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Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
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Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Two Franklin County, Idaho, canal companies have implemented a multifaceted strategy to keep invasive mussels out of their reservoirs.

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Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant
Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant
Great Western Malting has announced plans to more than double production at its Pocatello, Idaho, plant.
ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops
ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops
The Idaho Cattle Association is promoting a website it created to match farmers willing to allow grazing of their cover crops, or with available pasture, with ranchers in need of additional forage.
Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion
Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion
Several hundred people attended a presentation in Boise to hear how a former anti-GMO activist changed his mind and now supports the use of genetically engineered crops.
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
A wet start to May has brought badly needed moisture to Southern Idaho irrigators.
Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers
Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers
Members of an Idaho governor's trade mission to Mexico and Peru said they're hopeful more Idaho farm commodities will be sold in those countries as a result of the trip.
Lewiston meeting addresses reduction in container shipments
Industry and transportation leaders will discuss Port of Portland container shipments during a meeting at 2 p.m. May 28 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Proposal to eliminate ESPA boundary won’t return in 2016
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Processing continues growth in Southern Idaho
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DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to improve their operations and water quality.
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
University of Idaho Extension irrigation specialist Howard Neibling sees several good options for Idaho well users who will be asked to reduce their water consumption by roughly 13 percent soon to help stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.