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  • Gas Prices Up-IFBF Podcast
    April 23, 2018 Podcast
    Idaho gas prices rose again last week to an average $2.93 per gallon. The 7.6 cent retail price increase compares with a national average increase of 5.2 cents per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Average price in Boise is 3.15, 2.95 in Idaho Falls
  • Farm Bill heads to House
    April 20, 2018 Podcast
  • Wheat bullish-IFBF Podcast
    April 19, 2018 Podcast
    Wheat futures are trading 2 cents higher in the SR winter and HR Spring futures this morning. KC HR Winter is up 5 cents. They settled with 9 cent gains in the CBT and KC contracts yesterday, with MPLS up 3 to 5 cents. Forecasts call for rain later this w
  • Beef prices up-IFBF Podcast
    April 16, 2018 Podcast
    Live cattle futures are mixed this morning, with nearby April 80 cents higher as it rose 3% on the week. Feeder cattle futures were 15 cents higher, with April 3% higher since last Friday. The CME feeder cattle index was up 66 cents on April 12 at $136.42
  • Otter on Property Rights Bill-IFBF Podcast
    April 13, 2018 Podcast
    Wheat futures are up 6 cents this morning. The weekly Export Sales report showed all old crop sales for the week were short of expectations at 120,000 MT. That was 10% larger than last week but 71% behind this time last year. Mexico was the largest buyer
  • Local markets steady-IFBF podcast
    April 11, 2018 Podcast
    Live cattle futures are trading slightly lower this morning, as nearby April is up 85 cents. Feeder cattle futures are down 20 cents, with front-month April 20 cents higher. The CME feeder cattle index was down 92 cents on April 6 at $134.49. Wholesale bo
  • Local wheat prices continue to climb
    April 09, 2018 Podcast
    Wheat futures opened the day with most CBT and KC contracts 7 cents higher, as MPLS was 14 cents in the green. Nearby KC was 8% higher over the course of the week, with front-month CBT up 4.7% and MPLS 5% higher. The focus is weather, both dryness in the
  • Tariff Spat with China Continues
    April 06, 2018 Podcast
    China announced another round of tariffs, this time on more than 100 American-made products, including wheat. It’s the second time China imposed tariffs on American imports this week. Just last Monday, China released a list of 128 American products it
  • Spring planting underway-IFBF
    April 04, 2018 Podcast
    The value of the 2017 Idaho potato crop hit a record $1.2 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a sharp increase of 22.7% from last year’s crop. Harvested acreage in the state was down 5% and yields were down 1.2%, according to the
  • April Showers across Idaho, Monday Market Report
    April 02, 2018 Podcast
    Wheat futures are currently 3 cents higher in the Chicago Soft Red Winter contracts this morning. KC Hard Red is a little firmer, up 7 cents because of extended dryness, while MPLS spring wheat is UNCH to 2 higher because of the intended expansion in spri
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  • Potato Plant 2018
    April 23, 2018 Video
    Planting of the 2018 Idaho Potato crop is underway in Eastern Idaho.
  • Popcorn Day
    April 20, 2018 Video
    Appreciation of employees at Idaho Farm Bureau.
  • Trespass Reality
    April 17, 2018 Video
    New trespass laws in Idaho seems confusing to some. Our story points out what the bill does and does not do and contrary to what some might be hearing...there are some county sheriffs in Idaho that do in fact support the new law. some county sheriffs in
  • Walton Trespass Story
    April 16, 2018 Video
    One property owners story about trespassing problems in rural Idaho. His story and many other similar ones became the reason many private property owners across the state supported the successful effort to overhaul Idaho Trespass Law in the 2018 session o
  • AFBF Market Intel: Chinese Tariff Analysis
    April 07, 2018 Video
    AFBF Economist Veronica Nigh discusses the current trade situation with China and its impact on agriculture
  • Farm Labor Update
    April 05, 2018 Video
    Farmers begin to adjust to labor shortage problem.
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    April 01, 2018 Video
    Toddlers (with helpful parents) go on an easter egg hunt.
  • The Right to Repair
    March 30, 2018 Video
    Since the dawn of time farmers have not only produced food but also fixed their own equipment. But manufacturers have made it impossible with computer codes. Farmers are fighting to get access to software codes.
  • Idaho Visits Washington
    March 30, 2018 Video
    Ag Ambassadors with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation trek to Washington to talk politics and take in the history of America.
  • Dogs & Ticks
    March 28, 2018 Video
    Time to check your dogs for tick infestations.

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