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Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield

Officials with Amalgamated Sugar Co. anticipate their beet yields could set another record, despite harsh growing conditions, but say sugar percentages should be down. More

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Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business

Taiwan’s annual purchases of U.S. wheat support about 200 farms in Idaho and 800 farms in the Pacific Northwest, according to Idaho Wheat... More


UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello

Based on the popularity of an agricultural technology session last winter during its annual agricultural outlook seminar, University of Idaho... More


East Idaho high school students partner on forage research

Snake River High School’s summer agriculture class is partnering with the Bingham County Soil and Water Conservation District on research into... More


Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land

The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires More

Hop stocks continue to outrun demand

The pre-harvest inventory of U.S. hops is significantly greater than a year ago, indicative of over supply and pressure on the supply chain. More

Idaho bean, seed groups to seek legislation to protect crops from soybean diseases

Groups representing Idaho’s dry bean and seed industries will ask legislators in 2018 to approve two pieces of legislation they believe could help prevent soybean seed from bringing in diseases that could harm the state’s dry bean crop. More

Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States

A total of 5 percent of Idaho’s wheat production is purchased by Taiwan. More

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites. More

Decision expected soon on proposed Galloway dam project

The Idaho Water Resource Board expects to make a decision in the next several months on whether to proceed with a proposed new dam and reservoir that would add 700,000 acre-feet of storage capacity on the Weiser River system. More

Judge: Mining company in contempt for Idaho water pollution

Atlanta Gold Corp. to pay up to half a million dollars in fines and penalties if they don’t fix the problems by next year. More

Researchers take aim at soil-borne diseases in bulb onions

A research project supported by a $109,000 specialty crop grant seeks to help onion growers in southwestern Idaho and East Oregon develop best management practices for controlling soil-borne diseases in bulb onions. These diseases currently can reduce yields by up to 40 percent. More

Researchers encouraged by spore sampling results

University of Idaho researchers were able to detect some key crop diseases in their initial season of testing spore sampling machines. More

Dairy West broadens communication team

Melinda Petersen brings a solid foundation of personal and professional experience to Dairy West. More

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