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Cold nips Eastern Idaho crops

Crops in Eastern Idaho sustained minimal damage despite record low temperatures early Sept. 12. More

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Grant funds test plot for Idaho hops

Idaho hop growers hope a $68,250 specialty crop grant that will be used to create a central test plot for new varieties will help them avoid planting... More


Bean industry applauds return of Eptam 20G

Gowan Co. will resume production of Eptam 20G for bean growers in the Pacific Northwest. Many bean growers say the herbicide, which was discontinued... More


Companies testing pistachio, almond, barley fish feeds

A new fish food puts off-grade almonds and pistachios to good use. More


Researchers continue work on coldwater disease vaccine for trout

University of Idaho researchers are one step closer to developing a vaccine for coldwater disease in trout and have completed four studies and a field trial on an enhanced vaccine. More

Groups eye lawsuit against predator control agency

Western Watersheds Project and three other groups informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services of their intention to sue to the agency. More

Feed barley glut affects hay prices

Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down. More

Idaho Dairy Council awards $71,000-plus to schools

Idaho dairymen have awarded more than $70,000 to 30 Idaho schools through the Idaho Dairy Council to support the Fuel Up To Play 60 program, which encourages healthful eating and physical activity. More

East Idaho grain harvest extends into spud season

Grain harvest has extended into early potato harvest season for many Eastern Idaho growers due to delays caused by excessive August moisture. More

Algae prompt health advisories in Idaho reservoir, lake

Health advisories have been issued for a southern Idaho reservoir and a northern Idaho Lake due to blooms of blue-green algae, which release a toxin that can be deadly to humans and animals if ingested. More

Idaho Potato Commission targets Hispanic consumers

The Idaho Potato Comission is encouraged by survey results showing strong national recognition for its brand and loyalty by female Hispanic consumers. More

PAA honors four spud leaders

The Potato Association of America has honored four new honorary life members. More

Mexico trade rep to meet with Idaho companies

Mexico is one of Idaho's fastest growing markets for agricultural products and the state's trade representative to that country will be available to meet with Idaho businesses that are interested in trying to sell their products there. More

Sides disagree on meaning of ‘ag gag’ lawsuit ruling

Supporters of Idaho's Agricultural Security Act say a judge's ruling not to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the law wasn't a decision on the merits of the case, while opponents hailed it as a win for the plaintiffs. More

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