt Lake City, UT
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Chris West - Director - Denver, CO
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Nature Conservancy, Idaho
Nancie Lange - Operations Assistant - Hailey, ID
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Logan, UT
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pioneers Alliance
Keri York - Carey, ID
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Preservation Idaho
Kathleen Barrett - Administrative Professional - Boise, ID
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Aaron Swift - Lands Program Manager, ID/NV - Boise, ID
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Snake River Cutthroats-Trout Unlimited
Gary Barnes - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
Laurel Brent-Bumb - Placerville, CA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
Teton Valley Chapter 721 - Trout Unlimited
Boots Allen - President - Victor, ID
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Conservation Fund
Mark W. Elsbree - Northwest Director - Sun Valley, ID
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Trust for Public Land
- Bozeman, MT
Trust for Public Land, Montana and Northern Rockies Office
- Bozeman, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project
Daniel Bertram - Project Manager - Salmon, ID
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Richard Zabel - Executive Director - Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Gregg Servheen
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Sal Palazzolo
Sal Palazzolo - Private Lands/Farm Bill Program Manager - Boise, ID
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Idaho Bean Commission
Lacey Menasco - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Falls Region
Erick Neher - Regional Administrator - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Virgil Moore - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho NRCS State Office
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Idaho Office of Species Conservation
Irina Victoria - Administrative Assistant - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
- Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Science Center
- Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Eagle Rock Engineering and Land Surveying, PC
Kurtis James Roland, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Fox Land Surveys, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
McKeegan Associates Inc
Matt McKeegan - Salmon, ID
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
High Country RC&D Council
Pam Herdrich - Executive Coordinator - St. Anthony, ID
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Rick D. Keller - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Pocatello, ID
Idaho Wool Growers Association
Barry Duelke - President - Boise, ID
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Snake River Dairyman's Association
Teri Fehringer - General Manager - Pocatello, ID
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
Small Farm Resources
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
Garren Apple, AFM
Ag Pro Consulting, LLC - Meridian, ID
Horses For Clean Water
Alayne Blickle - Founder and Program Director - Nampa, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Katie Wallace - Blackfoot, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Dana Wood - Manager - American Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Sean Zaugg - Twin Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Kirk Powell - Manager - Rexburg, ID
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State Funding / Technical Resources
Access Yes!
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Division of Plant Industries - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
- Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Farm Best Management Practices (36)
Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

 

Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
By:

This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

 

Stream Crossing
By:

Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

 

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

 

Weiser River TMDL Implementation Plan for Agriculture
By:

The Weiser River TMDL Implementation Plan for Agriculture outlines an adaptive management approach for implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on agricultural lands.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
By:

Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

 

Your Land & You – Idaho Guidelines
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Booklet provides landowners with practical information and ideas to help manage and enhance natural resources on their property.

 

Winterizing Idaho Horse Properties - A Simple Fall Checklist to Prepare for Colder Weather
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Fall checklist to make horse property more chore efficient during the winter months.

 

Prescribed Grazing Conservation Practice Job Sheet ID-528-JS-01
By:

 

Idaho Agricultural Best Management Practices: Field Guide for Evaluating BMP Effectiveness
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This field guide provides guidelines for evaluating site specific BMPs and the cumulative effects of BMPs within a watershed. 

 

Cover Crop (340) in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document provides an overview of how the NRCS Cover Crop (340) conservation practice can be implemented on organic operations. It discusses different purposes for the practice’s use, design considerations, and how installation might differ in organic systems.& ...

 

Nutrient Management Plan (590) for Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document is an instruction guide for creating and implementing a nutrient management plan (NMP) on certified or transitioning organic lands.

 

Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
By:

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

 

Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors
By:

Explains how to install soil moisture sensors and use them to schedule irrigations more efficiently. Growers who have used them have reduced water use and sometimes improved yields.

 

Spatial Variability Considerations in Interpreting Soil Moisture Measurements for Irrigation
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Detailed examination of the effects varying soil types have on irrigation practices and how to determine the appropriate volume of irrigation for those soil types.

 

Potato Irrigation Management
By:

Efficient irrigation management can increase marketable yield while reducing production costs by conserving water, energy, and nitrogen fertilizer and while reducing potential groundwater contamination.

 

Optimal Performance from Center Pivot Sprinkler Systems
By:

Center pivot sprinkler systems are replacing hand and wheel line systems because of their automation, large areal coverage, reliability, and high application uniformity.

 

Managing Irrigation Water Quality for Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest
By:

Learn how to use water analyses to choose appropriate water treatment and water management practices in irrigated agriculture. The publication covers kinds of tests, sample collection, interpretation of test results, and more.

 

Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn: Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho
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This bulletin describes the water requirements of the corn crop and explains how to manage a center pivot irrigation system to deliver enough water to the crop at the right times.

 

Estimating Water Requirements of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Final Irrigations
By:

This publication teaches how to use the soil feel and appearance method and information on crop stage and soil type to determine whether and how much to irrigate.

 

Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture
By:

Discusses and compares agricultural irrigation systems: surface systems, sprinkler systems, and micro-irrigation and drip irrigation systems.

 

Irrigation Uniformity
By:

Irrigation uniformity, or how evenly an irrigation system distributes water over a field, can have major effects on yield, quality, and gross receipts.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
By:

Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
By:

 

Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
By:

 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
By:

A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

 

What are Food Hubs
By:

A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
By:

The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

 

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

 

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

 

Carbon Sequestration on Idaho Agriculture and Forest Lands
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A report exploring the potential for carbon sequestration on agricultural and private, nonindustrial forest lands.

 

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
By:

Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

 

Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals (264)
There are 264 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agritourism
Idaho Honey Bee
Frank Grover - Boise, ID
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
Jennifer Saathoff - Administrative Assistant - Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Tina Dean - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Pacific Region
Dan Shively - Fish Passage and Habitat Partnerships Coordinator - Portland, OR
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Karen Prentice - Acting Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse - GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Idaho Fishery Resource Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ahsahka, ID
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Idaho
Kathleen Hendricks - Idaho Partners Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Ashton to Tetonia Trail
ID
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Diamond D Ranch
Tom and Linda Demorest - Stanley, ID
Elk Creek Ranch
- Island Park, ID
Granite Creek Guest Ranch
- Ririe, ID
Hansen Guest Ranch
Tom Walsh - Swan Valley, ID
Harriman State Park
- Island Park, ID
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
Henrys Lake State Park
- Island Park, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Watchable Wildlife Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Land of Yankee Fork State Park
- Challis, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mark Norem
Mark Norem Real Estate - Big Timber, MT
Mountain States Realty
R. William Nelson - Designated Broker - Boise, ID
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Sage Realty Group
Ken Dunn - Broker - Driggs, ID
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Beef Counts
- Boise, ID
Driggs Farmers Market
- Driggs, ID
Henrys Fork Farmers Market
- Ashton, ID
Rexburg Farmers Market
- Rexburg, ID
The Idaho Foodbank
Karen Vauk - President & CEO - Boise, ID
Victor Farmers Market
- Victor, ID
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Idaho Beef Council
Traci Bracco - Executive Director - Boise, ID
Idaho CattleWomen Council
Robin Lufkin - Council Chair - Boise, ID
Idaho Community Foundation
Robert Hoover - President & CEO - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Ann E. Dehner - Executive Director - Boise, ID
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Maki Foundation
Patricia Humphry - Aspen, CO
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project
Daniel Bertram - Project Manager - Salmon, ID
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
WaterSMART Grants
Josh German - U.S. Department of the Interior - Denver, CO
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
High Country RC&D Council
Pam Herdrich - Executive Coordinator - St. Anthony, ID
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
Small Farm Resources
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
Garren Apple, AFM
Ag Pro Consulting, LLC - Meridian, ID
Horses For Clean Water
Alayne Blickle - Founder and Program Director - Nampa, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Katie Wallace - Blackfoot, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Dana Wood - Manager - American Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Sean Zaugg - Twin Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Kirk Powell - Manager - Rexburg, ID
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State Funding / Technical Resources
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Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Division of Plant Industries - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
- Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Agri Beef Co.
Robert Rebholtz, Jr. - President, CEO - Boise, ID
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Green Works Idaho
Bruce Poe - Board President - Boise, ID
Idaho Cattle Association
Whitley Reece - Communications Director - Boise, ID
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Idaho Wool Growers Association
Barry Duelke - President - Boise, ID
Lava Lake Land & Livestock, L.L.C.
Kathleen and Brian Bean - Owners - Hailey, ID
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Resources

   
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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

New sprinkler retrofits are a hit with South Idaho farmers
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LESA, which stands for low-elevation sprinkler application, was developed by researchers with the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

 

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

 

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Conservation Easements Protect a Special Place in Idaho for People and Nature
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Conservation easements purchase future development rights and landowners are required to follow a grazing plan to protect and improve sage-grouse habitat.

 

Ranching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Five Year Plan: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018
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The Owyhee Conservation District prime objective is to provide farmers, landowners, and users assistance in improving, sustaining and conserving Idaho’s natural resources.

 

Benewah Soil & Water Conservation District: Five Year Resource Conservation Plan July1, 2010–June 30, 2015 Updated for FY 2014
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This document identifies the resource needs in the Conservation District and presents a resource conservation action plan for meeting these needs.

 

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

 

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (255)
There are 255 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
Jennifer Saathoff - Administrative Assistant - Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Tina Dean - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
COR Enterprises
Tony Braunstadter - Woodshop Manager - Billings, MT
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Farmore Of Idaho - Shipping
Troy Chandler - Manager - Jerome, ID
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Irrigation Systems, Inc.
- Blackfoot, ID
Northwestern Irrigation
- Preston, ID
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Panhandle Forest Products
- Cocolalla, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Nampa, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Paul, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Idaho Falls, ID
Valley Pump & Equipment Company, Inc.
- Emmett, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mark Norem
Mark Norem Real Estate - Big Timber, MT
Mountain States Realty
R. William Nelson - Designated Broker - Boise, ID
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Sage Realty Group
Ken Dunn - Broker - Driggs, ID
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Federal Incentives
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
GIS Training & Research Center
Keith Weber - Director - Pocatello, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Steve Prochnau
Prochnau Forest Consultants, LLC - Owner/President - Olympia, WA
The Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Sara Nelson Hallock
Hallock & Hallock - Logan, UT
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Cascade Earth Sciences
- Pocatello, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc. - Moscow, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery
- Moscow, ID
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Access Yes!
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Division of Plant Industries - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
- Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
Dr. Gordon W. Brumbaugh - Director and Veterinary Scientist - Caldwell, ID
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Veterinarians - Small Animal
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Idaho Ground Water Association
- Boise, ID
Idaho Water Users Association
Norm Semanko - Executive Director and General Counsel - Boise, ID
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Organic Certification

   
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Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

 

Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

 

Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Cover Crop (340) in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document provides an overview of how the NRCS Cover Crop (340) conservation practice can be implemented on organic operations. It discusses different purposes for the practice’s use, design considerations, and how installation might differ in organic systems.& ...

 

Nutrient Management Plan (590) for Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document is an instruction guide for creating and implementing a nutrient management plan (NMP) on certified or transitioning organic lands.

 

Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

 

Show Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals (37)
There are 37 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
Nature’s International Certification Services
Dave Engel - Viroqua, WI
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Jason Laney - Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Organic Certification Program - Idaho
Johanna Phillips - Program Manager - Boise, ID
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Alderspring Ranch
Glenn Elzinga - May, ID
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Golden Valley Natural
- Idaho Falls, ID
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
 

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Beginning Farmer News Items
USDA offers farm loans for underserved, beginning farmers - Idaho County Free Press
11/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
USDA offers farm loans for underserved, beginning farmers    Idaho County Free Press U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Idaho Farm *Service* Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Brian Dansel reminds producers that FSA offers farm ...

Idaho FSA loans to underserved, beginning farmers and ranchers, up in FY 18 - Capital Press
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho FSA loans to underserved, beginning farmers and ranchers, up in FY 18    Capital Press Loans to underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers rose in Idaho in the most recent fiscal year, the state's Farm *Service* Agency office reported.

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve - Idaho Statesman
3/21/2019 9:02:00 PM
Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve    Idaho Statesman The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining ...

Grangeville resident receives Department of Agriculture honor award - Idaho County Free Press
3/21/2019 1:34:00 PM
Grangeville resident receives Department of Agriculture honor award    Idaho County Free Press KAMIAH -- Scott Godfrey, vegetation and stewardship staff officer on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was recently recognized alongside USDA ...

Head-To-Head Contrast: Idaho Independent Bank (OTCMKTS:IIBK) & Banco Santander (SAN) - PressOracle
3/20/2019 10:13:55 PM
Head-To-Head Contrast: Idaho Independent Bank (OTCMKTS:IIBK) & Banco Santander (SAN)    PressOracle Idaho Independent Bank (OTCMKTS:IIBK) and Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will ...

California governor pushes for fee to clean up tainted water - Idaho Statesman
3/20/2019 7:48:00 PM
California governor pushes for fee to clean up tainted water    Idaho Statesman Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge California water customers up to $10 per month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas.

Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election - Idaho Statesman
3/20/2019 1:46:00 AM
Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election    Idaho Statesman Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the ...

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms - Idaho Statesman
3/19/2019 1:37:00 AM
Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms    Idaho Statesman Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.

Idaho Senate Votes To Reject Property, Income, Sales Tax Regs - Law360
3/15/2019 4:05:00 PM
Idaho Senate Votes To Reject Property, Income, Sales Tax Regs    Law360 The Idaho state Senate has approved three bills that would reject rules adopted by the state Tax Commission relating to property, income and sales taxes.

Made In Idaho: American Ostrich Farms - 6 On Your Side
3/14/2019 7:38:00 AM
Made In Idaho: American Ostrich Farms    6 On Your Side KUNA, Idaho — Before casting judgment, here's the story of American Ostrich Farms. The business is located on a 120-acre property in Kuna, Idaho and has ...

Four regional Ag All Star Legislators named; ag is “number one driver of Idaho's economy” - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Four regional Ag All Star Legislators named; ag is “number one driver of Idaho's economy”    Idaho County Free Press North Central Idaho had one senator and three representatives honored recently, among 76 state legislators total who were named Ag All Stars by Food ...

Sen. Crapo on enactment of the new Farm Bill - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Sen. Crapo on enactment of the new Farm Bill    Idaho County Free Press On Dec. 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote of 87-13. The U.S. House ...

Ag Day 2019 tribute to farmers, ranchers | Guest Commentary - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 7:00:00 AM
Ag Day 2019 tribute to farmers, ranchers | Guest Commentary    Idaho County Free Press Agriculture: Food for Life” is the theme for this year's Ag Day – March 14. Our country's farmers and ranchers work hard to provide food and clothing for our ...

Village cheers return of Indonesia woman in North Korea case - Idaho Statesman
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Village cheers return of Indonesia woman in North Korea case    Idaho Statesman Jubilant villagers have greeted the young Indonesian woman freed after Malaysia dropped charges that she killed the estranged half brother of North Korea's ...

March 12 Cheers & Jeers | Opinion - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/11/2019 11:51:00 AM
March 12 Cheers & Jeers | Opinion    Idaho Press-Tribune Jeers, jeers, and more jeers for the two Idaho Press, “libtard” reporters who wrote the hit piece on LtGov McGeachen. How does a simple show of support for a ...

Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump - Idaho Statesman
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump    Idaho Statesman Farmers feeling pinch from Trump's tariffs say their patience comes with a caution flag for president.

Barnstorm: A Rash of Farm Belt Bankruptcies Hasn't Reached Idaho...Yet - Boise Weekly
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Barnstorm: A Rash of Farm Belt Bankruptcies Hasn't Reached Idaho...Yet    Boise Weekly "We're in the third year of this downturn. It just gets to you after a while."

Melba farmer Dave Prow retires, to host equipment retirement auction - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Melba farmer Dave Prow retires, to host equipment retirement auction    Idaho Press-Tribune Bright-green tractors, a red and white truck and other equipment line the Melba backyard of Dave Prow. Instead of resting under a shed or rolling out in the field, ...

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum - Idaho Statesman
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum    Idaho Statesman Students can pursue what amounts to a marijuana major or cannabis minor as a growing number of colleges look to prepare graduates for jobs in a blossoming ...

Full text of Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address - Idaho Statesman
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Full text of Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address    Idaho Statesman Here is the full text of Gov. Bill Lee's first annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to a joint convention of the Tennessee General Assembly on ...

Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms - Idaho Statesman
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms    Idaho Statesman The Wisconsin Public *Service* Commission is preparing to decide the fate of two proposed solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar ...

Highlights of Gov. Evers’ state budget proposal - Idaho Statesman
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Highlights of Gov. Evers’ state budget proposal    Idaho Statesman Gov. Tony Evers' first state budget spells out his spending priorities for the next two years.

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump - Idaho Statesman
2/28/2019 12:11:00 AM
Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump    Idaho Statesman The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump's tariffs, with a key ...

What's happening in the Idaho Legislature: Feb. 18-26 - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
What's happening in the Idaho Legislature: Feb. 18-26    Idaho Press-Tribune Bill to move gas tax money from state police to roads passes House.

Pine Ridge Mall evolving from retail to experience-based orientation - Idaho State Journal
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pine Ridge Mall evolving from retail to experience-based orientation    Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Pine Ridge Mall Manager Drake Taylor says the facility he oversees is in the midst of a fundamental shift in orientation that should help it evolve ...

Daily on Healthcare: Medicaid expansion repeal fails in Idaho…Facebook considers burying anti-vaccine posts - Washington Examiner
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Daily on Healthcare: Medicaid expansion repeal fails in Idaho…Facebook considers burying anti-vaccine posts    Washington Examiner Smart *content*. Deeper culture. Better access. Become a subscriber to the Washington Examiner magazine.

Legal Hemp Production May Yet Come To Idaho - News Radio 1310 KLIX
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legal Hemp Production May Yet Come To Idaho    News Radio 1310 KLIX Hemp legalization in Idaho may be near. State Representative Dorothy Moon is working on a bill to legalize hemp growing. Hemp is distantly related and in ...

Standard of living and extended growth makes Idaho Falls a strong economy, study says - Post Register
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Standard of living and extended growth makes Idaho Falls a strong economy, study says    Post Register A new economic study says Idaho Falls is the second strongest metropolitan economy in the state. In a nationwide ranking of metropolitan economies by the ...

Idaho farmers see production increase, revenue decrease in 2018 - Twin Falls Times-News
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmers see production increase, revenue decrease in 2018    Twin Falls Times-News BOISE — Despite drops in prices, cash receipts for Idaho farmers stayed about the same in 2018 due to increases in production.

Treasure Valley has yet to see much investment from 'opportunity zones,' but officials are optimistic - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Treasure Valley has yet to see much investment from 'opportunity zones,' but officials are optimistic    Idaho Press-Tribune The Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reduced taxes on businesses and individuals, and it gave economic developers across the country a new ...

Idaho Ag Department requests flat budget | Idaho - Capital Press
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Ag Department requests flat budget | Idaho    Capital Press Department takes on more inspections as yields, population rises.

Facing evictions, Farmway Village to part with feds - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Facing evictions, Farmway Village to part with feds    Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL — The Caldwell Housing Authority is parting ways with the federal government to prevent the displacement of low-income families who aren't ...

Magic Valley dairy industry challenges not confined to Idaho - KMVT
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Magic Valley dairy industry challenges not confined to Idaho    KMVT A University of Idaho Extension report says Idaho farmers are making about 40 percent of the income they made in 2011, in part due to the overproduction of ...

Full text of Gov. Little's State of the State and budget address - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Full text of Gov. Little's State of the State and budget address    Idaho Press-Tribune Gov. Brad Little, Idaho's 33rd governor, delivered his first State of the State and budget address Monday. Keep up with reporter Betsy Russell's coverage on the ...

2018 proved tough for Idaho farms, as revenue declined and dairies closed down - Idaho Statesman
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
2018 proved tough for Idaho farms, as revenue declined and dairies closed down    Idaho Statesman A recent economic report shows Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy producers.

Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — With a new governor at the helm, Idaho's legislative session sets sail Monday into challenging seas.

Dairy overproduction triggers steep Idaho farm income drop in 2018 - Post Register
1/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dairy overproduction triggers steep Idaho farm income drop in 2018    Post Register Idaho farm income plummeted for a second consecutive year in 2018, due largely to overproduction by the state's dairy producers, according to a recent ...

Idaho legislative budget writers get economic update - Idaho Statesman
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho legislative budget writers get economic update    Idaho Statesman The Idaho Legislature's Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee received mixed news Thursday, just days ahead of the opening of the ...

State: Your W-4 is way off, and you need to fix it now... - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
State: Your W-4 is way off, and you need to fix it now...    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — It's very, very likely that the W-4 form on file with your employer is off — way off. And as a result, you could have to pay hundreds of dollars at tax time in ...

Legal arguments: Idahoans in health gap face 'harsh consequences' - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Legal arguments: Idahoans in health gap face 'harsh consequences'    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — Falling into Idaho's health coverage gap has “harsh consequences,” according to legal arguments filed with the Idaho Supreme Court this week, even ...

Lewiston, Idaho No-Tiller and Farm Business Consultant Dick Wittman to Present at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference - No-Till Farmer
12/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lewiston, Idaho No-Tiller and Farm Business Consultant Dick Wittman to Present at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference    No-Till Farmer No-Till Farmer has announced that Lewiston, Idaho no-tiller and farm business consultant Dick Wittman will be making his inaugural appearance at the National ...

Fighting The Stigma Of Hunger In Central Idaho - Boise State Public Radio
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting The Stigma Of Hunger In Central Idaho    Boise State Public Radio People tend to think about the hungry during the holiday season, when organizations participate in canned food drives. In the Wood River valley, though,

'Gems' of Gem County 2018 honored - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Gems' of Gem County 2018 honored    Idaho Press-Tribune Three local long-time farm families were recently honored by the Gem County Farm Bureau. Andy and Jeanne Kendall, Bill Conrad, and Russ and Jackie Rekow ...

Idaho tax revenues continue to fall short, creating ‘unusual’ challenge for lawmakers - Idaho Statesman
12/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho tax revenues continue to fall short, creating ‘unusual’ challenge for lawmakers    Idaho Statesman Idaho is on track to have roughly $63 million less in tax revenue than budget forecasters predicted, with general fund revenue collections for the month of ...

Federal payments begin to tariff affected producers - Idaho Press-Tribune
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal payments begin to tariff affected producers    Idaho Press-Tribune Some Gem County farmers and ranchers are starting to receive some compensation from the federal government for tariff related price reductions for their ...

Idahoans made Medicaid expansion the law. What happens next? - Idaho Statesman
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idahoans made Medicaid expansion the law. What happens next?    Idaho Statesman More than 60 percent of Idaho voters on Tuesday directed the state to open up Medicaid to more adults — tens of thousands who are abled-bodied, childless ...

Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho - Foreign Policy
11/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho    Foreign Policy BOISE, Idaho—Henne Schuwer's job is to understand Washington, D.C. Which is how he found himself in Boise, Idaho, last month. Schuwer, a towering figure ...

Land Value Trends Across the U.S.: Utah and Idaho - agprofessional.com
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Land Value Trends Across the U.S.: Utah and Idaho    agprofessional.com This analysis is provided by Thomas V. Boyer AFM, ARA, AAC. In sunny dry Utah and southeastern Idaho, land prices are holding firm, even in light of one of the ...

The art of survival for the farm vet - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
The art of survival for the farm vet    Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA — Current Nampa resident Rick Gutierrez went to school hoping to become a sheep veterinarian, because when he was growing up he said his family ...

South Idaho migrant camp residents reflect on heritage - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
South Idaho migrant camp residents reflect on heritage    Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA — Esperanza Garcia arrived in Idaho in 1955, crammed into the back of a truck with 20 other people.

Farmstead experience connects community to ag - Post Register
9/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmstead experience connects community to ag    Post Register MERIDIAN — Farming has always been a part of Jim Lowe's life. He grew up on a farm in Montana and moved to Idaho, continuing that legacy with his wife,

Rural power surge | Idaho - Capital Press
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural power surge | Idaho    Capital Press At their 5-acre spread outside Weiser, Idaho, retired ranchers Jack and Julie Holmes have installed solar panels to offset their electricity costs. “We made the ...

The Farmstead connects community to agriculture through experience - Idaho Press-Tribune
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Farmstead connects community to agriculture through experience    Idaho Press-Tribune Farming has always been a part of Jim Lowe's life. He grew up on a farm in Montana and moved to Idaho, continuing that legacy with his wife, Hillary Lowe.

Idaho tax panel raising valuations on irrigated farmland - Capital Press
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho tax panel raising valuations on irrigated farmland    Capital Press Capital Press. The taxable value of irrigated farmland will increase by as much as 286 percent in Elmore County and 226 percent in Bonneville County as the ...

Bonneville ag assessments to spike - Post Register
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bonneville ag assessments to spike    Post Register Property taxes paid by Bonneville County farmers are set to spike this year after the Idaho Tax Commission determined that tax valuations were systematically ...

18-year-old producer grows his sheep operation | Idaho - Capital Press
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
18-year-old producer grows his sheep operation | Idaho    Capital Press Caleb Pirc, 18, has built his Katahdin hair sheep flock into a sizable and sustainable operation that has room to grow.

Farmland cash rents mixed in region | Profit Center - Capital Press
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmland cash rents mixed in region | Profit Center    Capital Press Capital Press. Farmland cash rents have been up this year in Oregon and Washington, and mostly flat in Idaho, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics *Service* ...

Idaho Falls man charged with falsifying tax returns - Post Register
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Falls man charged with falsifying tax returns    Post Register An Idaho Falls man is facing multiple charges related to tax fraud after he reportedly falsified his W-2s.

The Art of Ag: Nampa AgriCULTURE Exhibition Spotlights Idaho's Farm and Ranch Roots - Boise Weekly
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Art of Ag: Nampa AgriCULTURE Exhibition Spotlights Idaho's Farm and Ranch Roots    Boise Weekly AgriCULTURE will hang at the Nampa Civic Center through Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Dry-land shrimp | Business - Lewiston Morning Tribune
8/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dry-land shrimp | Business    Lewiston Morning Tribune POTLATCH — The ocean is no where near Idaho's first shrimp farm.

Harder-to-find farmland: Parts of growing southwest Idaho mull preservation - Capital Press
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Harder-to-find farmland: Parts of growing southwest Idaho mull preservation    Capital Press Capital Press. A high mound at Twin Oaks Farms north of affluent Eagle, Idaho, offers an expansive view of the growing greater Boise area — including miles of ...

Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road - Idaho Press-Tribune
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road    Idaho Press-Tribune When the two oldest Gooding sisters left for college, neither had any plans to return to the western Canyon County hop farm where they were born and raised.

Dairy industry continues to thrive in Idaho while dwindling in Meridian - Idaho Press-Tribune
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dairy industry continues to thrive in Idaho while dwindling in Meridian    Idaho Press-Tribune Brent Jackson's farm is one of five dairies left in Meridian and 28 dairies left in Ada County. Meridian was considered the center of the dairy industry in the ...

Idaho total net farm income increased 15 percent in 2017 - Capital Press
1/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho total net farm income increased 15 percent in 2017    Capital Press BOISE — Total net farm income in Idaho rose an estimated 15 percent in 2017, far faster than USDA's projected 3 percent increase for U.S. agriculture overall.

Idaho farm cash receipts up for first time in three years - Capital Press
1/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farm cash receipts up for first time in three years    Capital Press BOISE — Following two years of declines, total farm cash receipts in Idaho are projected to be up 5 percent in 2017.

Farm Land Conversion in the American West - The Blue Review - The Blue Review
11/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Farm Land Conversion in the American West - The Blue Review    The Blue Review The Mountain West is experiencing a population boom since the 2000 millennium. Idaho is no different – its population grew 26% between the years 2000 ...

Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts - Capital Press
9/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts    Capital Press BOISE — Idaho remained in the No. 3 spot among the 11 Western states for total farm gate receipts last year, behind California and Washington.

Some farmers are now losing money. That doesn’t mean they should curb output. Here’s why - Idaho Statesman
4/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Some farmers are now losing money. That doesn’t mean they should curb output. Here’s why    Idaho Statesman A third of farmers in my home state of Minnesota are losing money, according to a university report. This is probably true elsewhere and is no surprise. Product ...

Idaho agriculture growing faster than U.S. ag overall - Capital Press
2/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho agriculture growing faster than U.S. ag overall    Capital Press BOISE — Total cash receipts and net farm income in Idaho declined last year, but not as much as many people thought and the state's farming sector is ...

Farm Resources News Items
Farm Aid Activates Its Family Farm Disaster Fund In Response To Devastating Midwest Floods - Idaho State Journal
3/21/2019 2:23:00 PM
Farm Aid Activates Its Family Farm Disaster Fund In Response To Devastating Midwest Floods    Idaho State Journal CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As farmers and ranchers in the Midwest deal with the impact of historic flooding, Farm Aid has activated its ...

Avista Goes With Washington Wind Power - North American Windpower
3/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
Avista Goes With Washington Wind Power    North American Windpower Following a request for proposals, Avista Corp. – an energy company serving Washington, Idaho and Oregon – has chosen to purchase power from the ...

Avista strikes deal to purchase wind energy from new facility in Washington State - Daily Energy Insider
3/21/2019 8:28:46 AM
Avista strikes deal to purchase wind energy from new facility in Washington State    Daily Energy Insider Published on March 21, 2019 by Dave Kovaleski. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Avista, which provides electricity to parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, ...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses - Idaho Statesman
3/20/2019 3:02:00 AM
Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses    Idaho Statesman Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year.

House-passed memorial on selling public lands dies in Senate committee - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/18/2019 4:26:00 PM
House-passed memorial on selling public lands dies in Senate committee    Idaho Press-Tribune The Senate Resources Committee has allowed HJM 5, a House-passed, non-binding memorial calling for equal-valued federal land to be sold or traded to ...

Farm and Ranch: Meet Katie Mosman | Agriculture - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Farm and Ranch: Meet Katie Mosman | Agriculture    Idaho County Free Press GRANGEVILLE – Katie Mosman hasn't let any grass grow under her feet during the past two years.

Sen. Crapo on enactment of the new Farm Bill - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Sen. Crapo on enactment of the new Farm Bill    Idaho County Free Press On Dec. 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote of 87-13. The U.S. House ...

U of I Researchers Proactively Plan for Changing Landscapes in Idaho's Magic Valley - Weekly News Journal
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
U of I Researchers Proactively Plan for Changing Landscapes in Idaho's Magic Valley    Weekly News Journal It's not hard for Kathryn Frostenson to imagine her hometown of Jerome — part of Idaho's agricultural epicenter — in the throngs of some pretty hefty changes ...

Why was a driver arrested for hauling legal hemp in 2019? - Fleet Owner
3/11/2019 10:49:16 AM
Why was a driver arrested for hauling legal hemp in 2019?    Fleet Owner An Oregon truck driver found himself arrested, held in jail for four days, and charged in Idaho with hauling a material that federal law says is perfectly legal to ...

Idaho News Briefly | Local - Post Register
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho News Briefly | Local    Post Register Governor signs wolf control bill. BOISE (EMI) — In response to requests from farmers and ranchers, the Idaho Legislature approved a permanent method for ...

Family farm expands, diversifies | Seed & Row Crop - Capital Press
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Family farm expands, diversifies | Seed & Row Crop    Capital Press A multi-generational farm near Paul, Idaho, produces a variety of crops.

The Latest: Farm group applauds plan to drop wolf protection - Idaho Statesman
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Latest: Farm group applauds plan to drop wolf protection    Idaho Statesman A group representing farmers and ranchers is praising a federal agency's proposal to drop protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.

Bill to allow civil lawsuits for blocking public lands fails - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill to allow civil lawsuits for blocking public lands fails    Idaho Press-Tribune Legislation that would have allowed private citizens to bring civil lawsuits against private individuals or entities willfully and knowingly blocking access to public ...

Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms - Idaho Statesman
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wisconsin commission, residents mull proposed solar farms    Idaho Statesman The Wisconsin Public *Service* Commission is preparing to decide the fate of two proposed solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar ...

NRCS offers conservation assistance for monarch | Idaho - Capital Press
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
NRCS offers conservation assistance for monarch | Idaho    Capital Press A reported 85 percent decline in the overwintering monarch butterfly's western population from 2017 to 2018 prompted the USDA Natural Resources ...

Judge OKs settlement from nation's largest natural gas leak - Idaho Statesman
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Judge OKs settlement from nation's largest natural gas leak    Idaho Statesman A judge has approved a $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak.

Keepin' It Local: Where Idaho entrepreneurs can go to get free help - KTVB.com
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Keepin' It Local: Where Idaho entrepreneurs can go to get free help    KTVB.com NAMPA, Idaho — I'm excited to tell you about a valuable free resource for entrepreneurs in Idaho. It's called the Small Business Development Center.

Bill to form Idaho Council on Federal Lands goes to House - Idaho News
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill to form Idaho Council on Federal Lands goes to House    Idaho News A legislative committee on Wednesday sent a proposal to the full House to create a panel on federal lands issues. The Council on Federal Lands would be ...

Bill to form council on federal lands set for vote by House - Capital Press
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill to form council on federal lands set for vote by House    Capital Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative committee on Wednesday sent a proposal to the full House to create a panel on federal lands issues. The Council on Federal ...

Improving public land access - Post Register
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Improving public land access    Post Register Like thousands of families across Idaho, Vicki and I raised our children, and now our grandchildren, to enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing and recreation ...

Pennsylvania Dairies Have Advantages Over Idaho | Dairy Farming News & Information - Lancaster Farming
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pennsylvania Dairies Have Advantages Over Idaho | Dairy Farming News & Information    Lancaster Farming As tough as times are for dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, farmers in Idaho in some ways have even fewer protections, according to a farmer who knows both ...

Legislation addresses needs of Idaho irrigation districts | Water - Capital Press
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legislation addresses needs of Idaho irrigation districts | Water    Capital Press Water delivery, supply issues assume higher profile as state grows.

Idaho's surcharge on electric, hybrid cars far exceeds their impact on roads; link to my full story - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's surcharge on electric, hybrid cars far exceeds their impact on roads; link to my full story    Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho currently penalizes electric vehicle owners with an extra registration fee that far exceeds their impact on roads, according to data presented to state ...

Water supply report shows mixed picture | Idaho - Post Register
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Water supply report shows mixed picture | Idaho    Post Register BOISE (NRCS) — January's weather varied across the state and that was reflected in changes in Idaho's snowpack, according to the February Water Supply ...

USDA to aid producers helping monarch butterfly - Post Register
2/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
USDA to aid producers helping monarch butterfly    Post Register BOISE (USDA) — Idaho agricultural producers can voluntarily help the monarch butterfly on their farms and ranches through a variety of conservation practices ...

February snows brighten Idaho water outlook | Water - Capital Press
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
February snows brighten Idaho water outlook | Water    Capital Press Storms in the first dozen days of February boosted the previously lagging snowpack to a point that southern Idaho irrigators can expect adequate water supplies ...

Winter storms bring Boise snowpack back up to normal levels - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Winter storms bring Boise snowpack back up to normal levels    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — The Boise basin snowpack is sitting at normal levels following a number of winter storms.

Bill would allow Oregon farmland rezone along Idaho border - Capital Press
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill would allow Oregon farmland rezone along Idaho border    Capital Press A stretch of Oregon farmland within 20 miles of Idaho's border could be rezoned for residential development under a bill that critics say will undermine ...

Commentary: Raising Anderson Ranch Dam a critically needed investment in Idaho's future - Capital Press
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Raising Anderson Ranch Dam a critically needed investment in Idaho's future    Capital Press Last Thursday we introduced HJM 2, which focuses on our need to raise the Anderson Ranch Dam.

Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner, but use of renewable energy proves a constant balancing act - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner, but use of renewable energy proves a constant balancing act    Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner and more renewable-based over the past 10 years, a shift rooted in a mix of legal requirements and economic ...

In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors - High Country News
2/6/2019 4:01:58 AM
In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors    High Country News Does recharging an aquifer solve one of the West's oldest water problems, or perpetuate it?

New Farm Bill Legalized Hemp. But There's Still Confusion - Wyoming Public Media
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Farm Bill Legalized Hemp. But There's Still Confusion    Wyoming Public Media Last year's farm bill made it legal to grow and transport hemp in the U.S. But a recent seizure in Idaho this month illustrates the confusion over its.

Gov. Little appoints Regina Bayer to Idaho Senate - Capital Press
1/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Little appoints Regina Bayer to Idaho Senate    Capital Press Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Jan. 28 appointed Regina Bayer, R-Meridian, to replace her son, Cliff Bayer, in the Idaho Senate. The two-year term will expire after the ...

Gov. Little recommends 3 percent merit-based raises for state employees, no change to benefits - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Little recommends 3 percent merit-based raises for state employees, no change to benefits    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — With Idaho state worker pay lagging behind both the public and private markets, state employees could be looking at 3 percent raise next year, with no ...

Idaho Farm Income Declined in 2018, Dairy is Struggling - Dairy Herd Management
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Farm Income Declined in 2018, Dairy is Struggling    Dairy Herd Management Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report.

Murder-suicide is Meridian's third in six months - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Murder-suicide is Meridian's third in six months    Idaho Press-Tribune MERIDIAN — Three Meridian residents died Sunday in the city's third murder-suicide since July.

Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — With a new governor at the helm, Idaho's legislative session sets sail Monday into challenging seas.

More agency head appointments by Little, including a half-dozen holdovers - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
More agency head appointments by Little, including a half-dozen holdovers    Idaho Press-Tribune Gov.-elect Brad Little today announced a half-dozen state agency heads who he'll be keeping on from the Otter Administration, plus two additional appointees.

Little names new director for Health & Welfare, other top staffers... - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Little names new director for Health & Welfare, other top staffers...    Idaho Press-Tribune Gov-Elect Brad Little has named a new director for the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, the state's single largest agency: Dave Jeppesen. Jeppesen has ...

Legislation creates ideal time for Idaho to rethink cannabis - Ontario Argus Observer
12/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Legislation creates ideal time for Idaho to rethink cannabis    Ontario Argus Observer Congressional action to legalize hemp means the Idaho Legislature and Gov. Brad Little will have good cause to confront the state's cannabis policy this winter.

Lewiston, Idaho No-Tiller and Farm Business Consultant Dick Wittman to Present at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference - No-Till Farmer
12/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lewiston, Idaho No-Tiller and Farm Business Consultant Dick Wittman to Present at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference    No-Till Farmer No-Till Farmer has announced that Lewiston, Idaho no-tiller and farm business consultant Dick Wittman will be making his inaugural appearance at the National ...

Opinion column: Seriously, it's time to reexamine Idaho's cannabis laws - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Opinion column: Seriously, it's time to reexamine Idaho's cannabis laws    Idaho Press-Tribune Congressional action to legalize hemp means the Idaho Legislature and Gov. Brad Little will have good cause to confront the state's cannabis policy this winter.

Congress OKs $400 billion farm bill that will legalize hemp - Idaho State Journal
12/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Congress OKs $400 billion farm bill that will legalize hemp    Idaho State Journal WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress on Wednesday voted final approval to a massive farm bill that will provide more than ...

County producers to present at Jan. 8 grazing conference - Idaho County Free Press
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
County producers to present at Jan. 8 grazing conference    Idaho County Free Press Two Idaho County ag producers will be presenters at the upcoming Three Rivers Grazing Conference in Lewiston. Dion Heckman of White Bird, and Derrick ...

Men face marijuana charges in Idaho; they say they possessed hemp plants - KVAL
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Men face marijuana charges in Idaho; they say they possessed hemp plants    KVAL BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two men have been charged with trafficking marijuana into Idaho even though they say they were transporting immature hemp plants from ...

Tanikuni to retire from Idaho Farm Bureau - Capital Press
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Tanikuni to retire from Idaho Farm Bureau    Capital Press Dennis Tanikuni, assistant director of governmental affairs for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, plans to retire Dec. 31 after nearly 24 years with the ...

Crapo, Risch support bipartisan Farm Bill; provides market access for Idaho agriculture - Idaho County Free Press
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Crapo, Risch support bipartisan Farm Bill; provides market access for Idaho agriculture    Idaho County Free Press Reauthorization of the Farm Bill will provide the certainty agriculture producers in Idaho and across the nation need as they continue to face a challenging farm ...

Idaho Dairy Is Raising The Bar With Workforce Development - AgWeb
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Dairy Is Raising The Bar With Workforce Development    AgWeb A new farm program isn't just setting standards for animal care, but also for how you should treat employees on the farm. From safety to training, Betsy Jibben ...

IDOC's one-stop reentry center aims to ease transition from prison to society - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
IDOC's one-stop reentry center aims to ease transition from prison to society    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — To Idaho Department of Correction Reentry Program Manager, a newly released prisoner transitioning back into society must have three aspects met ...

Idaho to Pay $260000 in Legal Fees in Livestock Farm Spying Lawsuit - Dairy Herd Management
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho to Pay $260000 in Legal Fees in Livestock Farm Spying Lawsuit    Dairy Herd Management An animal rights group applauded a court ruling ordering Idaho to pay $260000 to attorneys for animal rights groups over the state's law banning spying at farms ...

Officials announce that long-awaited crisis center will open in Pocatello in March 2019 - Idaho State Journal
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Officials announce that long-awaited crisis center will open in Pocatello in March 2019    Idaho State Journal Southeast Idaho is getting an early Christmas present in the form of a long-awaited behavioral health community crisis center.

NRCS Idaho issues call for special projects | Farm-and-ranch - Idaho County Free Press
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
NRCS Idaho issues call for special projects | Farm-and-ranch    Idaho County Free Press Natural Resources Conservation *Service* State Conservationist for Idaho, Curtis Elke, has announced a call for Special Project pre-proposals. These Idaho ...

Hearing on Elmore County water right application could set historic precedent in Idaho - Idaho Press-Tribune
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hearing on Elmore County water right application could set historic precedent in Idaho    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — Whether to pump water from Anderson Ranch Reservoir into Elmore County-based Little Camas Reservoir will likely be decided by the potential ...

Idaho candidates answer 3 questions in their own words - Idaho Statesman
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Idaho candidates answer 3 questions in their own words    Idaho Statesman Idaho's midterm election candidates describe their priorities, how they plan to be advocates for Idahoans and where they stand on important issues facing the ...

Push to get Snake Plain wells metered enters home stretch - Idaho State Journal
11/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Push to get Snake Plain wells metered enters home stretch    Idaho State Journal BOISE — Officials with the Idaho Department of Water Resources say they're in the home stretch of an effort to get thousands of irrigation wells that draw from ...

Idaho cattle convention loads agenda | Idaho - Capital Press
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho cattle convention loads agenda | Idaho    Capital Press The Idaho Cattle Association's annual convention and trade show will offer a host of cowboy-centric discussions, from politics and regulations to financial ...

Nuisance Concerns: Are Farmers Protected? | Farm-and-ranch - Idaho County Free Press
9/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nuisance Concerns: Are Farmers Protected? | Farm-and-ranch    Idaho County Free Press According to the National Agricultural Statistics *Service* there are 2.4 million head of cattle in Idaho as of Jan. 1, 2018. Idaho County reports 32500 head.

October is boo-min’ with haunts, hockey and harvest festivals - Idaho Statesman
9/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
October is boo-min’ with haunts, hockey and harvest festivals    Idaho Statesman A list of things to do in and around the Treasure Valley in the month of October.

Rural power surge | Idaho - Capital Press
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural power surge | Idaho    Capital Press At their 5-acre spread outside Weiser, Idaho, retired ranchers Jack and Julie Holmes have installed solar panels to offset their electricity costs. “We made the ...

Dustin Miller picked to head Idaho Department of Lands - Post Register
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dustin Miller picked to head Idaho Department of Lands    Post Register BOISE — Idaho's state Land Board voted unanimously Friday to offer Dustin Miller, currently director of the governor's office of species conservation, the job of ...

Farm Bill: Not broken, don't fix it - Idaho State Journal
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farm Bill: Not broken, don't fix it    Idaho State Journal A message I have heard clearly from Idahoans in the town meetings I have been holding across our great state and in discussions with Idaho producers and ...

How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal - CleanTechnica
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal    CleanTechnica August 6th, 2018 by Tina Casey. The great state of Idaho is in a bit of a pickle when it comes to energy security, but a new breakthrough hints at a way out.

Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road - Idaho Press-Tribune
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road    Idaho Press-Tribune When the two oldest Gooding sisters left for college, neither had any plans to return to the western Canyon County hop farm where they were born and raised.

A farm on Fairview Avenue? Why State & Lemp, Camel’s Crossing restaurants started one - Idaho Statesman
7/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
A farm on Fairview Avenue? Why State & Lemp, Camel’s Crossing restaurants started one    Idaho Statesman The minds that first united with Camel's Crossing – owners Scott and Caitlin McCoy and chef Christian Phernetton – have a vision for Boise's culinary future that ...

Young Cattle Producers' Conference builds next generation of beef leaders - Idaho County Free Press
7/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Young Cattle Producers' Conference builds next generation of beef leaders    Idaho County Free Press The second annual Idaho Young Cattle Producer's Conference (YCC) was held in July in Caldwell and the surrounding area. Twenty-two emerging beef leaders ...

Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production — so how did they get started and where are they going? - Idaho State Journal
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Renewables are vital to Idaho’s energy production — so how did they get started and where are they going?    Idaho State Journal Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy.

Districts bring conservation efforts down to earth | AP Wire - Capital Press
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Districts bring conservation efforts down to earth | AP Wire    Capital Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Third-generation farmer Lance Griff wanted to improve the soil health and conserve water on the 3700 acres he farms with his father, Ron ...

Our Changing Idaho: With Few Protections In Place, Farmland Is Gobbled Up By Subdivisions - Boise State Public Radio
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Our Changing Idaho: With Few Protections In Place, Farmland Is Gobbled Up By Subdivisions    Boise State Public Radio Every day, about 19 people move to Boise. And that growth is creating a housing crunch in the valley.

What's it like to rely on renewable energy? Look at life in Idaho. - Idaho Statesman
6/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
What's it like to rely on renewable energy? Look at life in Idaho.    Idaho Statesman Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy. With abundant waterfalls, sunshine, wind and open pastures, most of Idaho ...

Yes, buy local. Support local farmers. But support the whole farming community, too. - Idaho Statesman
6/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yes, buy local. Support local farmers. But support the whole farming community, too.    Idaho Statesman Local” has different meanings to different people. It's no surprise, because there is no official definition of “local” food. This places the burden with consumers, ...

Farmers worry their livelihoods might be swept away as Utah, Idaho and Rocky Mountain Power eye new Bear Lake water plans - Salt Lake Tribune
6/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmers worry their livelihoods might be swept away as Utah, Idaho and Rocky Mountain Power eye new Bear Lake water plans    Salt Lake Tribune May brings the busy end of calving season at Carl Wheeler's ranch in Thatcher, Idaho, when his cows give birth in lush meadows along the banks of the Bear ...

Recharge efforts heal Idaho aquifer | Idaho - Capital Press
5/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Recharge efforts heal Idaho aquifer | Idaho    Capital Press SHOSHONE, Idaho — This year's combination of bountiful reservoirs and slow-melting mountain snowpacks have been a blessing to the Idaho Water Resource ...

Organic Certification News Items
Idaho organic inspection program at capacity | Idaho - Capital Press
8/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho organic inspection program at capacity | Idaho    Capital Press Capital Press. Idaho's organic certification program has become so popular in the last few years that the state Department of Agriculture capped applications to ...

Local News, Pence donates Sandpoint Orchard to UI - Bonner County Daily Bee
8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local News, Pence donates Sandpoint Orchard to UI    Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has established a new presence i.

Farmers markets are back in action | Events - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmers markets are back in action | Events    Idaho Mountain Express and Guide You know it's finally summertime when the Wood River Farmers' Markets come to town, bringing locally grown food and handiwork, and a place to socialize ...

Meridian Feed Mill Certified as Organic - PR Web
12/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Meridian Feed Mill Certified as Organic    PR Web First organic feed mill in Southern Idaho is certified. Organic pellets for laying hens; also State Fair Pig Grower, Steer Feed, Lamb Grower.

Idaho organic dairies growing rapidly | Idaho - Capital Press
8/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho organic dairies growing rapidly | Idaho    Capital Press DIETRICH, Idaho — Ben Pulsipher was managing a 2000-cow conventional dairy in Raft River when he decided it was time to start his own operation.

Wife of Bliss farmer given probation in organic seed fraud case - Idaho Statesman
6/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Wife of Bliss farmer given probation in organic seed fraud case    Idaho Statesman The wife of a Bliss farmer who fraudulently sold non-organic seed as organic was sentenced last week to three years' probation.

Bliss farmer sent to prison over organic labeling fraud - Idaho Statesman
6/7/2016 3:00:00 AM
Bliss farmer sent to prison over organic labeling fraud    Idaho Statesman Bernard Saul was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.9 million in profits earned by falsely labeling conventional alfalfa seed as ...

Idaho farmer pleads guilty in organic fraud case - Capital Press
3/30/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmer pleads guilty in organic fraud case    Capital Press BOISE — A 58-year-old Bliss, Idaho, farmer has pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud and money laundering charges related to the sale of conventionally raised ...

Purple Sage Farms stays on organic advocacy path - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Purple Sage Farms stays on organic advocacy path    Idaho Press-Tribune Purple Sage Farms is known for founder Tim Sommer's early and continuing advocacy of organic agriculture in Idaho. That support is a key reason Sommer ...

Feds Investigate Idaho Organic Alfalfa Seed Farmer - Twin Falls Times-News
2/23/2016 3:00:00 AM
Feds Investigate Idaho Organic Alfalfa Seed Farmer    Twin Falls Times-News BUHL | Federal prosecutors want to seize property owned by Saul Farms in Buhl, under suspicion it was purchased with $1.7 million of fraudulent proceeds.

Cover Crops as Pest Management Tool - Twin Falls Times-News
10/26/2015 3:00:00 AM
Cover Crops as Pest Management Tool    Twin Falls Times-News GOODING • Livestock feed and improved soil health are two reasons why growers across southern Idaho are planting more cover crops. But another reason is ...

Breaking the organic barrier | Organic - Capital Press
10/15/2015 3:00:00 AM
Breaking the organic barrier | Organic    Capital Press BUHL, Idaho — Third-generation farmer Tim Cornie ventured into organics eight years ago on his farm near Buhl, Idaho, but his enthusiasm was no match for ...

The buzz around native bees - Idaho Press-Tribune
9/20/2015 3:00:00 AM
The buzz around native bees    Idaho Press-Tribune MIDDLETON — A late-summer breeze carried the scent of rosemary and basil as Tim and Mike Sommer spoke about their organic farming methods at Purple ...

Nice Package: DOMA Coffee of Post Falls, Idaho - Sprudge
7/8/2015 3:00:00 AM
Nice Package: DOMA Coffee of Post Falls, Idaho    Sprudge Post Falls, Idaho specialty coffee makers Doma Coffee Roasting Company have helped define their brand by an innovative approach to packaging. Vivid ...

Idaho factory bodes well for organic ag - Capital Press
10/30/2014 3:00:00 AM
Idaho factory bodes well for organic ag    Capital Press POCATELLO, Idaho — State officials say a large, organic convenience food manufacturer's recent decision to open a plant in this city's former Heinz Frozen ...

Got Milk? Got Drugs? Got Both?: State Responds After Idaho Dairy Cattle Test Positive in Food Safety Tests - Boise Weekly
4/6/2011 3:00:00 AM
Got Milk? Got Drugs? Got Both?: State Responds After Idaho Dairy Cattle Test Positive in Food Safety Tests    Boise Weekly High levels of antibiotics and other drugs found in cattle linked to dairies.