Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Organic Farming Conference January 30th - Twin Falls

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follow link for agenda

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2015 Alfalfa Variety Leaflet Available Now!

The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance publishes a listing of virtually all of the the alfalfa varieties offered for sale in the US with ratings for Fall Dormancy and Pest Resistance.  You may view and download a copy of the leaflet at the url listed below, or you may order printed copies.


The NAFA provides a wide range of services to the American forage industry including education and publication of forage educational literature.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Farm Family Business Ownership Succession Workshop Nov 20th

Below is information about the “Farm Family Business Ownership Succession Workshop” that will be held on November 20, 2014 at the Shoshone-Bannock Convention Center in Fort Hall.  It is being sponsored by the Idaho Farm Bureau, Idaho Ag Credit, and the University of Idaho.  A variety of informative topics will be discussed.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending please pass along this information.  To register for the workshop please see attached documents.  

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Funding Available for Wolf Depredation Compensation and Prevention Projects

The State of Idaho, through the Office of Species Conservation (OSC) recently received funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to reimburse Idaho livestock producers for livestock killed by wolves. The state also received funding to help offset the costs of wolf-depredation prevention projects implemented by livestock producers. Idaho was one of 10 states and a single tribal nation to acquire funding through the program. OSC procured these funds through the Services’ Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program, which is a 5-year program authorized under the 2009 Federal Omnibus Public Lands spending bill. 
OSC is now accepting compensation applications for verified livestock depredations caused by wolves. To be eligible for reimbursement, livestock losses must have been verified by USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services and have occurred during the 2014 calendar year. The deadline for submission of compensation applications is December 31, 2014.

Additionally, applications are available for Idaho livestock owners seeking to offset the costs associated with wolf depredation prevention projects. Depredation prevention funding will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

$100,000 for compensation and $100,000 for prevention projects is available.
For additional information please contact Jon Beals at 208-334-2189, or jon.beals@osc.idaho.gov.
For application forms, please visit OSC’s website at www.species.idaho.gov .

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Beef Cattle Research Assistant Need in CA

Beef Cattle Research Assistant  
University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
 is currently recruiting for this position
Requisition Number: 20140665
Closing Date: 12-1-2014

This full-time, permanent position manages beef cattle, under the direction of the Superintendent, and supports research on grazing, animal health and animal production at the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, in Browns Valley, CA.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Closing Date for pasture, Range and Forage Insurance programs Nov 17th

Sales Closing Date Near for Apiculture and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2014 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Idaho and Oregon of the November 17 sales closing date for the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Pilot and Apiculture (API) Pilot insurance programs for the 2015 crop year.

Vote in the General Election on November 4th

The midterm general election will take place tomorrow on Tuesday, November 4th.

Candidates for Federal representatives and senators, state officials from governor to superintendent of schools, state representatives, as well as a host of county candidates are on the ballot.  Also the election of district judge and supervisors to soil conservation distinct.

Many state and Idaho federal candidates have participated in the "Idaho Debates" that were aired on public television and can be viewed at the website below.