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Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut

University of Idaho Extension irrigation specialist Howard Neibling sees several good options for Idaho well users who will be asked to reduce their water consumption by roughly 13 percent soon to help stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer. More

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ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops

The Idaho Cattle Association is promoting a website it created to match farmers willing to allow grazing of their cover crops, or with available... More


Early May rains help Idaho water outlook

A wet start to May has brought badly needed moisture to Southern Idaho irrigators. More


DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects

In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to... More


Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant

Great Western Malting has announced plans to more than double production at its Pocatello, Idaho, plant. More

Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion

Several hundred people attended a presentation in Boise to hear how a former anti-GMO activist changed his mind and now supports the use of genetically engineered crops. More

Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers

Members of an Idaho governor's trade mission to Mexico and Peru said they're hopeful more Idaho farm commodities will be sold in those countries as a result of the trip. More

Lewiston meeting addresses reduction in container shipments

Industry and transportation leaders will discuss Port of Portland container shipments during a meeting at 2 p.m. May 28 in Lewiston, Idaho. More

Proposal to eliminate ESPA boundary won’t return in 2016

The 2015 Idaho Legislature rejected a proposed rule that could have subjected a significant amount of additional farmland to curtailment orders during future water calls. The rule will not be re-proposed, said the Idaho Department of Water Resources director. More

Processing continues growth in Southern Idaho

Agribusiness processing in Idaho's Magic Valley continues to thrive with the addition of an animal nutrition plant in Rupert and Glanbia's expansion in Gooding. More

Idaho ranchers report dry range

Idaho's range land conditions are extremely dry in many parts of the state, especially in the vast Arco Desert in Eastern Idaho, prompting many ranchers to leave their spring allotments early. More

Judge rules grower wells can’t recover canal seepage

The Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co., located in southeast Idaho, has lost a legal challenge seeking to validate its practice of using growers' wells to recover water lost through canal seepage. More

Agreement reached to stabilize Snake aquifer

The Surface Water Coalition and groundwater users have come to an agreement that delays potential curtailment under a water call this season while implementing a long-term solution to help stabilize the aquifer. More

Beef packers apply for DEQ permit to build plant

A new beef processing plant near Kuna, Idaho, is one step closer to breaking ground, with J.R. Simplot Co. and partner Caviness Beef filing an application for an air quailty permii from Idaho DEQ. More

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