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Northwest food processors plan 101st conference
Northwest food processors plan 101st conference
The Portland event includes a trade show, of course, but also discussions of climate change, water, labor and food safety.

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Cows missing from Pocatello butcher
Cows missing from Pocatello butcher
Two cows were reported stolen, and one missing cow was found. In an earlier incident, police shot another cow after it escaped.
Chobani shows off new filtration system
Chobani shows off new filtration system
Chobani has installed a high-tech reverse osmosis system at its Twin Falls plant to convert acid whey into pure water and a high-nutrition feed product.
Rain above average, but snow lagging in Washington, Oregon
Snowpacks are inadequate in Oregon and Washington but Idaho has fared better so far.
UI, Simplot renew Parma research station agreement
J.R. Simplot Co. and University of Idaho have renwed an argeement that has helped the university's Parma research and extension station in Southwestern Idaho remain open. Under the agreement, Simplot provides the Parma station $330,000 a year.
Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
The costly legal battle of two Southern Idaho ranchers who fought the federal government over stock watering rights on public lands is benefitting ranchers in North Idaho.
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Tom Wimmer, business manager with Marion Ag Service, Inc., in St. Paul, Ore., is the new president of the Far West Agribusiness Association.
Idaho unemployment insurance to drop
Idaho unemployment insurance rates will be dow in 2015.
University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain
A three-year partnership between the Idaho Wheat Commission, Limagrain Cereal Seeds and the University of Idaho is close to being renewed. Officials from all parties say they expect the agreement, which expires in June, to be renewed long before that...
Idaho’s federal lands panel stresses collaboration
Like many other Western states, Idaho’s Republican-dominated Legislature has repeatedly expressed frustration with federal management of public land.
As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho
The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, from another rancher are also reported missing. Those...