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Bulb onion prices have risen rapidly since winter

After falling to break-even levels this winter, onion prices have increased sharply. More

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Soda Springs rancher appointed to Idaho Senate

Soda Springs rancher and farmer Mark Harris has been appointed to the Idaho Senate by Gov. Butch Otter. More


Researcher weighs dryland cereal cropping systems

In the seventh year of a direct seeding trial on an Eastern Idaho dry-land farm, a University of Idaho researcher sees evidence supporting the use of... More


Treasure Valley groups explore growing pumpkin seed for snacks

Researchers and an economic development organization are exploring whether pumpkin seed for snacks could be an economically viable crop in Eastern... More


Tour highlights conservation on ag lands

The Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission led a July 21 tour of southeast Idaho water-quality projects, most of which helped agricultural producers better their operations whille protecting watersheds. More

Growers: Monsanto investment in wheat research will spur industry

Wheat growers are excited about Monsanto's new Wheat Technology Center in Idaho's Magic Valley, saying technology and innovation will help them catch up to advances in other crops and be more productive and competitive. More

Grain buyers expand East Idaho operations

Eastern Idaho wheat farmers have new options for selling their grain this season, including a new Lansing Trade Group facility in American Falls. More

New Idaho group will represent Treasure Valley water users

Water delivery entities in Southwestern Idaho have joined forces to create a Treasure Valley Water Users Association. More

Idaho eyes closing some state forest lands amid fire danger

Consultant Jim Riley told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that a million acres of private land has been closed to the public this year due to potential wildfire. More

Drought raises lake water temperatures to unhealthy levels

Hot water means more plant growth and less oxygen for fish. More

Downtown cattle drive highlights ICA’s 100th birthday

The mood was celebratory as a few hundred Idaho Cattle Association members celebrated the group's 100th birthday in Boise July 14-18. More

N. Idaho wheat takes a hit from heat

Emergency declarations make it easier for growers who have lost crops to get money and other resources. More

Idaho Panhandle counties declared drought disaster areas

Five more Idaho counties declared disaster areas because of drought. More

Judge halts Idaho logging project amid road dispute

The lawsuit seeks to reverse the determination by District Ranger Joe Hudson that Forest Road 652 is public. If it’s not public, that means the Department of Lands would have to obtain a special use permit from the Forest Service. More

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