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Noxious weeds

June and July are months in which our family dutifully weeds the yard and garden. However, August brings a flurry of family activities. There is

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Home on the range

Oh, give me a home Where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play… Many of our grandparents or great-grandparents came west with

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Food safety

Idaho farmers and ranchers raise quality food products. Some of the most important food products produced include dairy, beef, potatoes, wheat and barley. Farmers and

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Field burning in Idaho

One of the first signs of spring in Eastern Idaho is the smoke. Farmers and ranchers burn ditches, slash piles, and weeds. While effective at

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The grass was greener on the other side. Or at least my cows thought so. They jumped the fence, or went under the fence, or

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Droughts and rain dances

This year has been a record year for lack of rainfall. Eastern Idaho has been affected by drought conditions with rainfall falling behind the yearly

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Disposal of dead animals

For any number of reasons, animals up and die. Cows get sick, horses get old, and Idaho winters are hard on any kind of livestock.

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Child labor laws

Much is required of my children. Especially in the summer when there is so much work to be done. My wife and I expect our

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Agister’s liens

I didn’t panic when my small herd of Black Angus cows mutinied and jumped the fence to join my neighbor’s much larger herd of cows.

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