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Prices of largest spuds on the rise

Idaho fresh potato growers say prices of large carton sizes are increasing, and they anticipate production may be down in 2017. More

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Field trip mixes fun with facts for first-graders

The equipment dealer’s jam-packed morning of ag-related activities was meant to raise youngster’s awareness of agriculture to help... More


Idaho groundwater users give lawmakers, libraries Swan Falls book

Idaho groundwater users have purchased copies of a book by former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones on the historic Swan Falls Agreement to give... More


Idaho wine industry says Boise catering rule causes headaches

Idaho Wine Commission members say they might turn to the Idaho Legislature to fix an issue that is causing problems for wineries that want to serve... More


Weather delays N. Idaho spring wheat crop

Pacific Northwest wheat officials say good moisture and growing-degree days will help the crop catch up after planting delays. More

Sheep research station on USDA chopping block, again

The beleaguered research station, the only USDA-ARS research facility dedicated to the sheep industry, is being threatened with closure for the third time since 2014. More

Utah school districts looking to end ‘lunch shaming’

USDA wants schools across the country to have policies in place that reduce stress to a child’s life and provides them nutritious meals. More

Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming

Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border are trying their hand at pot farming More

Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement. More

New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals

Idaho water users say a new state law helped them recharge more water in the aquifer during a big water year. More

Monument size a concern as feds review status

New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association urged President Donald Trump to eliminate certain large-scale national monuments. More

Idaho, Oregon researchers work on stevia seed line

Some of the leading research being done on stevia, a plant that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, is taking place in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho and Eastern Oregon. More

S.E. Idaho growers brace for stripe rust pressure

Idaho cereal experts predict a bad year for stripe rust. More

Farmers, others seek referendum on planned community

Opponents of a planned community on 1,400 acres of farmland in Ada County, Idaho, hope to have county residents vote on the plan during a special election. More

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