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Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation

Groundwater irrigators owe 89,000 acre feet of water by May 1 to satisfy the Surface Water Coalition's call this year. More

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Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research

Idaho State University has obtained a sizable grant through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission to research how to diagnose crop diseases in... More


Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho

The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards... More


Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session

The 2015 Idaho Legislature was a relatively quiet one for agriculture but the industry fared well on the issues that did surface, according to farm... More


Ranchers help themselves with photo monitoring

An MOU between BLM and the Idaho Agriculture Department will allow ranchers to do their own rangeland photo monitoring for data used in grazing permit renewal decisions. More

Idaho lawmakers approve rule lifting elk import restriction

Idaho lawmakers have approved a rule that will lift certain import restrictions on domestic elk. The rule was supported by commercial elk breeders but opposed by sportmen's groups. More

Idaho officials approve plan to protect sage grouse habitat

The state document will be considered Thursday for approval by the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. More

Increased dyed diesel enforcement looms in Idaho

Idaho lawmakers intend to discuss greater enforcement of the state's dyed fuel laws next year. More

Idaho irrigation companies participate in emergency drill

Idaho irrigation companies participated in an April 16 disaster training exercise to prepare regional emergency responders and other entities that could be affected by a potential oil spill in the Snake River. More

Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honor inductees

Inductees to the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, which began in 1960, were honored April 14 in Twin Falls. More

University of Idaho ag school open to partnering with BYU

John Foltz, dean of University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, met with more than 30 people in Caldwell April 16 during an informal "coffee with the dean" meeting. Foltz said UI would be open to partnering with BYU-Idaho on some ag-related research projects. More

Rise in Idaho farm deaths concerns OSHA

Fatal accidents in agriculture have risen signficantly recently in Idaho, prompting concerns by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More

Idaho receives fewer applications for specialty crop funds

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture received 22 requests for specialty crop grant funds this year, 16 fewer than last year's record number. More

Potato growers plead for help with PCN regulations

Potato growers in a federal quarantine area near Shelley, Idaho, have asked lawmakers for help from what they say are overly burdensome and mostly unnecessary regulations. More

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