Considered a legislative expert on water issues, Raybould says his work on the topic is among his top contributions to state policy.
Speaking at the University of Idaho’s 2018 Eastern Idaho Potato Conference, Doug Gross reflec
Several bills that could impact Idaho’s agricultural industry will be introduced during the 2
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is experiencing a significant increase in demand for servi
Federal government payments accounted for less than 5 percent of Idaho’s total net farm income, compared to 17.7 percent for U.S. agriculture overall.
Under a law passed last year, Oregon will begin allowing permit holders to salvage roadkill in 2019.
Despite a 2 percent increase in overall farm expenses, net farm income in Idaho increased 15 percent in 2017 due to a 5 percent increase in farm revenues. It was the state’s first increase in net farm income in four years.
Deer and elk top the list in Idaho, but residents have also hauled away 419 moose, 55 black bears, 51 wild turkeys and 39 beavers since the law went into effect.
A new phosphorous standard for nutrient management plans tops the list of Idaho dairymen’s legislative agenda at the state level. Immigration, trade and insurance are the focus at the national level.
The lack of empirical data on the relationship between livestock grazing and sage grouse survival is the driving force behind a collaborative 10-year field study being led by the University of Idaho.
An 11-member committee representing Idaho’s ag industry will offer the state’s congressional delegation input on the development of the new farm bill.
The new standard will better address the risk of phosphorus loss to the environment and allow dairymen to focus management on high-risk sites.
University of Idaho plans to build a new $5.5 million nuclear seed potato facility but Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed 2019 budget does not include $3 million in state funding sought by the university.
“Almost all of the law got upheld,” said Gayle Batt, a former state representative who sponsored the bill in the Idaho House of Representatives. “The meat of the bill survived.”