Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pulse crop production down as prices rise - AgMinute for October 29, 2014

Yields for lentils, chickpeas and green peas in Washington and Idaho were down significantly this year but because of production challenges in other areas as well, prices are on the rise. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prospects dim on settlement for all wheat claims - AgMinute for October 28, 2014

No agreement has been reached in the lawsuits filed by non-soft white wheat plaintiffs against St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. Click here for the full story

Idaho Milk Products opens tech center - AgMinute for October 27, 2014

Idaho Milk Products of Jerome, Idaho, has added a technical center to its growing milk protein business and held a grand opening Oct. 24 to celebrate its five year mark. Click here for the full story

Eradication program shows signs of success - AgMinute for October 24, 2014

A state eradication program reduced the Japanese beetle population in Boise by 58 percent this year and officials are confident the invasive pest can be eliminated from Idaho before it reaches any cropland. Visit for more information.

Monday, October 27, 2014

U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins - AgMinute for October 23, 2014

U.S. milk production was up 4.1 percent in September over year-ago levels, boosted by 78,000 additional cows and increased per cow production of almost 2 pounds. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica - AgMinute for October 22, 2014

Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico - AgMinute for October 21, 2014

A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock. Click here for the full story

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses - AgMinute for October 20, 2014

A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses in wheat and barley production they suffered this year due to unusually heavy August and September rains. Click here for the full story

Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves - AgMinute for October 17, 2014

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery. Click here for the full story

Cattleman band together against new checkoff - AgMinute for October 16, 2014

Cattlemen are banding together to fight Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's intention to resolve a stalemate in the beef industry over amending the national beef checkoff by establishing a supplemental, secondary beef checkoff under a 1996 generic promotion act. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mexican trucking pilot expires - AgMinute for October 15, 2014

A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Idaho corn maze one of nation’s best - AgMinute for October 14, 2014

An Idaho corn maze is receiving national attention again but its owner said while the recognition is fun, he's more interested in educating urban folks about agriculture while entertaining them. Click here for the full story

Monday, October 13, 2014

Arizona: Mexican wolf proposal would be ‘disaster’ - AgMinute for October 13, 2014

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s concerns are outlined in a letter sent to ranching groups in the region. Click here for the full story

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery - AgMinute for October 10, 2014

Last month, five consumer and environmental groups sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration expressing their concern about the flavor industry, which determines the safety of its own ingredients. Click here for the full story

EPA extends water rule comment period - AgMinute for October 9, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on a controversial proposal that would change the definition of "waters of the U.S.," a rule change some say will increase the agency's power over agriculture. Click here for the full story

Grant could help Idaho bean industry - AgMinute for October 8, 2014

A two-year research project funded by a $57,000 specialty crop grant will look at ways to help Idaho dry bean farmers combat the nightshade weed. The weed costs the Idaho bean industry about $8 million a year. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Value of Idaho cropland up 6.7 percent - AgMinute for October 7, 2014

The average value of all cropland in Idaho rose 6.7 percent to $3,040 per acre this year, and the value of irrigated cropland in the state rose 8.5 percent to $4,600 an acre. Click here for the full story

Monday, October 06, 2014

Global beef supplies continue to get tighter - AgMinute for October 6, 2014

Tight global supplies of beef will tighten further for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015, but record prices in the beef and cattle complex are firm on unwavering consumer demand. Click here for the full story

Friday, October 03, 2014

Grant supports alternative fruit research in Idaho - AgMinute for October 3, 2014

A $103,000 specialty crop grant will allow researchers at University of Idaho's Parma experiment station to continue trials aimed at helping growers produce alternative fruit and nut crops. Click here for the full story

Media given tour of Idaho dairy - AgMinute for October 2, 2014

Media members were taken on an extensive tour of a fourth-generation Idaho dairy Sept. 30. The Kuna dairy's owner said he viewed it as his responsibility to provide media and thus consumers a close-up look at how a dairy operates. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Wash. wheat farmer found GM plants in 2007 - AgMinute for October 1, 2014

A USDA investigation found a Washington farmer had experienced problems with glyphosate-resistant wheat in 2007 but destroyed the crop before it could be tested for a transgenic trait. Click Here for the full story

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