IFBF Podcast: Congress gets ready for Wildfire season

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The Juliaetta Fire started April 21st, growing to 20 acres near the small town of Juliaetta in north-central Idaho about 30 miles northeast of Lewiston.

That fire was contained just a few days ago. Wildfires this early are rare and it's a sign of how dry conditions are in Idaho.

The Chief of the U.S. Forest Service back in Washington recently discussed some of the technological and strategic advances designed to combat, and prevent, wildfires Rod Bain reports.

Despite challenging weather, potatoes are finally being planted in Southeast Idaho. I checked in with Mickelsen Farms:

Planting is still sporadic with rain and snow reported in the upper valley, It's warming up….

For farmers, every day is earth day…. But last week was the official earth day…

That's it for this week's podcast…for the Voice of Idaho Agriculture, I'm Jake Putnam.

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