Farms see agritourism industry grow
More than 33,000 farms nationwide offered agritourism and recreational services such as farm or winery tours, hayrides and hunting in 2012.

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Pistachio growers poised for record crop
Pistachio growers poised for record crop
Pistachio growers in California are set to have a record crop after a couple of disappointing seasons caused by drought and a lack of winter chiling hours.
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop
A planned sorghum processing facility near Parma, Idaho, is expected to benefit farmers and dairymen in the area.
Spokane Ag Expo invites photo contest entries
The Spokane Ag Expo announces its annual photo contest.
Researchers modifying yeast to turn ag residue into biofuel
A Wisconsin company is looking at making biofuel from ag residues such as corn stover and wheat straw.
UC-Davis testing fertilizer that turns ‘farm-to-fork’ on its head
UC-Davis testing fertilizer that turns ‘farm-to-fork’ on its head
Researchers at the University of California-Davis are trying out a natural fertilizer made from food waste on a newly planted almond orchard to see if it can help growers reduce nitrogen leaching while preserving crop development.
Idaho seeks growers’ input on pollinator plan
Idaho seeks growers’ input on pollinator plan
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is soliciting input from agricultural organizations and other interest groups to help draft a statewide pollinator protection plan.
East Idaho farmers help protect neighbors from wildfire
East Idaho farmers help protect neighbors from wildfire
Farmers and ranchers in the Idaho Falls area have played a crucial role in helping fire crews protect property from the large Henry's Creek fire in Eastern Idaho.
Friends of Family Farmers wants ‘shift’ in ODA direction
Friends of Family Farmers wants ‘shift’ in ODA direction
The Oregon group, which advocates on behalf of small- to mid-size farms, believes Coba tilted too far toward corporate ag.
Ag Pavilion educates thousands of fairgoers each year about Idaho farming
Ag Pavilion educates thousands of fairgoers each year about Idaho farming
The Agriculture Pavilion at the Western Idaho Fair teaches thousands of people each year about farming and provides them a better understanding of how farmers and ranchers produce the food they eat.
Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit
Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit
The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck floated past the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline as part of a photo opportunity organized by the Idaho Potato Commission.

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State

Nurseries should prepare for next recession, economist says
Charlie Hall, a horticulture economist at Texas A&M University, advises nurseries to prepare for the next recession.
Drought returns to Washington’s westside
The U.S. Drought Monitor has classified all or parts of five counties in Western Washington as being in a "moderate drought," the first time any...
Pistachio growers poised for record crop
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop
Spokane Ag Expo invites photo contest entries

Nation/World

Farms see agritourism industry grow
More than 33,000 farms nationwide offered agritourism and recreational services such as farm or winery tours, hayrides and hunting in 2012.
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop
A planned sorghum processing facility near Parma, Idaho, is expected to benefit farmers and dairymen in the area.
Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit
Obama plans to create world’s largest marine protected area
Climate change taking toll on American pika’s Western lands

Ag Sectors

Meridian FFA ‘Learns to Do, Does to Learn and Earns to Live’ at Canyon County Fair
The fair gives Meridian FFA members the chance to show and sell the livestock they’ve been raising.
Nurseries should prepare for next recession, economist says
Charlie Hall, a horticulture economist at Texas A&M University, advises nurseries to prepare for the next recession.
Drought returns to Washington’s westside
Pistachio growers poised for record crop
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop

Opinion

Initiative has something for everyone not to like
Another plan to tax the "other guys" surfaces, this time in Washington.
When neighbors go to court
Living on land zoned for farming means accepting farms and farm operations as neighbors.
Strong dollar challenging U.S. agricultural industry
Why is Farm Bureau missing in action?
Producers need tools to deal with eagle depredation

Special Sections

J. Frank Schmidt & Son celebrates 70th anniversary
The 2,500-acre wholesale nursery in Boring, Ore., sells more than 500 varieties of trees and has become one of the nation’s largest wholesale...
Alpha Nursery treats employees like family
Alpha Nursery has grown from 3 acres to 150 and bases its success on innovation, diversification and employee empowerment.
Online system helps ‘consortium nursery’ thrive
Fessler Nursery branches out
Nursery thrives despite remote location