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Amalgamated expects strong beet crop

Amalgamated Sugar Co. predicts strong yields and high sugar content from this season's sugar beet crop. More

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‘Challenging’ wheat harvest seen for Southern Idaho

Wheat has sustained heavy damage throughout Idaho due to continuous rain storms in August. More


Idaho dairy exports gain ground

Idaho's dairy exports are on a fast track in the first half of 2014, outpacing the same period a year earlier by 52 percent. More


Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth

The growth of Idaho's dairy industry is running up against challenges, incuding water availability and access to immigrant labor. More


Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours

The letter says that for the protection of the Idaho dairy industry, people seeking tours or interviews should be turned down or referred to United Dairymen officials or another industry group. More

High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts

The adjudication completion doesn’t eliminate future disputes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said. Instead, it provides a guideline for what people might fight over in the future. Since 1987, water law attorneys have processed more than 158,000 water rights claims in Idaho. More

Idaho counties seek moisture emergencies

Counties are requesting emergency declarations as damage due to excessive moisture amounts in grain. More

First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices. More

UI offers grass management clinic

University of Idaho extension is offering a clinic on grass management in Salmon in September. More

A place where research meets agriculture

The U.S. Department of Energy has a rich history of contributing to the advancement of agriculture and continues helping the industry today. More

Boise man brings out the bacon

A fair booth offers a decadent version of bacon on a stick: Bacon slathered in Ghirardelli chocolate (dark or white). That was his biggest seller last year. It’s back again this year and sells for $5.25. The menu also includes $6.25 bacon balls — bacon pieces breaded in seasoned... More

Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses

The Idaho Barley Commission is seeking to help growers cope with "catastrophic" damage due to a wet August. More

Crapo says he’ll seek a fourth term

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo was elected to the Senate in 1998 to succeed Sen. Dirk Kempthorne. He is serving the fourth year of his third term and is ranked 39th in seniority in the Senate. More

Yaks offer couple a unique alternative

Idaho couple raises yak for their meat but also sells meat, breeding animals, hides, skulls and fiber. More

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