Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. Farmworkers are at high risk for fatalities and injuries. They also may be exposed to hazards from grain bins, machinery, tractors, heat, noise, dust, pesticides, vehicles, ladders and falls. Just climbing on a haystack to pu…
Not all farm ground is equal.
In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency drafted a new rule defining “waters of the United States” or WOTUS. The proposed rule would have allowed the EPA to regulate activities on most rivers, streams, ditches and canals. In addition, it would have allowed the EPA to restrict many farmin…
On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump was expected to sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, i.e. the farm bill.
The old saying goes that two certainties in life are death and taxes.
As mentioned in a previous column, Idaho is an “open range” state.
Genetically modified seeds have become an essential part of American farming. By planting genetically altered seeds farmers are able to increase yields and reduce costs.
For more than a century, the raising of cattle and sheep have been important industries in Idaho. However, violent conflicts between cattlemen and sheepherders were common in Idaho’s early history because the two groups competed for rangeland.