SPOKANE, Wash. — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region.
The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the consumption habits of Americans shift.
National Milk Day is Saturday, Jan. 11, and Reed’s Dairy is celebrating by offering free glasses of milk at all of their store locations throughout Idaho.
I am an Idahoan. I grew up on a dairy and have worked in the dairy industry nearly my entire life. I support the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It is good conservative legislation that supports legal immigration and really takes a look at the reform we as Americans have been demanding.
POCATELLO — Idaho farmers pocketed 50 percent more profits in 2019 than during the prior year, according to a recent University of Idaho economic report.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Rebecca Nininger has found her “whey,” though, she never dreamed the way would be cheese making.
IDAHO FALLS — Idaho farmers and ranchers will remember 2019 as a pretty good year.
Driving 20 hours from Iowa to Idaho for his induction into the Idaho Milk Processors Association Hall of Fame gave Gaylord Fowler plenty of time to reflect on a career that began in Grace and ended 46 years later in Blackfoot.
TWIN FALLS — The news Tuesday that Congressional Democrats had reached a deal with the White House to approve a new North America trade agreement was welcomed in Idaho, where officials said the development will help the dairy industry.
An Aberdeen company is hoping to expand the market for alfalfa hay by developing a new type of protein product. Green Gold Development, LLC received 40 hours of research expertise under Idaho National Laboratory’s Technical Assistance Program.
BOISE — For the first time in several years, there is some optimism creeping into Idaho’s dairy industry.
IDAHO FALLS — New owners, a new location and some canny changes to the product line are positioning 55-year-old Manwaring Cheese for the future.
BOISE — Whitesides Dairy near Rupert has been awarded by the Idaho dairy industry for taking milk quality to an extremely high level.
EAGLE — Thanksgiving will now have to share the fourth Thursday of November with a new national holiday.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani started dabbling with non-dairy foods this year when it launched a coconut-based non-dairy product.
What’s eating yogurt?
Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don’t, and that led the nation’s biggest milk producer, which has large operations in Idaho, to file for bankruptcy Tuesday.
CENTRAL POINT, Oregon — Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River blue cheese has been named world’s best cheese at the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy. Expert judges from around the globe tasted 3,800 of the world’s most distinguished cheeses to choose Rogue River blue as the world champion. …
POCATELLO — After declining in 2015 and 2016, the total value of agricultural production in Idaho has now increased for two straight years.
JEROME — When a group of dairy families opened Idaho Milk Products a decade ago, the company faced a murky future at best. The $80 million facility began churning out cream and protein during a recession, at a time of painfully low milk prices.
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere.
Food Producers of Idaho, representing over 40 commodity and farm organizations in Idaho, has named the 2019 Featured Farm Families for Twin Falls County Fair.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani has a new president.
Skagit County, Washington, dairy farmer Dwayne Faber said young farmers need to have more of a business mindset than farmers of previous generations and they need to think of innovative ways to run their farms.
POCATELLO — Despite trade wars and rumors of trade wars, the total value of Idaho agricultural exports increased 7 percent during the first six months of 2019, compared with the same period last year.
POCATELLO — National and Idaho farm groups quickly applauded the Aug. 25 announcement that the U.S. and Japan have reached a trade agreement in principle.
A partnership between Idaho Steel and Kiremko has recently started selling the largest industrial drum dryer on the market.
TWIN FALLS — A new Twin Falls dairy processing plant will cost an estimated $130 million to build. The Gem State Dairy Products facility will be next to the Glanbia plant at Washington Street and Diamond Avenue West.
JEROME — The University of Idaho has bought more property for its massive research dairy, locking in a Jerome site for a public visitor center, housing, faculty offices and classrooms for the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government has paid $24 million to Idaho farms and dairies in an effort to help them survive financial losses caused by President Donald Trump’s trade wars.
TWIN FALLS — The Magic Valley is home to a lot of cows. There are roughly 417,000 of them, more than twice as many as the area’s human inhabitants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.
DECLO — The cows at Heglar Creek Dairy live indoors and receive constant care, though the facility is sparsely staffed at any given time.
LOGAN, Utah — Utah State University announced June 27 that Doctor Eric Bastian, of Twin Falls, is the new director of the Western Dairy Center.
Meridian High School agriculture teacher Steve Wilder led the Real Dairy Parade as grand marshal June 22 during Meridian Dairy Days.
NAMPA — A Taiwanese dairy product manufacturer plans to open a new facility in Nampa, creating 25 jobs and processing 2.4 million pounds of milk per year.
AMERICAN FALLS — In 2006, when Greg Andersen began managing Seagull Bay Dairy near American Falls, he hoped the dairy would be at the forefront of Holstein breeding trends nationally and internationally.
NAMPA ─ A windmill spins in the front yard of Evert and Dora Jansen Van Beek. They sit to the side of their house and reminisce about the past, in view of the empty dairy barn that pays homage to the thriving dairy operation they once had.
MARSING – Idaho’s top farm commodity teamed up with one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural sectors during a wine and cheese tasting event designed to showcase the two industries.
Working at Eagle Ridge Ranch, the guest ranch managed by his family in Island Park, taught Jarom Hyde about long days, business management and dealing with the public.
BLACKFOOT – There are many agricultural operations in Bingham County that carry the appellation “Family Farm,” and if that means one that’s handed down from father to son and operated with only family labor, the Hatch Dairy off Rich Lane is the epitome of the term.
BOISE — Idaho exported $231 million worth of agricultural products to other nations during the first three months of 2019, an 8 percent increase compared with the same period in 2018.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that’s a popular destinatio…
RIRIE — The dairy cattle grazing against a backdrop of the Heise hills and budding cottonwood trees resemble a pastoral scene from years gone by.
MERIDIAN — This year’s Dairy Days will include all the events the community has come to expect and enjoy — pancakes, a petting zoo and dairy animal competitions — with one big change. The parade will be held on Saturday instead of Friday.
Record slow soy, corn planting continues
What started as a son working for his father on a family dairy farm has evolved into a multi-generation business in providing high-quality raw milk to customers in Rigby and East Idaho.
POCATELLO — A district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by six Mexican veterinarians who accused an Idaho dairy of subjecting them to forced labor.
LOUISVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A dairy farm operated for four generations by one Ohio family is set to run dry.
ALBION, N.Y. — Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation.
WENDELL — A dairy in the midst of shutting down has filed a lawsuit against its bookkeeper, claiming she embezzled more than $700,000 from the company.
BOISE — From the road, Twenty Mile South Farm in southern Ada County looks like any other farm. To the city of Boise, it’s so much more.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won’t tackle the underlying challenges they face.
MILLVILLE, Minn. — Staci Sexton keeps busy at her dairy farm near Millville.