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East Idaho farmers help protect neighbors from wildfire

Farmers and ranchers in the Idaho Falls area have played a crucial role in helping fire crews protect property from the large Henry's Creek fire in Eastern Idaho. More

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Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop

A planned sorghum processing facility near Parma, Idaho, is expected to benefit farmers and dairymen in the area. More

 

Idaho seeks growers’ input on pollinator plan

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is soliciting input from agricultural organizations and other interest groups to help draft a statewide... More

 

Ag Pavilion educates thousands of fairgoers each year about Idaho farming

The Agriculture Pavilion at the Western Idaho Fair teaches thousands of people each year about farming and provides them a better understanding of... More

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Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit

The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck floated past the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline as part of a photo opportunity organized by the Idaho Potato Commission. More

Washington anglers can fish without license after computer hack; Oregon, Idaho impacted

Washington residents will fish free for a few days while investigators probe security breach that affected several Western states. More

Idaho contract ag labor licenses up

The Idaho Department of Labor reports a dip in the unemployment rate and increasing numbers of contract farm labor providers getting licensed. More

Hackers halt hunting, fishing license sales in some states

Washington state has suspended selling hunting and fishing licenses and Idaho has suspended online sales because of hacking into a vendor's computer system. More

Idaho sorghum to be used in ‘paper’ products

A planned $90 million project near Parma in southwestern Idaho will use sorghum produced by local farmers to create paper products for the food industry. It will also use cow and other agricultural waste to create biogas and fertilizer products. More

Rangeland wildfire forces evacuations in Eastern Idaho

The human-caused fire reported Sunday about 7 miles east of Idaho Falls is making wind-driven runs to the north and east. More

Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit

A tax reimbursement credit that was passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2014 with the support of farm groups has survived a court challenge by a company that claimed it harmed their business by helping a competitor. More

Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality

Idaho growers are pleased by the size and quality of their spuds as harvest starts, but University of Idaho officials warn them not to stop spraying for potato psyllids until their vines are killed, based on the discovery of two fields that were hard-hit by zebra chip disease. More

Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans

University of Idaho researchers are studying weed control and yield in conventiona tillage, strip tillage and direct seed in dry beans. More

Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters

A roundup of the wildfires around the West. More

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