Idaho Farm Bureau's Podcast

Idaho Farm Bureau's Podcast

ALL the Agriculture news important to Idaho Farmers, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each day the Idaho Farm Bureau brings you Ag news and feature stories focusing on markets and news farmers can use, The Idaho Farm Bureau is the Voice of Idaho Agriculture with more than 70-thousand members and 13-thousand farm families.... Show More

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October 25, 2020 2 min
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WASHINGTON—USDA is forecasting a rise in both dairy production and dairy product prices. Stephanie Ho reports:

From Capitol Hill, the current estate tax exemption level is set to expire in 2025. Family farms could be in peril if a permanent change isn’t made by Congress.

The Chandler family north of Weiser had moments of panic and sheer terror as the Woodhead Fire burned into their grazing allotment threatening their cattle. The fire...

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Cattle market down double digits, is that normal? Clark Johnston's says yes!

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October 15, 2020 2 min

It’s 45 degrees this morning in the Treasure Valley.  And a cool 44 in Poky, 40 in IF,  Northern Idaho, it's 42 this morning in CDA and a bit colder in Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps will hit the 50s and 60’s.

On the markets, Dec. 20 Corn futures opening at $4.03…That was an all-time high on the front month continuation.  Up 16 cents from last week…

Wheat opens up with huge gains across the board:

The domestic wheat markets rallied d...

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The latest forecast from the Department of Agriculture predicts smaller crop sizes and the potential for record exports. Micheal Clements shares how those changes are having a shocking impact on markets.

USDA's October crop reports show how smaller stocks are affecting other aspects of the crop balance sheets. Stephanie Ho reports from Washington

We got word this past week that Idaho has a finalist in the American Farm Bureaus Fa...

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Wheat continues to rally after a drop on Friday. Corn finishes stronger too!

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October 9, 2020 2 min

It’s a cool 50 degrees this morning in the Treasure Valley.  It's a chilly 42 in Poky 39 in IF,  Northern Idaho, it's 52 this morning in CDA a bit colder in Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps will hit the 70s.

On the markets, Dec. 20 Corn futures opening at $3.88 down 2 cents this morning but up 4 cents on the week.

Wheat opens down across the board this week
 Dec 20 CBOT Wheat is at $5.95, down 11 cents,
 Dec 20 KCBT Wheat is at $5.2...

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Changes in the 2018 farm bill and COVID-19 have cost dairy farmers millions of dollars. Micheal Clements shares how the unintended consequences could change the Federal Milk Marketing Order.


The final Ag trade numbers for the 2020 fiscal year will soon be released, and some say they fall below 2019 numbers? Gary Crawford reports:


Idaho Hop producers are rejoicing that the 2020 crop is in and it’ll be another record crop, we visited a...

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It’s a cool 49 degrees this morning in the Treasure Valley.  Its a chilly40 in Poky 36 in IF,  Northern Idaho it's 49 this morning in CDA a bit colder in Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps will hit the 60s 70s.

On the markets, Dec. 20 Corn futures trading at $3.82 up 3 cents. Corn futures continue to improve

Wheat gave back some of the gains all this week…

Dec 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.70 1/4, down 7 3/4 cents,
Dec 20 KCBT Wheat closed a...

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Thanks for joining us, there were some surprises in the USDA’s reports on grain stocks and wheat production, Gary Crawford reports there are some bullish numbers:

In Washington today, The American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm groups are calling on the White House to provide additional COVID-19 protection for farmworkers. Micheal Clements tells us why the additional support is needed.

Idaho Farmers are harvesting corn, I visi...

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Welcome to the Monday market report…

We had some chilly morning temps on Sunday and this morning is cold too…

It’s a cool 48 degrees this morning in Boise’s Treasure Valley. The smoke has cleared out and rain on Friday night really knocked down the fires during North of here.  Its a chilly 35 in Poky 32 in IF, lows in the 50’s!  Northern Idaho it's 45 this morning in CDA a bit colder in Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps will hit the 60...

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September 24, 2020 2 min

Welcome to the Weekend market report…

It’s a pleasant 55 degrees this morning in Boise’s Treasure Valley. The smoke has started lifting again and clearing across the state.  It's a cooler in Poky and IF, lows in the 50’s!  Northern Idaho it's 55 this morning in CDA a bit colder in Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps will hit the 70s and 80’s.

On the markets, Corn trading $3.65 down 10 cents this past week.

Friday morning wheat trading...

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September 22, 2020 6 min

Idaho Sugar beet harvest is underway, temps have been warm and progress is just ahead of last year. We asked USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, about this year's beet harvest nationwide:

Once again that was Brad Rippey, Beet season is going great guns, but we need cooler temps. With harvest season in full swing across Idaho, This week marks Rail Safety week and the American Farm Bureau Federation is promoting safety tips for farme...

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Welcome to the Weekend market report…

It’s a  nice 55 degrees this morning in Boise’s Treasure Valley. The smoke has started lifting, the burn ban is still in effect, but it's going to clear out soon across the state.  It's colder in Poky and IF lows in the 50’s! Still a little warm for digging spuds in the afternoon.   Northern Idaho its 55 in CDA and Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps in the 70s and 80’s The warm temperatures wil...

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September 15, 2020 8 min

New data shows the wheat crops of the two nations are very good, so much that they could greatly add to already record world-wheat production numbers and supplies. Rod Bain has more:

Farm groups are asking Congress to ensure the USDA has the tools to help farmers. Chad Smith tells us they’re requesting funding to the Commodity Credit Corporation.

The American Farm Bureau Federation is helping voters navigate the challenges of making ...

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September 13, 2020 2 min

World wheat stocks increase with record yields in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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September 10, 2020 2 min

Welcome to the Weekend market report, and 2020 continues…yes I have a cold.

It’s a  nice 55 degrees this morning in Boise’s Treasure Valley. Its colder in Poky and IF, lows in the 40’s!  Northern Idaho its 55 in CDA and Sandpoint…. Afternoon temps in the 70s and 80’s The warm temperatures are back for a few days, fire danger remains high.

On the markets, Corn trading 7 cents higher this morning opening at $3.57 up 7 1/4 cents,

Winter ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic created a record gap between what consumers pay for beef and pork and the money received by farmers.   Micheal Clements tells us how big the gap is..

The Idaho dry bean harvest is starting to wrap up…we checked in with Winegar farms in Washington County.

China continues to expand purchases of U.S. agricultural products. Gary Crawford reports:

And despite a break in temperatures, there’s no let-up of dangerous fir...

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