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USDA Reminds Idaho Producers of Important Procedures for Filing Crop Insurance Claims

SPOKANE, Wash.,  — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency reminds Idaho producers affected by recent excessive rain and hail related crop damage of important procedures for claiming losses under the federal crop insurance program.  All producers should refer to their crop insurance policies for complete details on providing notice of damage or loss.

In general, producers must give notice within 72 hours of the initial discovery of damage or loss of production of a planted crop, but not later than 15 days after the end of the insurance period. Additional provisions and timelines apply to crops insured with revenue protection. In the event there is no damage or loss of production for those who elect revenue coverage, producers must give notice no later than 45 days after the latest date the harvest price is released for any crop in the unit where there may be a revenue loss.



Idaho residents strongly encouraged to support Boulder White Clouds petition effort
Click on link to sign petition:

http://www.yourboulderwhiteclouds.org/home.html

Ditch the Rule
Click on link to see the "Ditch the Rule" page.

ditchtherule.fb.org

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Voice of Idaho Agriculture

Gubernatorial Candidate Lacks Rural Perspective

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation does not endorse candidates for statewide offices. However, statements posted on Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate A.J. Balukoff’s website are reasons for rural voters to be concerned.

We believe Idaho voters should be aware of and informed about the candidate’s position on wolves, monument designations and several others. The following statement is one example:

What do you think about the state wolf-control panel that Gov. Otter and the Legislature created this year?

“I think that was more about election-year politics than an attempt to create informed public policy.....

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Capitol Reflections

Voting Records and Capitol Reflections - Issue 12, 2014 - Final Session Issue

Legislative Voting Records
2013 Voting Records   read more
2014 Voting Records   read more

Capitol Reflections
The 2014 legislative session was productive for the citizens of Idaho and for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. Of the 17 items that Governor Otter highlighted in his Legislative Successes press release, four were in direct response to Idaho Farm Bureau’s policies and others support policy principles of our organization.
On at least two occasions, the Governor has used Idaho Farm Bureau as the example of how organizations and individuals can achieve success by working pro-actively and cooperatively, within the legislative process to identify problems and then develop solutions for those problems.

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