BOISE, Idaho (AP) — While Idaho lost ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income it remained No. 1 when it comes to those categories on a per capita basis.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Fearing a possible influx of warehouse poultry farms to the area, Jerome County officials are taking steps to regulate such large-scale operations. A few years ago California changed the rules for large poultry farms to the point that many thought would run some of the large operations out of the state to others with lesser binding regulations, such as southern Idaho.
There’s probably going to be at least a two year delay in any decision to build a huge wind farm in southwest Twin Falls County. The Times News reports that the proposed China Mountain wind farm project is being put on hold for now so the BLM can formulate a plan that will protect the endangered sage grouse critical habitat...
Republican legislators powered a farming-rights bill through the House, casting aside objections from Democrats who said it could block local government planners to determine the character of their communities.
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