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David Sparks Ph.d Final Leg of Zippy's Tour
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: August 02, 2017

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At the end of AFBF president Zippy DuVall's second day touring Idaho, the Ada County Farm Bureau hosted an evening event at Durant Farms where over 200 people enjoyed an all Idaho dinner. After conversations with farmers and ranchers, President DuVall ended the day with a zip down a zip line. Our final day starts with a visit to the Lewiston port, a vital part of the transportation system for Idaho and Montana farmers moving commodities to overseas markets. In Moscow, Farm Bureau members served lunch to the tour group and encouraged DuVall to stay engaged with issues that impact their operations. In Coeur d’Alene, state and federal land managers explained the good neighbor authority program designed to restore healthy forests and provide much needed jobs in rural Idaho. Chilcall Lumber Mill was the next stop where the DuVall’s got a firsthand look at a state of the art sawmill making logs into lumber. And finally, a beautiful setting at the Rider Ranch where the president enjoyed a prime rib dinner with Farm Bureau leaders from northern Idaho. DuVall spoke:

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