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Tree fruit growers talk pedestrian orchards, varieties

An International Fruit Tree Association gathering drew growers from around the world where new varieties, horticultural practices and short orchards were among the topics. More

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New president joins Idaho Grower Shippers Association

Shawn Boyle, a licensed attorney who was raised in Shelley, Idaho, has become the new president of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association. More


Five Idahoans receive awards for excellence in agriculture

Governor’s awards for excellence in agriculture were given to five people during the annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit. More


Idaho sanctuary cities bill opposed by farm groups rewritten

A bill that some Idaho farm groups believe could have had a negative impact on the industry’s immigrant labor force has been rewritten. More

The Latest

Road closures delay Columbia Basin potato planting

Potato planting in the Columbia Basin has been pushed back by a week to 10 days due to road closures caused by the spring flooding. More

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management last month issued a formal decision approving a plan by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power to build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land in Idaho. More

Advocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone dam

In court documents filed overnight Wednesday, the groups urged U.S. District Judge Brian Morris to reject the government’s request to start construction this year. More

Different kind of farmer combines learning with good times

Jeff Smith has designed his 200-acre farm around teaching people about agriculture, history. More

Producers may get a break from ‘drought to deluge’ weather

A noted Southern Oregon viticulture climatologist says we should be headed to more normal weather patterns this year. More

Bill to eliminate dyed fuel in Idaho is dead

A separate bill that would create a dyed fuel enforcement program is progressing. More

Washington dairies, environmentalists appeal Ecology’s manure rules

Washington dairy industry and environmental groups file separate legal challenges to Department of Ecology's new rules for storing and spreading manure More

Bills propose to dispel Oregon wetland uncertainties

Two bills before Oregon lawmakers seek to resolve uncertainties over wetland designations by exempting some properties from fill-removal laws. More

California’s water troubles continue

The surge released from Don Pedro Dam into the Tuolumne River in the foothills east of Modesto was expected to reach overtopped levees later in the day. More

Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

Tests on two Canada geese, six mallards and a red-tailed hawk identified avian cholera as the cause of the deaths. More

Idaho officials looking to buy U.S. Forest Service land

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Forest Service on possibly buying federal public lands.State Forester David Groeschl of the Idaho Department of Lands told Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday... More

4 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trial

The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the government and occupy a national wildlife refuge in Oregon More

Washington pot growers seek right-to-farm protection

Washington marijuana growers seek protection under the state's right-to-farm act, but they still may not be treated like mainstream agriculture More

Expert: Efficiency, not regulation, reducing dairy air emissions

Improved fficiency, not regulation, is reducing emissions from Oregon dairies, an industry expert said. More

200 Bushel Club studies companion crops

An organization devoted to boosting Eastern Idaho wheat yields has publicized results of trials analyzing fertilizer placement and the use of so-called companion crops to boost yields. More

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