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Idaho leadership program seeks more farmers, ranchers

Leadership Idaho Agriculture officials are asking the state's commodity commissions and farm associations to become more engaged in the leadership development program. More

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Lawyers outline Idaho reservoir refill resolution

A negotiated settlement earlier this year in the upper Snake water system firms up the right to physically fill a reservoir even if the accounting... More


Idaho sustainability program improving yields, efficiency

A Thresher Artisan Wheat sustainability program has helped growers reduce use of inputs and increase yields, according to new data. More


Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club

An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start... More


Two Idaho-based co-ops plan merger

Valley Wide and Valley Co-ops have announced merger plans. More

N. Idaho wildfire destroys structures, prompts evacuations

The fire is burning through timber in steep terrain. No injuries have been reported. More

Idaho aquifer agreement finalized

Irrigators with Idaho's Surface Water Coalition and groundwater users with Idaho Groundwater Appropriators, Inc., have finalized an agreement that aims to reverse declining aquifer levels and avert future water calls. More

Wildlife officials investigate bird die offs south of Boise

The dead birds show no signs of physical injury and were not sickened by plague. More

Barley states respond to Idaho’s invitation to cooperate

The Idaho Barley Commission has invited other barley producing states to work closely together on important issues, including research and transportation infrastructure. More

Current heat wave affecting NW crops

Extended periods of heat can reduce the yields of significant crops, including wheat, barley and canola. More

Grant aimed at helping Idaho’s table grape industry

University of Idaho researchers have been awarded a $163,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to try to improve the performance of table grapes in Idaho. More

Idaho targets water-quality challenges

Idaho stakeholders have tools to meet water-quality standards in a cost-effective manner, but many challenges exist regarding designated uses of water bodies and water-quality trading. More

Spud industry in good shape for FDA trans fat phase-out, expert says

The potato industry should be in good shape to comply with an FDA mandate that food products be rid of unhealthy trans fats within three years, according to an industry nutrition expert. More

Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

Chobani was selected as the exclusive provider after it successfully led a Greek yogurt pilot program over the past year. More

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