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OSU Extension adds pest management plans to catalog

Integrated Pest Management Plans are being done by OSU Extension Service for a range of crops, from onions to hazelnuts. More

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Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental locks reopening delayed

Locks at Ice Harbor and Lower Monumental dams, currently closed for annual maintenance, have delayed their return-to-service dates to March 25. More


Legislature passes amended Idaho Seed Indemnity Fund bill

A bill that will amend Idaho’s Seed Indemnity Fund law has passed the House and Senate with a combined vote of 98-0. But it was changed to... More


Idaho Bean Commission may drop idea of banning soybean production

Instead of trying to ban soybean production in parts of Idaho, the Idaho Bean Commission may instead pursue bringing that crop under the... More


Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets More

State Wheat Commission announces $2 million gift to University of Idaho

A University of Idaho program that teaches students about managing agricultural risk through the use of commodities trading and other tools will be significantly expanded thanks to a $2 million endowment provided by the Idaho Wheat Commission. More

10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers

In six of the last seven years, Fish and Game has sought to kill wolves to boost elk populations. More

ISDA delay in grant funding puts commission in financial bind

A long delay in the time it is taking the Idaho Bean Commission to receive $197,000 in grant funding for two research projects has the commission on the verge of not being able to pay some bills. More

Bison protesters banned from Yellowstone for 5 years

Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years More

UI ag research yields healthy return on investment, study finds

The need for funding to address the aging infrastructure of the University of Idaho’s agricultural research centers led to an analysis of the economic impact of research spending. More

Idaho ag college dean outlines $25M research & extension plan

The University of Idaho’s agriculture college dean hopes to invest about $25 million in UI’s nine agriculture research and extension centers, starting with a $6 million investment in its Parma station. More

Idaho House ag committee again OKs tougher trespass bill

After hearing from dozens of people over the span of two hearings lasting a combined eight hours, Idaho House ag committee members have approved a bill that would strengthen and consolidate the state’s trespassing laws. More

Yellowstone fee proposal passes Wyoming Senate

The Wyoming state Senate has passed a proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park More

Idaho potatoes set production value record in 2017

Idaho’s 2017 potato crop was valued at $1.19 billion, which is 23 percent higher than the state’s 2016 crop, 30 percent higher than 2015 and a record for the state’s most iconic crop. More

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