Eagles Helping Ranchers
Eagle falconers are seeking support from sheep ranchers across the west in their efforts to save golden eagles who prey on sheep.
Steve Ritter explains the issue in this report.
UI Idaho Agriculture Outlook Seminars Scheduled
The University of Idaho Extension is offering Idaho Ag Market Outlook Seminars December 9 - 11th.
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Idaho residents strongly encouraged to support Boulder White Clouds petition effort
Click on link to sign petition:http://www.yourboulderwhiteclouds.org/home.html
Voice of Idaho Agriculture
GMO Labeling Measures Fail in Oregon, Colorado
Ballot measures requiring labeling of food made with genetically modified ingredients recently failed in Colorado and Oregon. California and Washington voters rejected similar measures in recent years and now nearly half of all states have considered labeling requirements. read more
Only one state, Vermont, has passed a law requiring GMO labeling. It’s facing a legal challenge there and is not slated to take effect until 2016.
In Oregon, one of the nation’s most liberal states, the measure lost by a narrow margin. Many pundits thought a labeling bill had a good chance of passing there. In Colorado the measure was defeated by a two to one margin. Millions of dollars have been spent both advocating for GMO labeling and defending the status quo. So what is the takeaway message from this effort to implement state labeling laws?
Capitol Reflections - Issue 12, 2014 - Final Session Issue
Capitol Reflections read more
The 2014 legislative session was productive for the citizens of Idaho and for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. Of the 17 items that Governor Otter highlighted in his Legislative Successes press release, four were in direct response to Idaho Farm Bureau’s policies and others support policy principles of our organization.
On at least two occasions, the Governor has used Idaho Farm Bureau as the example of how organizations and individuals can achieve success by working pro-actively and cooperatively, within the legislative process to identify problems and then develop solutions for those problems.
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