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IPC adds international bloggers to industry tour

The Idaho Potato Commission hosted a tour of the state's potato industry for both domestic and international food bloggers. More

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Idaho ag dean supports investing in new Parma facilities

More than 1,000 people attended the annual Fruit Field Day event at University of Idaho's Parma research station. The event highlights the studies... More

 

Water Board approves six ESPA recharge studies

The Idaho Department of Water Resources has approved six projects, including five in the Snake River Plain's upper valley, to study potential new... More

 

Costa Rican farmers ‘amazed’ with Idaho dry bean seed industry

Four dry bean industry representatives from Costa Rica toured southern Idaho Sept. Sept. 14-15 and said they were amazed at the state's bean seed... More

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Bull trout lawsuit targets Payette National Forest roads

A lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in Idaho seeks to force the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete an analysis that could result in restrictions on roads and motorized trails. More

Wildfire rehab in Idaho, Oregon includes fall herbicide

About 100 square miles of aerial spraying is taking place in Idaho and Oregon. More

East Idaho city hosts celebration of the russet

The City of Shelley has hosted a celebration of the staple of its economy — the russet potato — for the past 88 years. More

S. Idaho economic development chief resigns

Personal reasons have led Jeff Hough to resign his position as executive director of SIEDO. More

Ocean conditions portend uncertain winter weather across West

Weather forecasters are backing off their prediction of a La Nina, which would favor cooler storms aimed at the Pacific Northwest. Instead, neutral oceanic conditions portend uncertainty in terms of weather throughout the West in the months ahead. More

Idaho cropland rent increased in 2016, bucking national trend

Despite declining in neighboring states and around the country, cropland rental expenses in Idaho increased 6 percent in 2016, according to USDA data. More

Idaho bolsters aquifer monitoring efforts

The Idaho Department of Water Resources is taking steps to improve its ability to assess groundwater levels in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, including in surrounding tributary basins. More

ISDA to collect unwanted pesticides

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has scheduled pesticide disposal dates in Twin Falls, Gooding and Nampa. More

Corn maze allows people inside Jimmy Fallon’s head

A Meridian, Idaho, farmer known for his unique and clever corn maze designs has chosen the image of comedian Jimmy Fallon this year, while Star Trek and themes supporting police officers are popular corn maze designs around the nation this year. More

New UI economist hits the ground running

The University of Idaho's new dairy and livestock economist already has a number of studies planned to assist producers. But first, he's out meeting the producers he'll serve. More

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