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Washington’s Fabulous Potatoes

Sure, I live in Idaho, the state of famous potatoes.  But our next door neighbor grows massive amounts of potatoes, too.  In fact, Washington has been declared to have “the world’s most productive potato fields.” About 250 Washington farms produced … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world is watching.” -Thomas Jefferson

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Idaho Is Rich With Agriculture!

It’s true that every state grows a large variety of crops and livestock.  Here is Idaho’s list – 194 products and counting!  This list was compiled by Idaho Ag. in the Classroom. Alfalfa Alfalfa seed Alligators Alpacas Apples Apricots Aquatic … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Now that is a beautiful udder! -Livestock producers everywhere YOU’RE WELCOME, AMERICA!

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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

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace, and one for science.” -President J.F.K.

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Thought of the Week

Out here, water is like gold -Ed Wiltse, Mayor of Ulysses, Kansas

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O Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming!  And our Christmas trees are happily growing, under a blanket of snow!  They have become the traditional focal point of our Christmas, and are an important part of American agriculture. Christmas trees are grown in every state, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

You can’t do anything about the rain that won’t fall, or the rain that won’t stop falling.  

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Thought of the Week

“Farmers and ranchers are being told that it is necessary to double the food supply in the next 30 years in order to feed an anticipated human population of over 9 billion people.  Yet every category of production is being attacked, both … Continue reading

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