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Cuba is potential market for PNW fruit

Cuba's economy and middle class need to grow for it to buy Pacific Northest tree fruit, industry leaders say. More

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Northwest food processors plan 101st conference

The Portland event includes a trade show, of course, but also discussions of climate change, water, labor and food safety. More


Wimmer is new president for Far West

Tom Wimmer, business manager with Marion Ag Service, Inc., in St. Paul, Ore., is the new president of the Far West Agribusiness Association. More


Idaho potato shipments, prices both increase

Idaho's potato prices continue to strengthen, even as shipments have been ahead of last year's pace. More


United Dairymen of Idaho hires new business development director

Idaho dairy groups have hired a director for business deveolpment and processor relations. More

PNW hop production pegged at 71 million pounds

Hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2014 totaled 71.0 million pounds, up 3 percent from the 2013 crop of 69.2 million pounds, according to the USDA. More

Cows missing from Pocatello butcher

Two cows were reported stolen, and one missing cow was found. In an earlier incident, police shot another cow after it escaped. More

Chobani shows off new filtration system

Chobani has installed a high-tech reverse osmosis system at its Twin Falls plant to convert acid whey into pure water and a high-nutrition feed product. More

Rain above average, but snow lagging in Washington, Oregon

Snowpacks are inadequate in Oregon and Washington but Idaho has fared better so far. More

UI, Simplot renew Parma research station agreement

J.R. Simplot Co. and University of Idaho have renwed an argeement that has helped the university's Parma research and extension station in Southwestern Idaho remain open. Under the agreement, Simplot provides the Parma station $330,000 a year. More

Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication

The costly legal battle of two Southern Idaho ranchers who fought the federal government over stock watering rights on public lands is benefitting ranchers in North Idaho. More

Idaho unemployment insurance to drop

Idaho unemployment insurance rates will be dow in 2015. More

University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain

A three-year partnership between the Idaho Wheat Commission, Limagrain Cereal Seeds and the University of Idaho is close to being renewed. Officials from all parties say they expect the agreement, which expires in June, to be renewed long before that date. More

Idaho’s federal lands panel stresses collaboration

Like many other Western states, Idaho’s Republican-dominated Legislature has repeatedly expressed frustration with federal management of public land. More

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