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New Wheat Technology Center in Idaho!

Monsanto recently opened a Wheat Technology Center in Filer, Idaho, which is expected to increase wheat breeding efficiency.  The center boasts an operation for wheat seed cleaning, trial preparation and seed storage.  The new facility will bring on 17 full-time … Continue reading

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Rancher Profile – Hyde Ranch Angus

When we think of ranchers, we think of the cattlemen out on the range, raising the beef we eat.  But have you ever thought of who it is that breeds and raises the cows and bulls in order to produce … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile – T & J Farms

This month our featured farming family grows Idaho’s famous potatoes.  I know Dustin from when we attended The College of Idaho together. Teresa & Jerome are the owners of T&J Farm; they farm with their sons Dustin & Derek.  Teresa … Continue reading

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Life on the Range – Idaho’s Ranching Families

The Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission has a program called “Life on the Range” that showcases Idaho’s rangeland and ranching families. Their most recent video introduces us to two Idaho ranching families, the Minks and the Jacas. Mom knows members of … Continue reading

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Agribusiness Profile – John Zietz

This month’s agribusiness professional is John Zietz, of InteGrow Malt/Cargill.  John is a member of my Leadership Idaho Agriculture class.  TheCitySlicker and I had the opportunity to take a tour of John’s barley malting plant earlier this month.  That was … Continue reading

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Rancher Profile – The Baker Family

This month we are introducing you to the Bakers, an Idaho ranching family.  I met Sarah Baker, the 6th generation to carry on her family’s ranching tradition, through Leadership Idaho Agriculture.  She brought a lot of fun and entertainment to … Continue reading

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Agribusiness Profile – Collyn Larson

By participating in Leadership Idaho Agriculture, I had the opportunity to meet a group of wonderful people working in a variety of agriculture-related fields, including conservation, research, education, irrigation, and production.  The agricultural industry in the United States employs millions … Continue reading

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New GMO Potato Introduced!

Last week, a new GMO potato hit the market. The potato variety, named Innate, was developed by the J.R. Simplot company of Idaho. The potato was developed over a decade of research, and has some great qualities that both farmers … Continue reading

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The Farmstead Update

We profiled Jim Lowe, farmer and owner of The Farmstead, a corn maze and pumpkin festival in Boise, Idaho, in October of last year. The hard work and dedication of the Lowe family has resulted in The Farmstead being named … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile – Gutierrez Family Farms

This month we are delighted to introduce you to the Gutierrez Family.  We have known them for years and years, having met them through church.  They raise lamb, and we really enjoyed learning about their unique operation.  Please enjoy reading … Continue reading

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