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Madras is predicted to be among the country’s best viewing spots because of its clear, high-desert skies.

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Tour offers update on research progress
The University of Idaho updated industry members on the wide array of research taking place this summer at the Kimberly Research and Extension center.
UI research initiatives support animal agriculture
UI research initiatives support animal agriculture
Agricultural research at the University of Idaho is disproportionately geared toward plant-based agriculture, given a big shift to livestock production in the state, but efforts are afoot to transform the college of agriculture.
Idaho Wheat Commission budget includes $210,000 for falling number research
Idaho Wheat Commission budget includes $210,000 for falling number research
The Idaho Wheat Commission’s fiscal year 2018 budget includes $210,000 for five research projects aimed at helping solve the low falling number issue in wheat. At $3.18 million, the 2018 budget is down 6 percent from the current budget.
Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Glanbia Nutritionals has helped Eastern Idaho dairymen earn a premium through a unique niche that produces pasture-based milk for cheese.
SW Idaho farmers struggle with tight labor market
SW Idaho farmers struggle with tight labor market
Farming operations in the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho are having a hard time finding workers and many are having to increase hours and pay to get by.
Idaho Barley Commission members to discuss checkoff fee
Idaho Barley Commission members to discuss checkoff fee
Idaho Barley Commission board members will have in-depth discussions this fall and winter on whether to leave the state’s barley checkoff at 3 cents per hundredweight or return it to 2 cents.
Cattle thief gets suspended sentence, ordered to pay restitution
Cattle thief gets suspended sentence, ordered to pay restitution
The Idaho judge in a case of cattle theft wasn’t buying any of the defendant’s claims of justification for stealing cattle in sentencing him to 12 years probation contingent upon full restitution.
New Treasure Valley water group taking on raft of issues
New Treasure Valley water group taking on raft of issues
The Treasure Valley Water Users Association is involved in many effort5s, including one to obtain state funding to help farmers and ranchers in the area implement best management practices to improve water quality.
Rain damages much of East Idaho’s first alfalfa cutting
Eastern Idaho hay farmers have reported significant damage to hay due to rain.
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
A University of Idaho researcher’s love of native plants and recognition that water is a limited resource in the West has led to the domestication of native ornamental species for residential landscapes.

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