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Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget
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Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget
The Idaho Barley Commission will cut deep into reserves this season due to widespread quality problems with the malt crop.

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Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation.
Yellow spud varieties make debut
Yellow spud varieties make debut
An Eastern Idaho company that deals in a wide variety of potato types says yellow spuds are trendy and unveiled two new yellow varieties during a recent produce trade show in Southern California.
Wild horse adoption planned in Boise
the horses from the Hard Trigger Wild Horse Herd Management Area will be available at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals off Pleasant Valley Road in south Boise.
Cattle killed in E. Idaho tractor-trailer crash
The truck failed to make it around a corner and tipped over, according to authorities.
Idaho second in West for net farm income
Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in gross farm gate receipts by $1.8 billion.
Simpson asks Obama to wait on national monument
Simpson’s Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act, or CIEDRA, would create three wilderness areas totaling 332,775 acres while also releasing 130,000 acres from a wilderness study area to a multiple-use designation. But that plan for...
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably.
Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses
A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses in wheat and barley production they suffered this year due to unusually heavy August and September rains.
EPA, Jerome Cheese reach settlement
EPA, Jerome Cheese reach settlement
Jerome Cheese has settled with EPA over alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Jerome, Idaho, plant. The company has agreed to pay an $88,000 penalty but admits no wrongdoing.
Idaho cheese company, feds reach settlement
On Thursday the EPA announced that the company has since corrected the violations.