IFRS “Feral Swine” 5.8.2021

This week on the IFRS… the concerns grow over the western snowpack, we’ll tell you about that, plus an administrative action is coming next month to deal with potential water supply conflicts in the Wood River Valley. We’ll have all of those details. Feral Swine are a growing problem for farmers in America, a big…

IFRS “Potato Planting Begins” 5.1.2021

This week on the IFRS… Spring potato planting has begun, and the Idaho Farm Bureau’s Jake Putnam takes us to an east Idaho operation, plus we’ll tell you about a flood management grant program you may want to apply for. And Ben Eborn, of course, has this week’s livestock report. Senator Mike Crapo weighs in…

IFRS “Sheep Rancher Optimism” 4.24.2021

This week on the IFRS, we go to Emmett and meet Sheep Rancher John Peterson, who faced the covid pandemic challenges with optimism. Plus, Ben Eborn checks in a little later with the livestock market report. and we take another look at precision agriculture. We have much more.

IFRS “Heat in the West” 4.17.2021

This week on the IFRS, we head down to Bear Lake County where one multi-generational farmer has combined his love of agriculture, with music. Plus, a look at what the American Jobs Plan contains for farmers and rural residents. If you think the weather across the West has changed in the past 50 years, you’d…

IFRS “Regenerative Farming” 4.10.2021

It’s called regenerative farming, and it may be part of the solution to soil depletion in the Palouse and other areas. Farm Bureau has a report on that. And in the ongoing debate over breaching four lower snake river dams, we hear from Congressman Russ Fulcher, who respects but disagrees with Congressman Simpson. We also…

IFRS “Food Giveaway” 4.3.2021

This week on the IFRS, a first time disease hits wild rabbit populations in Idaho, and domestic rabbit owners should be very careful. We’ll have the details and the guidelines. Plus, some things you should know about the upcoming farm year, and Clark Johnston with the Idaho Farm Bureau will have some advice. Plus Ben…

IFRS “Roots Chips, Farm Dog” 3.20.2021

A young aberdeen spud farming couple launches a farm-to-bag potato chip company. And do you have a farm dog that you think could win the Farm Bureau’s Dog of the Year contest? We’ll have those details a little later. Ben eborn will have the livestock market report.

IFRS “Unprecedented Wildfires” 9.26.2020

Unprecedented wildfire year. CFAP/Continuing Resolution in Congress. La Nina arrives. Idaho barley facility expects growth. Idaho Fruit Growers see big demand. New Public Lands brochure. Restoring groundwater innovation. Early freeze in some parts of the country. Farm Safety Week.

IFRS “Grizzly Delisting?” 9.19.2020

Crapo/Risch co-sponsor bill to delist the Grizzly bear. Price updates on beef Innovative Hagerman High ag science program. Direct marketer benefit. New headlights designed to reduce deer/traffic collisions. Impacts of solar farms on farm land. Hamp producer feedback. Animal ag as an environmental & sustainability solution. Household food security.