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Timothy Hay

Fields near Tensed, Idaho, formerly planted for Kentucky Bluegrass seed production are now producing Timothy hay. Most of the Timothy produced in this area is exported by Pacific Rim countries. We visit Daman Farms to see how the 2016 crop turned out.

Yellow Peas

We visit a pea field in north Idaho where the peas you find in soup products are grown. The annual harvest is underway across the region.

 

News Release

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2016 -- A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade – something all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement comes closer to reality.
 
“Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports account for almost a quarter of American farm receipts, so opposing fair trade agreements like TPP doesn’t make a lot of sense to rural America.”
 
Among other things, the August poll found:

•    Fifty-seven percent of registered voters have a favorable view of “fair trade.”

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Voice of Idaho Agriculture

Searle Takes Reins as 14th IFB President

It is a great honor to be elected President of the Idaho Farm Bureau. My name is Bryan Searle. I’ve been a Farm Bureau member for 30 years. I grow potatoes, alfalfa, grain and canola seed in Bingham County. My wife’s name is Mary and we have five grown children.

I have served on the Idaho Farm Bureau Board of Directors for the past 24 years. Prior to that I attended Ricks College and Eastern Idaho Technical College. I have passion for agriculture and my time on the State Board has taught me a lot about leadership. Through the years I’ve learned that you can’t just stay home and complain and hope things will get better. You have to be involved and my involvement with Farm Bureau has both taught me a lot and allowed my voice to be heard. Now, it’s time to put that training to use and train others who are moving up in the organization.

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Capitol Reflections

Capitol Reflections - Issue 10, 2016 - Final Issue

In this issue
Career Technical Ed
Retiring Legislators
Legislation Tracked

A recap of many of the bills that were important to the members of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation are included.

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