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Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
A proposed change in how Idaho’s wine assessment is calculated seeks to simplify record-keeping for the state’s 50 wineries.

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Spud equipment sales remain steady
Spud equipment sales remain steady
Potato equipment manufacturers at the Agricultural Expo in Pocatello have reported continued strong sales, despite a generally poor agricultural economy.
Idaho Senate committee votes to introduce field burning bill
Idaho Senate committee votes to introduce field burning bill
A bill to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program to avoid a large reduction in the number of allowable burn days has been printed.
Federal agencies approve new phosphate mine in Idaho
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have issued separate decisions approving the plan by Calgary-based Agrium Inc.
Public lands transfer backers seek convention of states to amend Constitution
Public lands transfer backers seek convention of states to amend Constitution
Advocates for forcing the transfer of public lands to Western states say they hope to take up the issue by calling for a convention of states.
Idaho ag dean is pushing aggressive plan for college
Idaho ag dean is pushing aggressive plan for college
University of Idaho ag college dean Michael Parrella is moving ahead with an aggressive plan to upgrade the college’s agricultural research stations, increase enrollment and expand graduate student housing.
Officials confirm another PCN-infested field
Officials confirm another PCN-infested field
Officials with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service say a 150-acre field has been added to their list of Eastern Idaho farm fields under regulation for pale cyst nematode infestation.
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax remote-pilot standards.
Onion facilities collapse under weight of snow
Onion facilities collapse under weight of snow
Severe weather in the Treasure Valley area of Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho has caused the roofs of about 18 onion storage and packing facilities to collapse. That has caused major production disruptions that have resulted in soaring onion prices.
Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Washington state are taking part in the study to find out if the animals can be reintroduced to some regions.
Idaho ag college asks state for $1.85 million infusion
Idaho ag college asks state for $1.85 million infusion
University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences seeks additional $1.85 million in state funding for graduate student housing, new farm equipment and major lab renovations.

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