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  • Wheat Yields down 12-Percent, Quality Excellent
    November 30, 2017 Blog
    A total of 1.1 million acres of wheat was harvested in the state this year, down slightly from 1.13 million acres last year. Yields averaged 82.2 bushels per acre statewide in 2017, down from last year’s record of 91.4 bushels.
  • Survey Reveals Alarming Results
    November 30, 2017 Blog
  • Idaho Harvests: Good Across the Board
    November 29, 2017 Podcast
    Both hard red winter and Chicago wheat closed higher Tuesday while the red spring futures were lower on the close. Chicago wheat is now down 50 cents since the 27th of September and $1.69 since the 5th of July.
  • 2017 Farm Wrap
    November 28, 2017 Video
    Two young Idaho farmers reflect on the 2017 farm year.
  • Potato yields down, prices excellent
    November 27, 2017 Blog
    The Thanksgiving holiday drove potato prices up and a trucking shortage might keep them there.
  • Aquifer Recharge on pace to match last year's record
    November 27, 2017 Blog
    The US Bureau of Reclamation told water users that they will keep Southeastern Idaho canals flowing this winter.
  • Monday Markets down
    November 27, 2017 Podcast
    Wheat futures are trading 2 cents lower to begin the week, with spring wheat unchanged and Soft Red the weakest. Soft red fell 5 cents in most Chicago Board of Trade and KC contracts on Friday, while MPLS was 3 cents lower. Weekly export shipments throug
  • USDA Census of Agriculture
    November 27, 2017 Video
    Learn about the new improved electronic form and how important it is to be counted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Podcast
    November 22, 2017 Podcast
    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey shows diners will enjoy a slightly more affordable Thanksgiving dinner this year.
  • Cost of Thanksgiving dinner drops
    November 21, 2017 Blog
    The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey found that a Thanksgiving Day dinner for 10 will cost shoppers just $49.12, a 75-cent drop from last year’s average of $49.87.
  • House Poised to Take Up Farm Bureau-supported Tax Bill
    November 21, 2017 Blog
    The lower individual tax rates and the new business tax rate contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), set for a House vote, hold the potential to reduce income taxes for farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
  • Grain Storage Tight
    November 20, 2017 Blog
    The grain is piled up, from outside the Pocatello Airport to Burley and Gooding.
  • Wheat futures down
    November 20, 2017 Podcast
    Wheat futures dropped 4 cents lower in the Hard Red and Soft Red contracts this morning, with MPLS spring wheat down 6 to 7 cents. They were mostly 5 cents higher in the KC and CBT contracts today, as MPLS was mixed with Dec futures 1/2 cent lower.
  • Weekend Market Report: Corn down
    November 17, 2017 Podcast
    Corn futures are trading a cent higher after ending the Thursday trade session with most contracts 1 to 2 cents lower.
    November 15, 2017 Podcast
    Live cattle futures ended the Tuesday trade session with most contracts 95 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were up $1.07. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle index was 37 cents lower at $159.63. Wholesale beef prices were lower on Tuesday aft
  • Winter Shaping Up, La Nina Could Bring Another Big Snow Year
    November 15, 2017 Blog
    The National Weather Service declared this week that La Nina conditions are officially here.

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