Hay production has ramped up in Idaho to feed the state’s growing beef and dairy herds. Hay has surpassed potatoes as Idaho’s biggest crop, but rain has damaged hay quality for two straight years, threatening hay operators operating beneath break-even points.
A dwindling number of farms produce the vast majority of Idaho’s agriculture products. Larger farms operate more efficiently, helping farmers offset lower commodity prices with higher yields and lower inputs. Smaller farms struggle to make it in the new ag world, prompting some farmers to cash in on high land prices by selling to neighboring farmers or developers.
China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.
ONE Championship, the leading mixed martial arts promoter in Asia, plans on more than doubling its number of events in China next year as it uses a fresh injection of funds to target major expansion in the region.
For more than a year New York state residents have been required to recycle old televisions and computers instead of throwing them in the trash — and that's created challenges for local communities that must collect the material.