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Thought of the Week

“As a farmer, it makes me feel good that all the long hours and risk we take to raise a crop is appreciated by the public.” -Drew Eggers, Farmer, Meridian, Idaho

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Thought of the Week

“The soil must be treated as a living thing, and when you stop tillage the organisms that produce the nutrient exchange systems that feed our crops return in mass.  The soil once again becomes healthy like it was in the … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

AG.  NOW MORE THAN EVER

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A Big Thank You to Oregon

This is one of the most refreshing perspectives on the different methods of farming that I’ve seen.  It’s short and concise, quoted by Katy Coba, who is Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  And I quote: “Big ag is … Continue reading

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GMO Spud Sponsors Boise Olympic Cyclist

This week, 43 year old Kristin Armstrong, the two time Olympic gold medal winning cyclist from Boise will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro with the distinction of being the first athlete ever sponsored by a crop … Continue reading

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‘Manure,’ Not ‘Men Who Are’

There are many of us who lived and got along just fine before smart phones came along.  With that said, we’re able and willing and happy to take advantage and learn about the fabulousness of modern technology, specifically smart phones … Continue reading

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Cool Facts About Wheat

Wheat harvest is just finishing up across the nation, so we thought we’d share some interesting facts about wheat! Farmers on 160,817 farms in the United States grow about 2.27 billion bushels of wheat (100 million bushels are grown right … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

YIELD POTENTIAL Test Weight Protein MILLING AND BAKING QUALITY Standability MATURITY Winter Hardiness PLANT HEIGHT Yellow Stripe Resistant Leaf Rust Resistant Tan Spot Resistant STRAWBREAKER FOOT ROT RESISTANT Wheat Stem Sawfly Resistant SEPTORIA LEAF BLOTCH RESISTANT Fusarium Head Blight Resistant … Continue reading

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Chobani Selected as Provider for School Lunches

We have huge news for Idaho agriculture!   Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, officials announced on June 30th it had … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Relax and life will turn out how life will turn out. Have faith in your crop and in Mother Nature, and do the best you can. -Nicole Berg, President, Washington Association of Wheat Growers

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