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‘Oddball’ spuds gaining interest

A source with SunRain Potato Varieties says oddball potato varieties are the latest trend in the growing fresh, specialty market. More

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Grant aims to improve Madison County soil

The Madison Soil & Water Conservation District is in the first year of a grant to quantify the economics of how various soil-health practices affect... More


Amalgamated works to increase sugar in each beet

Amalgamated Sugargrowers in Eastern Idaho are experimenting witih high-sugar varieties from out of the area that don't have resistance to curly top... More


Eastern Idaho reports strong quinoa yields

A businessman experimenting with quinoa in 14 Eastern Idaho fields says yields and quality have exceeded expectations this season. More


Weather helps E. Idaho avoid wildfire outbreak

During a busy fire season throughout Idaho and the Northwest, Eastern Idaho has been nearly fire free, enabling its wildfire personnel to assist in other areas. More

Zebra chip found in Idaho commercial field

Idaho has confirmed its first tuber from a commercial field infected with zebra chip disease in three years, crop researchers say. More

New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases

Treasure Valley water users will conduct a full-court press in their fight against the state's decision to count flood control releases in the Boise River system against reservoir storage rights. More

Residents told to be ready to flee wildfire near Riggins, Idaho

The fire has grown to 29 square miles — a 5-square-mile increase from Tuesday. More

Fall rangeland forum set for Oct. 22

University of Idaho's Rangeland Fall Forum will focus on wildfires, beginning with panel discussions on Oct. 22 in Jerome, followed by a field tour of the Three Creek area on Oct. 23. More

Inversion helps northern Idaho crews strengthen fire lines

Seventeen large fires are burning in Idaho, the most in the nation. More

Pea buyers look to Eastern Idaho growers

Growers see promise in peas as a rotation crop with wheat, though finding buyers has been a challenge. More

Idaho partnership helps refugees learn how to farm

A Boise farmers' market and agricultural training program are teaming up to help refugees learn how to farm. More

Well irrigators pleased with shorter renewable power contracts

Idaho ground water irrigators support a recent order by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission shortening the mandatory length of certain contracts utilities must enter for renewable energy. More

Experts offer ways to limit late blight losses

Late blight experts have hosted workshops to educate potato growers how to properly store their crops to avoid exacerbating late blight infections in storage. More

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