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Living off the Land: Growing cabbages and carrots

Lance Ellis / for Farm & Ranch
These are examples of some excellent cabbages grown last year near Newdale.

In our area of late-season frosts, long winters and uncertain spring weather, there is one reliable and dependable crop to grow which is cabbage. This is a relatively easy crop to grow, and many of the early homesteaders in our area grew large amounts of cabbage as it could be turned into sauerkraut and stored for food.

Rain for Rent honored as a top Reinke dealer

Courtesy of Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc.
From left, Reinke President Chris Roth; Skip Hylton, Lance Eldridge and Jackson Stipe of Rain for Rent; and Reinke Northwest Territory Manager Marvin Pascual at a Reinke Sales Convention.

DESHLER, Neb. – Reinke has recognized Rain for Rent, with locations in Idaho Falls, Nampa and Paul, as one of the top-10 highest-selling dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada, in acknowledgment of the company’s marketing year success.

Madison FFA earns trip to state

Courtesy of Shalani Wilcox
The Madison High School FFA ag sales team is, from left, Kabe Clark, Bret Bagley, Kenadee Robinson, Grace Bair and their adviserJason Bair.

North Upper Snake River District FFA members will compete at state after winning several competitions at district contests held Feb. 8 at Madison High school, and Feb. 21 at North Fremont High School.

Restoration of Presto Bench farmhouse to begin

Courtesy of Presto Preservation Association
The Nels and Emma Just home was built with bricks made from clay taken from the Blackfoot River in 1888 in the Presto Bench area east of Firth. Restoration of the home begins Monday with a $3,500 grant from the Idaho Heritage Association and matching funds raised by family and friends.

When his oxen team escaped from freighter Nels Just in the late 1800s, he found them grazing on what he thought was an idyllic patch of ground between the foothills and the Snake River plain, east of Firth.