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FSA approves CRP acres for grazing Print E-mail

Emergency haying and grazing approved for eight Idaho counties

     U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Mark Samson announced that the Idaho FSA State Committee has authorized emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres due to drought.

     The following counties are approved for emergency CRP haying and grazing: Adams, Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Idaho, Nez Perce, Payette and Washington counties. CRP emergency haying and grazing authorizations for the above counties will begin no earlier than October 1 and end November 29, 2015.

     “Idaho FSA is making every effort to offer assistance for farmers and ranchers during this tough production year,” said Samson. “Emergency haying and grazing as well as the Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program can help relieve the burden of losses suffered due to the unique weather Idaho has experienced.”

     Producers who wish to hay or graze their CRP contract acres must sign up and receive approval from their local FSA office prior to conducting any emergency haying or grazing activities. There is no payment reduction for CRP acres used for haying and grazing under these emergency provisions.

     To take advantage of the emergency haying and grazing provisions, authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of the CRP acreage. CRP participants can donate hay, but are not allowed to sell the hay.

     For questions, please contact your local FSA office or visit Idaho FSA online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/.

Obituaries, Death Notices in the October 8, 2015 issue Print E-mail

William Emanuel Weaver, 97

     William Emanuel Weaver, 97, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, as he wanted at his Woodland home with his son, Butch at his side.10-8-15-obit--weaver-1

     Bill was born Feb. 12, 1918 in Colville, Wash., the youngest child and only son of Jack and Nancy Pearl (Campbell) Weaver. All their lives his sisters, Helen and Edna took care of “their little Billy”.

     He met the love of his life, Shirley Anderson in Hill City, S.D. They were soulmates and partners until her death in 1985. Their home always had an “open door” policy which probably explains six children of their own (four to adulthood), two adopted sons (nephews), around 50 foster-sons and eight foster-daughters (some for a short time but most for a lifetime). All were treated equal, none being aware of who was a child by birth, adoption, or foster.

     He never knew a stranger and if they were hungry there was always a place at the table. Coffee pot was always on (40 cup pot was the norm at their house “If you were man enough to drink it black”, but realize now, sugar and cream was expensive). He was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it, family, neighbor, friend, or stranger.

     He lived his life in many places, his family going to wherever the work was; Wisconsin, Washington, Missouri, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota until 1963 when the family convoy moved to Woodland. Upon this move he told his family I am not moving again, I will die here and he did.

     Being a Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none, he did many things, ship yards, dam construction, logging, mill work, ranch hand, truck driver, farm hand, always a mechanic, but finished his working career as custodian for the Kamiah School District; a job he took pride in and made many friends there.

     Bill was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, children; Eva “Pearl” Davis, Heidi Ann Weaver, and Billy Pat Weaver; his parents, Jack Weaver and Pearl Ailport; and his sisters, Edna Savage and Helen McDonald and many extended family, too numerous to name.

     He is survived by his daughters, Edna (Hank) Soehren and Dixie (John) Hardin; sons, Jack (Eileen) Weaver, Richard “Butch” (Ruth) Anderson, and Pete Weaver; grandchildren, Rex Davis, Roger “Buck” (Bekki) Davis, Bea Jay Davis, Toni Barker, Scott Weaver, and Ashley (Josh) Morgan; many great- grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, foster children, and their families; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

     The family is very grateful to all those that helped Dad on his journey, family, friends, neighbors, medical staff, doctors, Pastor Kevin Davis and Bob Wilcox at Trenary Funeral Home.

     Family and friends gathered at the Woodland Friends Church Saturday, Oct. 3, to honor his life with visitation, a graveside service and fellowship dinner.

     Arrangements were by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


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