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Spud industry in good shape for FDA trans fat phase-out, expert says
Spud industry in good shape for FDA trans fat phase-out, expert says
The potato industry should be in good shape to comply with an FDA mandate that food products be rid of unhealthy trans fats within three years, according to an industry nutrition expert.
Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches
Chobani was selected as the exclusive provider after it successfully led a Greek yogurt pilot program over the past year.
Community leaders, public tour Meridian dairy
Community leaders and the public were taken on a tour of a third-generation dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho, on June 23. It was the latest effort by Idaho's dairy industry to give the public a closer look at how dairy operations are run.
Barley commission sets conservative budget for fiscal 2016
The Idaho Barley Commission has set a conservative budget for fiscal year 2016 to try to rebuild its reserve fund following a severe drop in revenue in fiscal 2015 due to torrential rains last August that reduced the size of the crop.
‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings of farms.
University of Idaho identifies more candidates in ag college dean search
University of Idaho officials have expanded their search for a new dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to include additional candidates. The university had originally intended to have a new dean in place by July 1.
Irrigated hard white winter wheat options forthcoming
Irrigated hard white winter wheat options forthcoming
Wheat breeders say they're making progress on hard white winter wheat lines that could be grown under irrigation and expand production of the class in Idaho.
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start collecting hard data from its trials.
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
A Weiser, Idaho, ranching couple got to visit with musician Willie Nelson about agricultural issues as part of his Farm Aid program.
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
Animal-nutrition company PerforMix, a subsidiary of AgriBeef Co. in Boise, broke ground on a liquid-supplement production facility in Rupert in a continued celebration of the Magic Valley's burgeoining ag processing industry.