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Hopes for a near-normal water season for farmers in Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Owyhee Project have all but faded.

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Second ringtail captured and released with radio collar
Ringtails are smaller than a house cat and are mostly brown but have distinctive black- and white-ringed tails. The nocturnal carnivores are members of the raccoon family.
Some of Idaho fruit crop was damaged by November cold snap
Record low temperatures in November have caused damage to Idaho's fruit crop, but the extent of the damage won't be known until May or June.
Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements
Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements
In the first year of mandatory testing of Idaho certified potato seed for bacterial ring rot, many commercial growers have requested that theirseed be tested at higher than minimum levels.
Low-lignin alfalfa eases quality/yield trade-off
Low-lignin alfalfa eases quality/yield trade-off
Low lignin alfalfa varieties could solve growers' dilemma of harvesting for quality or yield and provide harvest flexibility to avoid rain.
SY Ovation top wheat variety planted in Idaho, survey shows
SY Ovation top wheat variety planted in Idaho, survey shows
SY Ovation was the most planted wheat variety in Idaho in 2014, according to an annual Idaho Wheat Commission survey. Brundage and ORCF 102 were second and third.
Cutting-edge technology boosts precision
Cutting-edge technology boosts precision
New University of Idaho researcher Olga Walsh is focusing on developing ways to use precision agriculture techniques to help farmers improve the efficiency of their crop production.
Idaho House panel supports federal policy for GMO labeling
An Idaho House committee has approved a joint memorial that asks Congress and the Food and Drug Administration to establish a national policy on the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Grain handlers offer hard white wheat contracts
Grain handlers in Southern and Eastern Idaho are offering contracts for hard white spring wheat. Idaho Wheat Commission executive director Blaine Jacobson expects high demand for the wheat class after issues last year.
Idaho spud packers emphasize organic
Idaho spud packers emphasize organic
Idaho fresh potato packers say they're placing greater emphasis on the organic potato category.
Group asks Congress to reject closure of Idaho sheep station
Group asks Congress to reject closure of Idaho sheep station
A diverse group trying to save the USDA sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, has finalized a document that explains the research being done there and asks Congress to reject its proposed closure.