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Biggest fertilizer distribution plant opening planned

Valley Agronomics plans to start filling a new plant near Pocatello, Idaho, with dry fertilizer this month. More

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New 4-H educator seeks to build up Bannock County program

Nikola Dalton, the new University of Idaho Extension 4H educator serving Bannock County, aims to build up her county's 4H program. More


Western Innovator: ‘A rancher fixing ranchers’ problems’

As a rancher and Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission employee, southeast Idaho rancher Chris Banks has seen both sides of the fence when it... More


Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting

Wheat growers and members of other ag industries are being encouraged to participate in a public comment process and make their opinions known on the... More


Olmstead named Idaho ag college assistant dean

Milk Producers of Idaho Executive Director Brent Olmstead has been named the assistant dean for government and external relations at University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. More

Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million

The Idaho Department of Lands sold the properties on Thursday in an auction that officials say brought in $4.5 million more than the appraised value of the properties. More

Farm Bureau leaders: Election results show power of rural America

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation leaders pointed to the results of the recent national election to show IFBF members what can be accomplished when rural America makes its voice heard. More

Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in E. Idaho

The bear was killed on or about Oct. 21 in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Fremont County. More

New lawmaker hopes to improve technology infrastructure in rural Idaho

Improving technology infrastructure, exploring the transfer of federal lands to state management and curbing federal regulations are some of the top priorities for the new Idaho lawmakers who are farmers or ranchers. More

Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho

Dallas, Texas,-based Active Network reported a computer breach in August with the possibility that millions of records in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, including Social Security numbers, might have been compromised. More

Idaho ag industry happy with pick to lead experiment station

Idaho farm industry leaders say they are happy that Mark McGuire has taken over as director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, which oversees the University of Idaho's nine research and extension centers. More

Small Idaho school thinks big with aquaculture program

Mackay Junior-Senior High School is a small school, but it boasts an impressive aquaculture program. More

Idaho Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes

Under proposed legislation, the commission would receive a larger share of online betting revenue. More

Draft plan released for 2 central Idaho wilderness areas

Among the problems with the draft plan are negative comments about grazing cattle, a use specifically allowed as part of the compromise deal reached to create the wilderness areas. More

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