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Mulrony: 2022 Will Have LongTerm Impacts On Idaho Cattle Industry
Mulrony: 2022 Will Have LongTerm Impacts On Idaho Cattle Industry
Mulrony: 2022 Will Have LongTerm Impacts On Idaho Cattle Industry
Every farmer will tell you that the previous year, good or bad, will have an impact on the following year.  But, perhaps nowhere is that more true than in the livestock sector.  Cameron Mulrony, Vice President of the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association, said between the nine months of gestation and the 16-18 months before a cow is ready to head to processing, producers are 27 months away from seeing bre
Oregon Snowpack Looking Good For This Time Of Year
Oregon Snowpack Looking Good For This Time Of Year
Oregon Snowpack Looking Good For This Time Of Year
The Oregon snowpack is looking very good for this time of year, that according to Matt Warbritton with NRCS-Oregon.  He noted that all basins across the state right now are reporting averages well above 100% for this time of year, with the basins in the southeastern corner of the state, Lake County-Goose Lake, Harney and Owyhee nearing 200% of average.  Warbrit...
How Can You Save On Energy Costs When Temperatures Drop?
How Can You Save On Energy Costs When Temperatures Drop?
How Can You Save On Energy Costs When Temperatures Drop?
It looks like these cold temperatures aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so it’s important to make sure your home and your operation are as energy efficient as possible.  Tom Gaunt with Pacific Power said there are a few things you can do to keep your electric bill under control.  He suggests caulkin...
Washington Snowpack Off To A Good Start
Washington Snowpack Off To A Good Start
Washington Snowpack Off To A Good Start
Thanks to several back-to-back systems rolling across the state, Washington’s snowpack is off to a great start.  Scott Pattee with NRCS Washington said the current snowpack is 132% of average, and those figures are fairly evenly distributed across the state.   "The h...
While Region Off To A Good Start, More Is Needed This Water Year
While Region Off To A Good Start, More Is Needed This Water Year
While Region Off To A Good Start, More Is Needed This Water Year
While our calendars are prepared to roll over to a brand-new year in the coming weeks, we’re in the heart of the current water year, which started back on October 1st.  The past couple of water years have been dry across the Pacific Northwest, so these November rain and December snow showers have been welcomed relief.  But, Terrell ...
Make Sure Your Home, Farm Are Ready For Winter Weather
Make Sure Your Home, Farm Are Ready For Winter Weather
Make Sure Your Home, Farm Are Ready For Winter Weather
With winter weather here across much of the Pacific Northwest, now is a good time to prevent storm damage by trimming branches hanging over your roof, fence, driveway, barn or sheds.  Jason Horton, with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation, said it’s also time to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage.   “If yo...
USDA: Winter Wheat Gets Much Needed Precipitation
USDA: Winter Wheat Gets Much Needed Precipitation
USDA: Winter Wheat Gets Much Needed Precipitation
The overall condition of the nation's winter wheat crop is still near 30-year lows.   “But the good news is a few production areas have received much needed moisture in recent weeks and that has started to turn the condition around a little bit," noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.  He said the i...
Idahoans Looking For Snow, Rain
Idahoans Looking For Snow, Rain
Idahoans Looking For Snow, Rain
With many farmers already thinking about the New Year, and what 2023 holds in store for their crop, their livestock and their operation, why should water be any different?  Producers across southern Idaho are very hopeful this coming winter will be a cool one with a lot of rain and snow to replenish aquifers.  Te...

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