Monday, January 26, 2015

New Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Available

Release No: RMA-15-013

Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Idaho, Oregon and Washington
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan 26, 2015 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds farmers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington that the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on most 2015 spring-planted crops is approaching. Farmers can also purchase the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection option for 2015 crops.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Women in Agriculture Feb 21st

February 21, 2015
Making Sense of Marketing
...because everyone has a story that needs
to be told to promote agriculture!

You can now register for the 4th Annual
Women in Agriculture Conference  which offers 
women in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska a
 unique opportunity to gather in 28 locations for a 1-day
 event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories
, practical advice for improving farm management skills
 and networking with other women producers.

Have you ever been asked, "Tell me about your farm?"
 It's more important than ever to be able to talk about it
 positively and with passion, no matter what you grow 
 or how you sell it. Join us for an engaging, interactive 
day and learn who your audience is, what they want to
 know about your farm and what tools are best for you.
 Be inspired by our speakers:

Butte SCD Sponsors Soil Health Workshop January 29th in Arco

The Butte Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is sponsoring a Soil Health and Applicator Re-certification workshop on Wednesday, January 29th from 9:00 AM until 3 PM.  The workshop will be held in Suite 203 of the Arco Butte Business Incubation Center located at 159 N. Idaho Street in Arco, Idaho.

Lunch will be provide by the Irrigation Center of Arco, and 3 re-certification credits have been applied for.  Call Frances at the BSWCD in Arco at 208-527-8557 ext 101 to register and reserve a lunch.  Please leave a message in no one is available to take your call.

47th Annual Univeristy of Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo Jan 21-22

The 47th Annual University of Idaho Potato Conference and Ag.
Expo will be held on the ISU campus in Pocatello, 8:00 – 5:00, Wednesday, January 21 and 8:30 – 12:30, Thursday, January 22, 2015.

The conference covers a wide range of industry topics ranging from variety development, management practices and economics, marketing and political issues.  There are Idaho & Washington Department of Agriculture Pesticide Handler credits available in 26 of the 45, hour long presentations. There is also a series of 9 presentations on industry topics presented in Spanish. The Ag Show is held in Holt Arena and there is an extensive Trade Show in the ballroom of the SUB.  There is also a Grower-Speaker Social Wednesday evening, poolside at the Red Lion Inn.

The registration fee is $25.00 and you can register on site.

Registration and schedule information should be available at:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015



·         Jerome – Jan 20 at 9:30 am  - Con Paulos Chevrolet, 251 E. Frontage Road (along I-84)

·         Carey – Jan 21 at 1 pm, Carey City Hall on Main Street

·         Idaho Falls – Jan 22 at 1 to  4 pm, Bonneville County Extension Office

·         Mud Lake – Jan 23 at 9 to 11 am, Senior Center

·         Rigby – Jan 23 at 1 to 3 pm, Jefferson County Courthouse

·         Malad – Jan 27 at 1 to 4 pm, Oneida County Fire Department

·         Pocatello – Jan 28  at 9:30 am to noon, Bannock County Extension Office

·         Soda Springs –Jan 29 at 9 to 11 am, Senior Citizen Center

·         Driggs – Jan 29  at Driggs at 3 to 5 pm, Senior Center

·         New Plymouth – Jan 30 at 10 am to 12:30 pm, Payette County Fairgrounds

·         Howe – Feb 3 at 1 pm to 3:00 pm, Howe Community Center

Univeristy of Idaho Souther Idaho Cereal Schools in February

FEATURING: A Falling Numbers Discussion with Marco Hernando Laredo of Ardent Mills (Burley, Pocatello, Idaho Falls),

 sponsored by the Idaho Wheat Commission