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Ironman record holder to promote Idaho potatoes

A Utah man known as the Iron Cowboy, who holds multiple world records in iron man racing, will promote Idaho potatoes in a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for an organization that promotes adoptions of foreign children board with Down syndrome. More

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Idaho Falls grower to join IPC board

Idaho Falls farmer James Hoff has been selected as the newest Idaho Potato Commission board member. More


New FFA chapter, ag classes a hit in Idaho county

A technical high school in Bonneville County has added the only agricultural curriculum in the county, as well as its first FFA chapter in more than... More


Idaho moisture outlook better in south than north

An Idaho hydrology expert says conditions are favoring another dry winter in Northern Idaho but the possibility of good moisture in Southern Idaho. More


University of Idaho ag college chooses new dean

Michael Parrella will take over as dean of the University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences on Feb. 1. Parrella comes to UI from University of California-Davis. More

Growers report painless water, energy savings through irrigation method

An irrigation method developed to save water and power in dry farming regions has exceeded expectations in early commercial trials. More

Idaho, Oregon onion prices higher, bulb size smaller

Onion growers in southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon are more optimistic about this year's crop than they were in 2014 because of higher prices. But onion size is expected to be down due to a nine-day heat wave earlier in the season. More

November freeze zaps Idaho fruit yields

Idaho fruit production is down this year due mostly to a sudden cold snap last November that damaged or killed a lot of trees in Southwestern Idaho. More

Eastern Oregon farmers adapt to deal with years of drought

Four years of drought conditions have caused growers in Eastern Oregon who get their irrigation water from the Owyhee Project to alter their farming practices. More

Harvest break provides crucial labor for Idaho spud farmers

For some small Eastern Idaho farmers, high school harvest breaks provide a crucial source of labor. More

Grants allow Idaho cherry, apple industries to promote

Idaho's cherry and apple commissions have received grants that will allow them to introduce more Idahoans to their product and promote it through the use of social media. More

United Dairymen of Idaho adds to team

United Dairymen of Idaho has hired Will Hoenike as a consumer confidence manager. More

Idaho dairy farmers chosen for national leadership

Two more Idaho Dairy Products Commission and United Dairymen of Idaho board members have been tapped for national dairy industry leadership positions. More

Idaho sues Interior, USDA over sage grouse plans

Celebration over the Interior Department's decision that an ESA listing for sage grouse is unwarranted is being tempered by last-minute amendments to federal land-use plans for sage grouse habitat. More

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