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Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to entice more growers to conserve water by retiring marginal crop land.

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Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Suspension of Winter Water Savings opens door to recharge
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has waived a requirement that Palisades Reservoir space-holders keep their canal gates shut through winter.
Lawsuit: Supervisor threatened to strangle state worker
The seven-page lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court seeks not less than $100,000 in damages plus attorney fees.
Inmates pitch in to help Idaho farm businesses
Inmates pitch in to help Idaho farm businesses
Six Idaho agricultural businesses that face a critical worker shortage are using state inmates to help them grow, harvest and pack farm commodities. The author of the 2014 bill that created the program hopes to expand it during the 2018 legislative...
Idaho’s biggest pumpkin weighs in at 1,400 pounds
Idaho’s biggest pumpkin weighs in at 1,400 pounds
The pumpkin is on display at a popular corn maze in Meridian.
Idaho wary of Obama ‘leftovers’ working on sage grouse plan
The Interior Department last week opened a public comment period to amend the plan concerning the chicken-size bird.
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington’s harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...
Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference
Ag, economy to be emphasized in Idaho climate conference
An upcoming conference about climate change will to be hosted at Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho.
Study: Preliminary data show cattle, sage grouse can coexist
Study: Preliminary data show cattle, sage grouse can coexist
Early data from an ongoing Idaho grazing study planned to last a decade shows no harm to sage grouse on public lands caused by spring grazing.
Salmon-Friendly Rulings On Columbia, Snake Dams Could Be Oveturned By Congress
House Bill 3144 cancels court orders for spilling water and analyzing dam removal.

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