Category Archives: Ag Production

Thought of the Week

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. That’s because that guy had the good sense to weed and feed his pasture.

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WAFLA By Air

We’d like to highlight a new seasonal worker program, instituted by the state of Washington.  This program is called the Washington Farm Labor Association, or simply “WAFLA.”  They are doing a test run, and as they work out details and … Continue reading

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Hard to Believe

In a recent L.A.Times opinion editorial, two University of California Irvine professors stated that “food production requires unfathomable volumes of water,” and they concluded that California needs less agriculture. What is really “unfathomable” according to Westlands Water District, near Fresno, … Continue reading

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#27 Pinto the BlogDog – You Say Placenta, I Say Deliciousness!

It’s that time of year again!  Placentas!  Placentas!  Placentas everywhere!  When a mamma ewe has her darling little lambys, after they are all delivered safely, the attendant (read: M’Lady) knows that delivery is finished when the ewe finally passes her placenta.  It’s … Continue reading

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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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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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