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Idaho Barley Commission mulls $382,000 in research funding requests

The Idaho Barley Commission has received what some IBC members say is the best lineup of research funding requests in recent memory. But with IBC funding projected to be down this year, those requests will be scrutinized closely. More

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Idaho spud packers emphasize organic

Idaho fresh potato packers say they're placing greater emphasis on the organic potato category. More


Group asks Congress to reject closure of Idaho sheep station

A diverse group trying to save the USDA sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, has finalized a document that explains the research being done... More


IGWA to appeal Rangen mitigation right denial

Idaho groundwater users have decided to appeal a recent ruling by Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman denying them a water... More


Idaho House panel supports federal policy for GMO labeling

An Idaho House committee has approved a joint memorial that asks Congress and the Food and Drug Administration to establish a national policy on the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. More

Grain handlers offer hard white wheat contracts

Grain handlers in Southern and Eastern Idaho are offering contracts for hard white spring wheat. Idaho Wheat Commission executive director Blaine Jacobson expects high demand for the wheat class after issues last year. More

Feds fine northern Idaho business after teen’s death

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser, Idaho, in the death of an 18-year-old employee. More

Crapo eyes monument designation, public lands policy

Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Raul Labrador, both R-Idaho, have introduced legislation to require a vote of Congress and the affected state Legsilature before a president can designate a national monument. More

Idaho puts forward plan to protect sage grouse habitat

The plan complements Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s sage grouse plan for federal officials to consider as the government eyes protections. More

Boise company first to export meat to Myanmar

Boise-based Agri Beef became the first U.S. company to ship meat to Myanmar, a developing country in Southeast Asia. More

Idaho lawmakers close to setting budget for college of ag

The dean of University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences explained to lawmakers Feb. 19 how state funding for the college is being used to help Idaho's farming sector. More

UI Extension offers rural land purchasing class

The Clearwater County University of Idaho Extension office in Orofino, Idaho, is offering a workshop on rural land purchasing March 12, 19 and 26 in Lewiston, Idaho. More

Sports medicine test holds promise for cattle industry

Researchers at Idaho State University and Montana State University collaborated on a project to use a quick blood test common in sports science to evaluate the disposition of livestock. More

Eight people recognized for support of Idaho agriculture

Eight people received awards for their contributions to Idaho agriculture Feb. 17 during the annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit. More

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