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Sugar beet growers battle glyphosate-resistant kochia

The number of glyphosate-resistant kochia weeds in sugar beet fields is growing in Eastern Oregon and weed scientists believe it’s a matter of time before they appear in larger numbers in Idaho as well. More

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Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history

Damages caused by a third party to an insured farmer’s field will no longer be counted in the grower’s production history under a... More

 

Trial studies application of herbicide through drip systems in onions

A field trial conducted by Oregon State University researchers could lead to a special need label for an herbicide that has proven effective in... More

 

Idaho proposes wolf baiting; mulls bounty on problem wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has formally proposed to allow sportsmen to use bait when hunting wolves, and a committee formed to oversee... More

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Water plentiful in Eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho

Record or near-record snowpack levels in basins around southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon have provided the region’s farmers with a full supply of irrigation water this year. The water season may extend longer than normal in some areas and reservoirs will end the year with a decent amount. More

Some southern Idaho residents worry about proposed UI dairy

UI still needs to select a building site, then go through the local permit and zoning process. More

Project seeks to develop advanced yellow bean lines

A $134,000 specialty crop grant will enable the Idaho Bean Commission to partner with Oregon State University and University of Idaho researchers on a breeding project designed to develop advanced yellow bean lines. More

Soil health expert preaches plant diversity to Caribou County growers

A leading soil health expert addressed about 70 Caribou County, Idaho, growers regarding the importance of planting multi-species cover crops and maintaining a diversity of living roots in their soil. More

Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire

Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile (5-sq kilometer) wildfire burning in timber in steep terrain about 40 miles east of McCall. More

Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

Zinke removed two other monuments, in Idaho and Washington state, from his review of 27 monuments created since 1996. More

Idaho weather stations addressing falling numbers knowledge gap

The Idaho Wheat Commission has funded 16 weather stations to record environmental data at University of Idaho’s regional variety trial sites. More

Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

For many Idahoans, Tuesday’s ruling won’t result in changes at the grocery checkout line. More

Idaho man pleads guilty in cockfighting case

Authorities detained 150 people and seized 80 roosters in March at a Gooding farm. More

Idaho Supreme Court rejects city’s water mitigation plan

The city of Blackfoot plans to purchase water rights from farms to mitigate for a water obligation, following a recent adverse ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court. More

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