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Idaho ag export value up 12 percent in 2017

After decreasing in 2015 and 2016, the total value of Idaho agricultural exports increased 12 percent through the first nine months of this year. More

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University, Idaho Wheat Commission agree on new royalty plan

The university and IWC had been negotiating the issue since last November and commission board members took a firm stand in June. More


Candidates for Idaho governor address potato growers

Two Republican candidates for Idaho governor spoke to potato growers during the Nov. 14 Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, hosted by the Idaho Potato... More


Idaho Potato Commission takes steps to address quality concerns

IPC plans to conduct quality-improvement workshops for growers and shippers, is developing a handbook outlining best practices for handling potatoes... More


BYU-Idaho undergrads become ag researchers

Brigham Young University-Idaho’s agricultural program is giving undergraduates a chance to experience advanced research for major clients. More

Speaker: Dairymen need to be able to adapt to rapid changes

Rapid technological innovation will cause major changes in the food industry and dairy producers need to be ready and able to adapt to stay competitive, a keynote speaker told Idaho dairymen recently. More

Idaho producers seeking H-2A workers could rise significantly

Idaho ranks third in the country in total H-2A applications filed and the number of Idaho ag producers seeking temporary foreign workers could increase significantly in coming years. More

Police: Twin Falls man crushed to death by farm equipment

The Twin Falls County coroner has identified the man who was crush to death by farm equipment More

Idaho tops 100,000 acre-feet in fall recharge

Idaho water officials say the state has already conducted 100,000 acre-feet of fall recharge, and plenty of water still remains to be injected into the aquifer under the state program. More

Farm could be first in Idaho to grow large-scale blueberries

A southwestern Idaho hop farm is trying to become the first producer in Idaho to grow blueberries successfully on a large scale. The farm has grown them for two years now and is trying to overcome low yields and high soil pH issues. More

BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public meetings in Utah this week to gather input on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plans to reassess sage grouse management policies adopted under the Obama administration More

Schilder newest member of Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame

John Schilder, an Idaho dairyman who passed away in January 2015, has been inducted into the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame. His wife and their children and families were on hand to receive an award honoring him Nov. 9 during Dairy West’s annual meeting, which is attended by hundreds of dairymen... More

Chobani expands Twin Falls facility

Chobani has already begun construction of a 70,000-square-foot innovation and community center in Twin Falls. It is set for completion next summer. More

Chobani grows in ‘Silicon Valley of food’ despite turmoil

The Greek yogurt company’s time in Idaho has taken a darker turn as anti-immigrant advocates have seized on the company’s open stance on refugees. More

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