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State completing model to predict Swan Falls flows

Officials say a model under development to help predict flows Snake River flow at Swan Falls Dam should be completed by the end of the year. More

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Woman granted wish to attend Idaho sheep festival

A young women's wish to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festval came to life through the Idaho chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and sheep... More


Idaho ag groups protest Clif Bar foundation’s ‘Mr. Seed’ video

Clif Bar's anti-conventional agriculture video has caught the unfavorable attention of Idaho's ag community. More


Farm commodity price drop impacts Idaho GDP

Agriculture's contribution to Idaho's gross domestic product has fallen significantly during the last year. More


Idaho officials eye purchase of 1,400-acre forest parcel

The land near St. Maries has an appraised value of $4.6 million. More

Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf

Tim Clemens of Hines, Oregon, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of poisoning animals and one count of unlawful take of big game. More

Field day focuses on forest diseases, pests

University of Idaho Extension offers an outdoor "Forest Insect and Disease" field day Nov. 19 in Coeur d'Alene. More

West Coast braces for big storm

Tillamook, Ore., reported a midday total of 2.05 inches of rain. Shelton, Wash., reported a midday total of 1.74 inches of rain. More

Advocate: Idaho has urgent need to preserve farmland

A year-long effort that will seek to find solutions to slow the rapid loss of farm ground in Idaho's Treasure Valley kicked off this week with presentations by the architect of Delaware's farmland preservation program. More

Late grain planting in Idaho could check disease

A cereals pathologist anticipates lower disease pressure in Idaho grain next season. More

Judge rejects Idaho anti-grazing arguments

Sheep grazing's impact on sage grouse was sufficiently studied on 220,000 publicly owned acres in Idaho, a judge has ruled. More

Idaho vole outbreak subsides, but damage remains

Experts say Idaho vole populations appear to have returned to more normal levels after spiking during 2014 and 2015, but growers are still coping with the damage. More

Economic development group names interim chief

Brad Wills will serve as the interim executive director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization until a new director is hired. More

Western Innovator: A different way to farm

Enthusiasm fuels the dream that has become Laura Lee Farms, a hydroponic produce operation 10 miles north of Bliss, Idaho. More

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