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Idaho spud sizes down, yields average

Early in harvest, Idaho's potato yields appear to be average or slightly below average and spud sizes are down from last season. More

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Russian cattle producers tour Idaho

Idaho Agriculture Department hosted Russianbeef cattle producers in hopes of building relationships that will lead to cattle and semen sales in the... More

 

Water will flow until October in Treasure Valley

Irrigation districts in southwestern Idaho won't cease delivering water to farmers until the first part of October, a month later than last year. More

 

IPC appoints youngest board member ever

The Idaho Potato Commission is adding its youngest board member ever. More

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FDA releases revised produce rule

FDA officials say the agency's revised produce rule would provide more flexibility for farmers to meet proposed water quality standards. The revisions were announced today on the Federal Register website. More

Salmon numbers jump at central Idaho mountain lake

The last time sockeye numbers exceeded the current run was 1955. More

Lawsuit could impact Idaho agriculture

A pending lawsuit targeting Idaho Wildlife Services could impact Idaho agriculture since 88 percent of the agency's funding is used to protect agriculture, especially livestocck producers, from predators. More

Galloway project could help Idaho farmers

Public comment during a Sept. 11 meeting on the proposed Galloway Dam project was decidedly against it, but farmers say it would greatly aid growers and other water users throughout the state. More

Idaho farm groups fund road safety PSA

Last year was one of the deadliest in recent memory in Idaho for fatal crashes involving automobiles and farm equipment and two farm bureau groups have teamed up with the Idaho State Police on a public service announcement that urges people to be cautious and patient around farm vehicles. More

UI showcases ag opportunities for high school students

High school students will attend Ag Days at the University of Idaho to learn more about educational and career opportunities. More

Corn mazes growing more elaborate

A Firth, Idaho, farmer has become one of the nation's top designers of corn mazes. More

More than 100 cattle dead after truck crash

The cattle were headed from a ranch in Kuna, Idaho, to a feed lot in Texas. Authorities say the truck was apparently going too fast around a curve. More

Researchers continue work on coldwater disease vaccine for trout

University of Idaho researchers are one step closer to developing a vaccine for coldwater disease in trout and have completed four studies and a field trial on an enhanced vaccine. More

Grant funds test plot for Idaho hops

Idaho hop growers hope a $68,250 specialty crop grant that will be used to create a central test plot for new varieties will help them avoid planting new varieties that don't perform well in Idaho. More

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