Category Archives: Farm Products

American Lamb

Some quick fact that I gleaned from the Food Producers of Idaho’s Ag. Pavilion at the Western Idaho Fair in July this year.  For your use and storehouse of agricultural knowledge. AMERICAN LAMB More than 80,000 family farmers raise lamb … Continue reading

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THE BIG IDAHO POTATO TRUCK VISITS THE BIG APPLE

The Idaho Potato Commission can thank the New York City Police Department for drawing attention to a grandiose publicity stunt orchestrated on August 24th in the Big Apple. The department issued a tongue-in-cheek all-points bulletin over the police radio advising … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Corn

There’s nothing quite like fresh summer fruits and veggies. Crisp watermelon, juicy peaches, tangy tomatoes, and of course, fresh sweet corn with kernels that “POP” in your mouth! Sweet corn was developed right here in North America, when a natural … 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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Chinese Lanterns!

Early on the morning of July 5th, I found this right on the edge of our very dry wheat field – a God-Bless-America Chinese lantern! It is by the grace of God that it didn’t burn the entire field.  There … Continue reading

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Cereal Tidbits

In Rome, in 496 BC there was a drought.  The priests thought if they started worshiping the Greek goddess, Demeter, she might help.  They changed her name to Ceres from the Latin “crescere,” meaning “to grow” which is also the … Continue reading

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Cattle! Beef!

Thought you would like to learn some new exciting information about cattle, to lock away in your brain, so you can impress your friends.   In 1955, the population of the United States was 165 million people.   The cattle … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Palouse

Spring is more than halfway through.  The crops are growing.  We thought we’d best check on everything for you.    

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New Farm Stats

Thought you’d enjoy having some more statistics on farms and food, for your daily conversation with the world.  These figures are from 2012 USDA Ag. Census.     40% of all U.S. land is in farmland 97% of all farms … Continue reading

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Springtime at Sweet Hills Farm

Spring is well on its way all over the Northern Hemisphere, and certainly so at Sweet Hills Farm. Everything is brand new – whether plant or animal.  Here are some pics for you to enjoy.

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