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Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses
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Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses
The Idaho Barley Commission is seeking to help growers cope with "catastrophic" damage due to a wet August.

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Yaks offer couple a unique alternative
Yaks offer couple a unique alternative
Idaho couple raises yak for their meat but also sells meat, breeding animals, hides, skulls and fiber.
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association seeks new exec
The executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association is leaving her job at the end of August.
Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government.
Ranch owners to pay $1.1 million for destroying vernal pools
Ranch owners near Red Bluff, Calif., agreed to pay out $1.1 million in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after allegedly destroying wetlands on their property.
UI center adds pasture research facility
UI center adds pasture research facility
University of Idaho's newest research center, located near Salmon, is opening a new facility to test supplement intake of groups of livestock in a pasture setting.
Ranchers, others grapple with wildfires’ aftermath
Ranchers, others grapple with wildfires’ aftermath
Fire crews are gaining an upper hand on several major wildfires in northeastern California, which have burned thousands of acres of timber and grazing land.
Study: Beef checkoff returns $11.20 on every dollar
Study: Beef checkoff returns $11.20 on every dollar
Ranchers who serve on the 103-member Cattlement's Beef Promotion and Research Board expressed enthusiasm about a return-on-investment study done by Cornell University researcher Harry Kaiser. The study asserted that each dollar spent on checkoff programs...
Project aims to boost Standing Rock cattle
The project backed by the USDA hopes to improve grazing practices to make the land better suited to cattle production.
Record rains soak Idaho hay
Record rains soak Idaho hay
Hay has sustained damage throughout Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho following a week of continuous moisture.
S.D. rescinds brucellosis test on Idaho cattle
South Dakota has lifted its requirement that all Idaho cattle entering the state must be tested for brucellosis. North Dakota's restriction remains in place.