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Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill
Lawmakers said they will not back a plan that primarily used bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments.

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East Idaho man dies in farm equipment accident
A Rexburg father has died after he became entangled in the rotor of farm equipment
Letter from second-grader prompts visit from Idaho’s ag college dean
Letter from second-grader prompts visit from Idaho’s ag college dean
A letter from a second-grader who said he wants to be a farmer and a scientist prompted the dean of University of Idaho’s ag college to visit tiny Notus Elementary School March 15 and speak about insects, farming and science.
ISDA head concerned about invasive species bill
ISDA head concerned about invasive species bill
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould supports a significant increase in state funding to keep invasive species out of Idaho waters.
Idaho Wheat Commission will re-submit ‘grower information’ rule change in 2018
Idaho Wheat Commission will re-submit ‘grower information’ rule change in 2018
The commission will wait until next year to re-submit a proposed rule change that would allow the commission to have access to the names and contact information of all wheat growers in the state.
Livestock Hall of Fame to honor new inductees
The Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame will honor its newest inductees April 11
UI Extension experts see improvement in local forage market
UI Extension experts see improvement in local forage market
University of Idaho Extension experts have estimated the cost of producing a ton of alfalfa in Idaho ranged from $135 to $146 during 2016, and the average price for alfalfa should finish 2017 at about $144 per ton.
Cyanide trap injures Eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
Cyanide trap injures Eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
The boy was taken to a hospital to be tested for cyanide poisoning but was not seriously injured and was released. The dog, a 3-year-old Lab named Casey, died.
Senators’ proposal would make way for young loggers
The legislation would level the playing field with other agricultural fields by allowing family members to get experience in logging from an earlier age so they can carry on a family business.
Mud slide causes grain train derailment in N. Idaho
Four rail cars with grain slid down the hill and six to eight cars tipped over.
Wildlife Services says it’s working to avoid future wolf harm
Wildlife Services says it’s working to avoid future wolf harm
Activists are harshly critical of the M-44 cyanide devices, which they say are extremely dangerous and kill indiscriminately.

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