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NRCS plans SNOTEL sites to study mid-elevation snowpack
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NRCS plans SNOTEL sites to study mid-elevation snowpack
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to build new automated snow survey sites to better understand mid-elevation snowpack, which seems to be disappearing early in recent years.

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Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
About 20 elected officials attended Southwester Idaho's first-ever Water College, where they learned about water rights and the importance of the Boise River reservoir system that delivers water to the Treasure Valey area.
Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model
Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model

BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board has budgeted $500,000 toward the first year of a five-year effort to study Treasure Valley aquifers and develop an improved model to predict their function.

The project was included in $14.4 million...

Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies
Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies

BOISE — A rally to demand justice for Jack Yantis, the Adams County rancher who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies last year, was held in front of the Idaho attorney general’s office May 20.

The attorney...

Idaho man won’t fight charges that he stole from elk ranch

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former employee of a Twin Falls elk ranch has agreed to a plea deal on charges that he stole from ranch owners.

The Times-News reports that 31-year-old Brandon Eldredge was charged with stealing elk semen from...

Idaho Farm Bureau honors ag-friendly lawmakers

BOISE — Forty percent of Idaho’s lawmakers voted in line with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s positions on key issues often enough during the past two legislative sessions to be recognized by the organization as Friends of...

Cost of raising Arrowrock Dam outweighs water supply, flood control benefits, study finds
Cost of raising Arrowrock Dam outweighs water supply, flood control benefits, study finds

BOISE — The benefits of raising Arrowrock Dam — decreased flood risk and increased water supply on the Boise River system — do not equal the costs, Idaho Water Resource Board members were told by federal officials May 18.

A...

Chobani celebrates Idaho expansion
Chobani celebrates Idaho expansion

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Greek yogurt continued to roll off the assembly line at a capacity of 40,000 cups per hour as Chobani officials, state and local dignitaries and Idaho dairymen gathered to celebrate the company’s $100-million plant...

Idaho ordered to pay $250,000 in ‘ag gag’ case
Idaho ordered to pay $250,000 in ‘ag gag’ case

Idaho’s government must pay $250,000 in attorney fees to animal rights advocates who successfully fought in court to overturn the state’s so-called “ag gag” law.

The 2014 Idaho Ag Security Act, which criminalized...

USDA to increase raw cane sugar imports
USDA to increase raw cane sugar imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned about an inadequate supply of conventional sugar to meet demand of food processors, USDA has increased its quota for imported raw cane sugar by 200,000 tons.

Sugar cane varieties in production are all...

Idaho curtailment list further trimmed

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Water Resources sent notices of curtailment May 18 affecting 160 junior groundwater rights in response to the Surface Water Coalition’s 2005 delivery call.

The department’s order will be...

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