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Updated May 14, 2018

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AFBF - Convention

President Trump Addresses Farm Bureau (Page 1-2) - January 11, 2018
President Trump addresses American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting - January 09, 2018

Ag Ambassadors
Idaho Visits Washington (Video) - March 30, 2018

Ag In The Classroom
AFBF Partners with AG in the Classroom - August 09, 2017

Annual Convention - IFBF
American Farm Bureau VP Julie Anna Potts Visits Idaho - December 26, 2017
Julie Anna Potts (Video) - December 12, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting Press Release - December 07, 2017
Searle Opens the Idaho Farm Bureau's 78th Annual Meeting - December 05, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting (Video) - December 05, 2017
78th Annual Meeting Starts Dec. 5th (Video) - December 04, 2017

Ag Condition Report

Idaho Ag Condition Report (Page 4) - January 11, 2018

Annexation, Agricultural Land

Agricultural Land and Annexation (Page 3) - February 23, 2018


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Beans
Bean commission drops soybean moratorium proposal- May 07, 2018 
Stanley Bean Harvest (Video) - October 26, 2017
Bean Harvest, Neil Durrant (Video) - September 29, 2017

Beef
Beef Market Trending up (Video) - April 30, 2018 
Cattle Market Flat, Kyle Wade (Video) - September 04, 2017

Bees
Honey Bee (Video) - May 04, 2018
Bitner hosts researchers - July 29, 2017 

Biofuels
Up the Advanced Biofuels Requirement for 2018 - September 05, 2017 

Biotech Crops
Biotech Crops Benefit from Celebrity Endorsement - July 27, 2017


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Capitol Reflections

IFBF Capitol Reflections March 29, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections March 16, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections March 9, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections March 2, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections February 23, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections February 16, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections February 9, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections February 2, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections January 26, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections January 19, 2018

IFBF Capitol Reflections January 11, 2018


Cattle (See Beef)

Census
Time running out to complete Census of Ag - April 24, 2018
Idaho Ranks 3rd Nationally in Census of Ag Surveys - March 30, 2018
USDA Census of Agriculture (Video) - November 27, 2017

Climate
Climate Extortion - July 27, 2017

Commodity Prices (See Farm Economy)

Crickets
Crickets invade SW Idaho - August 10, 2017

Crop Insurance
Important Crop Insurance Deadline Nears - July 31, 2017

Crop Residue (See Field Burning)


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Dairy
Dairy West: The future of dairy promotion in Idaho - May 07, 2018
AFBF develops new insurance product for dairy farmers - May 02, 2018 
Dairymen seek price change formula - January 31, 2018

Dairy Phosphorus Indexing Rule Approved (Page 1-2) - January 26, 2018
Legislation introduced in the U.S. House would provide more access to milk in schools - December 15, 2017
USDA Dairy Program Options Announced - September 06, 2017
Canyon County Farm Family, Beranna Dairy (Video) - July 27, 2017

Depredation
Elk Depredation in Decline (Video) - March 01, 2018
Ranchers Struggle with Elk Depredation - October 02, 2017
Too Many Elk (Video) - September 29, 2017 

Drug Abuse
Survey Reveals Alarming Results - November 30, 2017 


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Elk (Also see Depredation)
Busy Season on Victor Elk Ranch (Video) - October 03, 2017

 


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Fair/4H
Family Affair at the Fair, North Idaho, Woempner Family (Video) - August 24, 2017
Jefferson County Fair, 4H Sheep (Video) - August 17, 2017
4-H Show Season, Rupert, Pigs, Nalder Family (Video) - August 08, 2017

Farm Bill
House Poised to Take Up Farm Bureau-supported Tax Bill - November 21, 2017
Farm Bill Negotiations Underway - September 06, 2017

Farm Economy
Farm Economy (Video) - February 17, 2018
Idaho net farm income up 15-percent in 2017 - February 20, 2018
Net Farm Income Up? - September 19, 2017
Summer on the Farm, Tracy Walton (Video) - August 01, 2017

Field Buring

Legislature Approves Field Burning Rule (Page 2) - February 2, 2018

Crop Residue Burning (Page 4) - January 19, 2018

Fish and Game

Fish and Game Report on Fee Increase Results (Page 4-5) - February 23, 2018

Food - General 

FSMA Inspection Bill Passes Senate Ag (Page 2) - March 9, 2018
Cost of Thanksgiving dinner drops - November 21, 2017
New Documentary Sheds Light on Biotech - October 25, 2017

Fuel

Fuel Tax (See Tax)

Gas Prices on the rise - August 28, 2017


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Governor
Otter Delivers Final State of State Address - January 08, 2018

Grain
Grain Elevator Operators Worried about new tax law - January 26, 2018
Grain Storage Tight - November 20, 2017
Mexican Millers Tour Idaho Grain Elevators - October 19, 2017
Grain storage tight - August 02, 2017 

Grazing (See Range Issues)


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Hay
Hay Bales, Kyle Meyer (Video) - September 06, 2017
Hay market improves - August 07, 2017
Eastern Idaho Hay Harvest, Drone Flyover (Video) - August 01, 2017

Health Insurance
Farm Bureau Urges Lawmakers to Stop the Health Insurance Tax for 2018 - September 18, 2017

Hops
Hop Harvest in Full Swing - September 08, 2017



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Idaho Department of Water Resources

Idaho Water Resource Board Meeting (Page 3) - March 29, 2018

IDWR and IWRD Legislative Report (Page 3) - February 2, 2018

IDWR Bills (Page 5-6) - March 26, 2018

IDWR Board Meeting (Page 4-5) - March 26, 2018

Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory Legislative Report (Page 4-5) - February 2, 2018

 Invasice Species

Invasive Species Program Report (Page 3-4) - February 9, 2018

 


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L

Labor
Farm Labor - Hiring Locals - May 13, 2018
Idaho farm labor market gets tighter as wage earnings rise - April 9, 2018
Farm Labor Update (Video) - April 05, 2018

Inmate Labor Bill Gets Overwhelming Senate Vote (Page 4) - January 26, 2018

Senator Lodge Amends Inmate Labor Statute (Page 3) - January 19, 2018
Labor shortage plagues California - October 26, 2017 

Legislative Bills

Cercla Fix Included in Omnibus Spending Bill (Page 5)- March 29, 2018

Personal Property Tax on Ag Equipment (Page 4) - March 29, 2018

H658a, Property Rights Bill Crosses Finish Line! (Page 1)- March 29, 2018

Update: 2 Bills Pass Senate, Go to Governor (H537, H538;Page 3) - March 16, 2018

Some Bills That Will Not Move Forward (H396, H397, S1224; Page 2) - March 16, 2018

Wolf Collaring Gets a "Do Pass" Then Passes House (Page 2) - March 9, 2018

Federal Stockwater Rights Bill Advances (Page 1-2) - February 23, 2018

Several Other Bills of Interest (Page 4) - February 16, 2018

Trespass Bill Advances (Page 1) - February 16, 2018

Three Wolf Bills Introduced (Page 1) - February 9, 2018

Trespass Bill Introduced (Page 1) - February 9, 2018

Democrat Bills (Page 2-3) - February 2, 2018

Quit Parking in the Passing Lane (Page 5) - February 2, 2018

Update on H375 and S1208 (Page 1-2) - February 2, 2018

Legislative Candidates

Get Familiarized with 2018's Legislative Candidates (Page 5) - March 29, 2018

Legislative Conference

Legislative Conference (Video) - February 15, 2018
Strolling Buffet highlights IFBF Legislative Conference - February 13, 2018

Legislators
Lawmakers honor JFAC chairmen - March 20, 2018 

Lowry/Nettleton (See Stockwater Rights)

Legislative Retirements

Additional Legislative Changes (Legislative Retirements, Open Seats; Page 3) - March 16, 2018

Rep. Hartgen Announces Retirement (Page 3) - January 26, 2018

Raybould Announces Retirement (Page 3) - January 19, 2018

There'll Be Lots of New Faces a Year From Now (Legislative Retirements; Page 2-3) - January 11, 2018

Livestock Haulers

 Two New ELD Actions Benefit Livestock Haulers (Page 2) - March 29, 2018


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Manure Emissions
Court of Appeals Stays Manure Emission Rule Until May 1st - February 05, 2018 

Memorial

Memorials: Columbia River Treaty and Federal Land Designations (Page 4) - March 9, 2018

Stibnite Minining Project Joint Memorial (Page 4) - February 9, 2018

Monuments
AFBF Hails Bears Ears, Escalante Reforms - December 07, 2017
Congress Considering Antiquities Legislation - October 12, 2017



N

NAFTA (See Trade)

Net-Metering

Net-Metering Proposed Changes (Page 4) - March 2, 2018


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Onion
Mixed Onion Harvest in Idaho and Oregon - September 14, 2017 
JC Watson Onion Company, Jon C. Watson (Video) - September 12, 2017


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Pesticides
ISDA Announces Unused Pesticide Disposal Dates - September 06, 2017 

PILT
Secure Rural Schools Act Anything but Secure - February 19, 2018 
Western Senators want Rural Schools and Self Determination Act Funded - November 08, 2017

Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning by Referendum (Page 3) - February 23, 2018

Policy Development
State Resolution Committee Meets (Video) - April 26, 2018
State Resolution Committee Meets in Boise (Video) - September 22, 2017

Potatoes
Potato Plant 2018 (Video) - April 23, 2018
Judge rules in favor of potato farmers in PCN lawsuit - March 29, 2018
Potato yields down, prices excellent - November 27, 2017
Famous Potato, Harvest, Stephanie Mickelsen (Video) - September 21, 2017
'16 season over, '17 season starts, Stephanie Mickelsen (Video) - August 22, 2017

 Property Rights

H658a, Property Rights Bill Crosses Finish Line! (Page 1)- March 29, 2018

Property Rights Bill Advances (Page 1) - March 16, 2018

Landowners Want Their Right Protected (Page 1-2) - March 9, 2018

Property Tax, Ag Equipment (See Tax, Personal Property)


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R

Railroad Tax (See Tax)


Range Issues

Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission Legislative Report (Page 4) - February 2, 2018

Ranchers return to Range - December 20, 2017 
Ranchers, Land Managers Tour Morgan Creek Allotment - August 17, 2017 
Cattle on the Range, Drone Flyover (Video) - August 16, 2017
Grazing Rate Change, Cody Chandler (Video) - August 16, 2017
Grazing Lease Rate Formula up for review - August 11, 2017


Regulations - General
Overregulation Threatens Family Farms, AFBF President Duvall Tells Senate - February 07, 2018
AFBF Submits Regulatory Reform Priorities - September 25, 2017

Right To Repair
The Right to Repair (Video) - March 30, 2018


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Sage Grouse
Sage Grouse Ruling (Video) - August 08, 2017

Sales Tax (See Tax)


Seed
IFBF Offering seed discounts to members (Video) - May 02, 2018

Sheep
Docking of the Sheep, Soulen Livestock - May 08, 2018
Sheep Shearing (Video) - March 19, 2018 
Sheep sheering season underway - March 14, 2018 

Soil Conservation
The Story of Hugh Hammond Bennett, Father of Soil Conservation (Video) - November 13, 2017

Snowpack
High Country Snow Pack (Video) - March 14, 2018
Despite storms Snowpack below normal (Video) - March 04, 2018
Snowpack: Still Below Normal Despite the Return of Winter - February 28, 2018
Jet Stream Divides Idaho - February 08, 2018
Snowpack below normal levels - February 01, 2018
January Snow Survey (Video) - February 01, 2018
Idaho Snowpack Below Normal - January 01, 2018
Snow Survey (Video) - January 01, 2018
La Nina and Early Season Snowpack (Video) - December 01, 2017

Spotlights - On The Farm
Farm Labor - Sunnyside Farms - May 13, 2018
Docking of the Sheep, Soulen Livestock - May 08, 2018
Our Family Farm, Sterling & Manu Hatch (Video) - February 07, 2018
2017 Farm Wrap, Terry Walton, Travis Bryant (Video) - November 28, 2017
Sweet Beet Harvest, Tyson Wrigley (Video) - October 16, 2017
Boundary County Farm Bureau members help Montana ranchers - August 23, 2017 
Magic Valley harvests, Brian Darrinton - August 01, 2017 
Bean Harvest, Neil Durrant (Video) - September 29, 2017
Wine & Fruit, Dar Symms (Video) - September 18, 2017
JC Watson Onion Company, Jon C. Watson (Video) - September 12, 2017
Touring Agriculture, Treasure Valley Agribusiness Tour (Video) - September 07, 2017
Hay Bales, Kyle Meyer (Video) - September 06, 2017
My Beautiful Normal, Lauren Devries (Video) - August 24, 2017
Canyon County Farm Family, Beranna Dairy (Video) - July 27, 2017

Spotlights - IFBF State Leadership

Popcorn Day With IFBF Board of Directors (video) - April 20, 2018
A visit with Idaho Farm Bureau President Bryan Searle - April 11, 2018
Maxine Bell (Video) - March 21, 2018
Priestley elected to Ag Hall of Fame - March 07, 2018
IFBF President Bryan Searle elected to AFBF Board - January 22, 2018 
Searle Elected to AFBF Board of Directors - January 10, 2018
President's Cup, Dean & Shirlene Schwendiman (Video) - December 06, 2017
Stanley Bean Harvest, Brent & Judy Woody (Video) - October 26, 2017
Famous Harvest, Stephanie Mickelsen (Video) - September 21, 2017
Cattle Market Flat, Kyle Wade (Video) - September 04, 2017
Crop Report from the North, Tom Daniel (Video) - August 29, 2017
'16 season over, '17 season starts, Stephanie Mickelsen (Video) - August 22, 2017
Grazing Rate Change, Cody Chandler (Video) - August 16, 2017
4-H Show Season, Rupert, Pigs, Nalder Family (Video) - August 08, 2017
Summer on the Farm, Tracy Walton (Video) - August 01, 2017

Spotlights - Other
Easter Egg Hunt (Video) - April 01, 2018
Dogs & Ticks (Video) - March 28, 2018
Kramer inducted into the Hall of Fame - February 03, 2018
Gem County Farm Bureau Banquet - November 13, 2017
FDR Visits Idaho (Video) - September 26, 2017
Junkyard to Gold Mine, Nampa’s Northwest Industrial Machine is thriving - August 29, 2017 
Eclipse County prepares for Worst - August 15, 2017
Weiser Eclipse (Video) - August 15, 2018
Eclipse Prep & Concerns (Video) - August 09, 2017

Stockwater

Idaho lawmakers call for ranchers to be reimbursed for legal fight - April 2, 2018

Federal Stockwater Rights H718 (Page 2) - March 29, 2018

HP1-Stockwater Rights/Attorney Fee Payment (Page 4) - March 29, 2018

Legislature Passes S1305-Stockwater Appurtenance (Page 2) - March 16, 2018

S1306-Notification to Water Delivery Entities (Page 2) - February 23, 2018

S1305-Stockwater Appurtenance (Page 2) - February 23, 2018

Notice to Water Delivery Entities (Page 2-3) - February 16, 2018

Stockwater Bill to be Introduced (Page 2) - February 9, 2018
Lowry/Nettleton Donation (Video) - February 05, 2018
Just Two Cowboys Lowry/Nettleton (video) - November 14, 2017
Ada County Farm Bureau Aids Ranchers - October 02, 2017 


Sugar Beets
Sweet Beet Harvest (Video) - October 16, 2017


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Tax - Fuel

Fuel Tax Refund Rules Approved (Page 2) -January 26, 2018

Taxpayer Funding

Electioneering Using Taxpayer Funding (Page 3) - March 9, 2018

Tax - Personal Property/Ag Equipment

Personal Property Tax on Ag Equipment (Page 4) - March 29, 2018

Tax - Railroad

IFBF Supports Shortline Railroad Tax Credit (Page 2-3) - January 26, 2018


Tax Reform
Tax Reform - September 06, 2017
Tax Reform - August 04, 2017 

Tax Relief

Tax Reductions are on the Way (Page 1) - March 2, 2018

Tax Relief Bill Advances (Page 3) - February 23, 2018

More Options for Tax Relief Surface (Page 3) - February 16, 2018

Tax Relief -This is the Year! (Page 1-2) - January 19, 2018

Tax, Sales Exemption

Sales Tax Exemption For Certain Free Medical Clinics Gets "Do Pass" (Page 4) - February 23, 2018


Timber
Custer County's Last Logger - October 26, 2017
Logging Project Improves Forest Health - August 16, 2017 

Trade
AFBF Market Intel: Chinese Tariff Analysis (Video) - April 07, 2018 
Chinese Tariffs concern Idaho Farmers - April 6, 2018
International Trade Outlook (Video) - February 21, 2018
AFBF Host NAFTA Meetings - October 10, 2017
Idaho Inks Wheat Export Deal with Taiwan - September 20, 2017 
NAFTA TALKS - July 31, 2017

Transportation - Electronic Logging Devices

Two New ELD Actions Benefit Livestock Haulers (Page 2) - March 29, 2018

ELD Update - March 28, 2018

ELDS, GVWS, HOS and CDLS Get Attention (Page 3) - March 2, 2018
Farm Bureau Calls for Clarity on Exemptions for Agricultural Haulers- February 26, 2018

Electronic Logging Devices Cause Hardship for All Small Truckers (Page 2) - February 16, 2018
Electronic logging device could hurt livestock industry - January 19, 2018 
New Legislation Would Delay Log-book Device Requirements for Truck Drivers - August 16, 2017

Transportation - Trucking Shortage

Trucking shortage persists in Idaho - January 19, 2018 

Trespass
Trespass Reality (Video) -  April 30, 2018 
Trespass Bill becomes law-IFBF Special report (Podcast) - April 18, 2018
Walton Trespass Story (Video) - April 16, 2018
H658A, PROPERTY RIGHTS BILL CROSSES FINISH LINE (Page 1) - March 29, 2018
Trespass bill protects property rights in Idaho - March 22, 2018
Boyle’s Trespass Bill Clears Ag Committee - February 15, 2018

Trespass Bill Introduced (Page 1) - February 9, 2018

Truffles
Truffles (Video) - April 30, 2018


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V

Veterans
7th Annual Salute to Veterans - November 10, 2017 


W

Wages

Family Business-Minimum Wage (Page 1) - February 9, 2018

Wage Claims-Time Extension (Page 3) - February 9, 2018


Water - Aquifer
Aquifer Recharge on pace to match last year's record - November 27, 2017

Water - Bear River
Ranches Threatened by RMP River Management Plans - December 28, 2017 

Water - Delivery

1306 Amended in the House, and Senate Concurs (Page 2) - March 16, 2018

S1306 Notice to Water Delivery Entities Amended (Page 3) - March 2, 2018

S1306-Notification to Water Delivery Entities (Page 2) - February 23, 2018


Water - Irrigation Taxes
Properties with Unpaid Irrigation Taxes to be Sold at Public Auction - December 04, 2017

Water - Recharge
Idaho water board blows away recharge record - April 12, 2018

Water-Storage
Idaho water supply outlook for 2018 looks promising - April 24, 2018
Irrigation water at record levels - July 30, 2017

Wheat
Wheat and grain producers hope to change database rules - December 24, 2017
Wheat Yields down 12-Percent, Quality Excellent - November 30, 2017
Idaho Inks Wheat Export Deal with Taiwan - September 20, 2017 
2017 Wheat crop: Good quality, lower yields - August 29, 2017 
Wattenbarger Wheat Harvest, Drone Flyover (Video) - August 16, 2017
East Idaho Wheat Harvest, Drone Flyover (Video) - August 07, 2017
Wheat Harvest Underway - July 28, 2017



Wind Energy
Wind Generation Benefits Farmers, Environment - September 14, 2017 

Wine
2018 Idaho wine grape crop looks to be better than 2017 - April 18, 2018
Trimming the Vineyard (Video) - February 26, 2018
Wine & Fruit, Dar Symms (Video) - September 18, 2017
2017 Grape crop wiped out (Video) - July 26, 2017

Wolves

Wolf Collaring Gets a "Do Pass" Then Passes House (Page 2) - March 9, 2018

Wolf Depredation Control Board Sunset Corrected (Page 4) - February 23, 2018

Three Wolf Bills Introduced (Page 1) - February 9, 2018
Funding Available for Wolf Depredation Compensation - October 27, 2017

Women's Leadership Committee
Ronald McDonald House Donation (Video) - February 13, 2018
Women's Leadership Committee makes donation - February 13, 2018
Our Food Week, Observed at Statehouse - February 12, 2018
Speech Contest (Video) - February 12, 2018
Jerome County Student Wins Women's Leadership Committee Speech Contest - February 12, 2018


WOTUS
WOTUS Duck (Video) - March 06, 2018
Float us down with WOTUS - February 14, 2018 
Float us-Down with WOTUS - January 29, 2018
EPA to Finalize WOTUS Repeal in April - December 21, 2017 
AFBF to EPA: Time to Rescind WOTUS Rule - September 27, 2017 
WOTUS Comment period extended - August 22, 2017 


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Young Farmers & Ranchers
YF&R Conference (Video) - January 30, 2018
YF&R Food Donation (Video) - January 27, 2018
Clark Goes to Nashville (Video) - December 22, 2017
2017 Achievers (Video) - December 18, 2017
YF&R Discussion Meet (Video) - December 11, 2017
Clark Wins 2017 State Discussion Meet - December 06, 2017



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