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Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant

An oilseed crushing plant scheduled to open this fall in Plymouth, Utah, should make soybeans and canola more common in regional farm rotations. More

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East Idaho growers see potential in peas

Eastern Idaho growers see potential for peas beyond their use in cover crops. More

 

Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding

Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or... More

 

Growers slow to warm to frozen hops

Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho ,the nation's top hop producing states, have been slow to warm to the idea of freezing instead of drying... More

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Canadian co-op buys Davisco Foods

Canadian milk processor Agropur acquires Davisco Foods International, including Davisco's Jerome Cheese plant in Idaho. More

11 new fires started in Boise National Forest

The fires are each smaller than half an acre and crews are being dispatched to put them out. More

JUMP facility will house 52 antique tractors

A $70 million facility being constructed in downtown Boise will house 52 antique tractors that will help serve as a reminder of Idaho's farming roots. The building is being funded by the J.R. Simplot family. More

Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue

The sheep industry is relieved by congressional action to keep the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho, open. USDA had requested reprogramming of funds for the station, which would have shuttered its doors. More

Hail hammers Idaho’s Rexburg Bench

Hail damage has set crops back on the Rexburg Bench of Eastern Idaho. More

Whiskey Complex Fire almost 50 percent contained

With the help of more than 1,000 firefighters sent to suppress the flames, the fire is now 40 percent contained. Firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by July 30. More

UI president addresses ag funding, partnerships

New University of Idaho President Chuck Staben says the school will continue to be a strong supporter of farmers and agriculture. The president recently met with the Capital Press to talk about the future of funding, research and industry partnerships. More

Elk ranch dream continues to evolve

After buying a farm in 2002, Calvin and Gail Ansley got into the elk business. The have since moved and now have set their sights on agritourism. More

Madison County, Idaho, in drought emergency

Madison County, Idaho, has been added to a drought emergency list. More

Idaho Wine Commission lands $88,000 grant

The Idaho Wine Commission will use an $88,000 specialty crop grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to try to increase quality, awareness and sales of Idaho wine. More

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