IFRS “Western Water Season” 1.18.2020

IFRS Rundown: Interview with State Senator Jim Guthrie on his plan (since shelved) to extend driving privilegs to illegal immigrants. Senator Crapo on the USMCA. Idaho Farm Bureau: What farmers do in the off-season. What is the “Shade Rule”? USDA: USMCA Ratified. Phase 1 of China Deal ratified. Western Snowpack Update. ARC/PLC Deadline. Hemp is…

IFRS “Record Ag Year” 1.11.2020

IFRS Rundown: IFRS: Sen. Mike Crapo on USMCA, Gov. Brad Little on regulatory reform. Idaho FB: Right to Repair. Record Ag Year. American FB: Phase 1 China trade agreement. Expecting trade, regulatory progress in 2020. USDA: Alpacas to the rescue. Healthy blueberries. USMCA ratification. 2019, 2nd Wettest year. Volatile pork year. 411 for ag trade…

IFRS “Conservation” 1.4.2020

IFRS Rundown: Idaho FB: Interview with Sean Ellis about the 2019 potato harvest, and its impact on prices. Interview with Lava Hot Springs farmer Brett Casperson. American FB: 2019 Rundown and look back. Ag Labor Seeks H-2A relief. USDA: 2019 Net Farm Income. Trade update on China Winter drone flying. Incentivizing conservation. Overview of family…

IFRS “Chicken Rentals” 12.28.2019

IFRS Rundown: Idaho Farm Bureau: Meet Amie Taber, Idaho FB’s District 3 Woman of the Year. AFBF: NRCS Regulatory nightmare for one Illinois farmer. AFBF Approves of spending package. USDA: Chicken Rental. Appropriations implications for ag. Pork expansion, November cattle feedlot placements. Dates, US commodities on overseas food aid packages, 2020 USDA Outlook Forum, Update…

IFRS “Little,Trump Meet” 12.21.2019

IFRS Rundown: Idaho Dairymen’s Association CEO Rick Naerabout on labor bill. Governor Little meets with President Trump. Idaho Farm Bureau: Wheat Carryover down, prices may come up, UofI YF&R Program AFBF: US/China Trade USDA: Conservation Innovation, Christmas Snow Cover, Late Midwest Harvest & spring planting, Chicken Rental, US China Trade, Ag lending update.

IFRS “Regulatory Cuts” 12.14.2019

IFRS Rundown: Governor Little cuts most of Idaho’s regulatory rules. Senator Crapo weighs in on USMCA passage. Idaho Farm Bureau: The IFBF hands out multiple awards AFBF: Reports on Labor Bill and USMCA Passage USDA: Christmas Tree shortage, Trade, CRP signup, organic growers on soil health, Western Snowpack

IFRS “80th Annual Meeting” 12.7.2019

IFRS Rundown: Idaho Farm Bureau: IFBF Holds their 80th Annual meeting in the panhandle, with reports from Steve Ritter and Jake Putnam. American Farm Bureau: H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000, Farmer Shares Story of NRCS Mistreatment USDA: Avoiding the farming pain of the 1980’s, Year round Christmas Tree Effort, USDA Farm Forecast. IFRS: Ben Eborn,…

IFRS “Canal Upgrade” 11.30.2019

IFRS Rundown: Idaho Farm Bureau: Twin Falls Canal Project Report, Idaho’s Beet Harvest Complete. American Farm Bureau: House Bill to Ease Estate Tax Burden USDA: Presidential turkey pardon, Christmas tree history, Ag trade surplus, China to boost trade without trade deal, Cranberry crop, Farm credit system strong despite struggling farm economy, peanut lab turns 50.

IFRS “Record Wheat” 11.23.2019

IFRS Rundown: Idaho Farm Bureau: Record Wheat harvest for an Idaho grain farmer. American Farm Bureau: Thanksgiving meal cost up slightly. IFRS: Senator Jim Risch addresses China, Hong Kong, and trade. USDA: Christmas Tree en route to Washington D.C. — Making Sweet potatoes a year-round food. Much More.