Free Trade

Exports of agricultural products are a big part of Idaho’s economy. In the most recent marketing year Idaho exports of potatoes and potato products totaled 1.4 billion dollars. Other exports include things like dairy products, vegetables, and fruits. Idaho also exports a significant amount of alfalfa hay. Agricultural exports are also important nationally. Last year the United States exported $140 … Read More

Working Together to Provide for Children with Special Needs

Theodor Geisel, best known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, is famous for his inspiring and humorous verses, including these lines from The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Though these words came as an admonishment from Dr. Seuss’s Lorax to the Once-ler intent on demolishing all of … Read More

How Can You Plan for Dementia?

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s, and 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%. When planning your retirement and estate, it is essential to plan for your incapacity. Estate Planning Consequences A person … Read More

New PA and NP Privileges in Idaho Hospitals

Historically, privileges to admit patients to Idaho hospitals and healthcare facilities were reserved only to physicians, thus creating a limitation for physician assistants and nurse practitioners who were not permitted to admit their patients when necessary for their care. This limitation has become outdated and burdensome due to the expanding roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in health care … Read More

The Statute of Frauds: Get it in Writing

A man’s word is his bond. Or so the saying goes. However, the law requires that some contracts be made in writing, and signed by the party to be charged, so as to avoid fraud, confusion, and disagreement over the terms of the contract. An agreement covered by the Statute of Frauds that is not in writing is invalid. The … Read More

The Value of Knowing What an Acre of Land Is

The Public Land Survey System is a survey method developed for platting and selling land in the United States. It is grid system that enables land to be identified based upon its location in relation to a starting point. The Boise meridian, located approximately 19 miles from Boise, between the Snake River and the Boise River, governs all land surveys … Read More