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ISU facility testing new food-safety technology

A high-tech company based in Atlanta aims to address irridiate food to improve storage life, reduce pathogens and control pests, conducting its testing at Idaho State University. More

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Barley yellow dwarf widespread in Idaho fall grain

Barley yellow dwarf virus has surfaced again in Idaho fall grains, raising concerns about yet another season of high disease pressure. More


Loan approved for IGWA to purchase trout farm

Idaho groundwater users will have to pay considerably more to the state to buy a trout farm as part of a mitigation plan than they originally... More


Sun Ridge Dairy earns Idaho milk quality award

Perfect monthly scores for milk quality earned Sun Ridge Dairy the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual milk quality award for 2015. The Nampa dairy... More


Giant Idaho potato tour could roll on well past 2016

Idaho Potato Commission board members have informally asked the public relations firm handling the Big Idaho Potato Truck to attempt to quantify its value. At the same time, they agreed the promotion is well worth the $750,000 the commission spends on it each year. More

Idaho’s wine industry receives second AVA designation

Idaho's wine industry has received its second American Viticultural Area designation. An AVA is a federally designated wine grape growing region that has distinct geographic characteristics. More

daho officials OK implementation of sage grouse plan

The Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to have the Idaho Department of Lands move forward with actions set out in the 82-page Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan. More

Idaho team places fourth in national FFA contest

The American Falls, Idaho, FFA chapter placed fourth nationally in an FFA agricultural issues competition, debating the merits of Idaho's former "ag gag" law. More

Ex-elk ranch employee charged with stealing elk semen

The owners of Early Morning Elk Ranch say the suspect used their elk bull semen to inseminate elk cows at another farm and received $3,000. More

Feds plan $1 million on forest restoration in northern Idaho

About 288 square miles of national forests burned due to nine wildfires. More

Idaho dairy producers see robotic milking systems as inevitable

The use of robotic systems on dairies was one of the hot topics discussed during United Dairymen of Idaho's annual meeting. Dairymen said they are enticed by the promise of reduced costs and increased production. More

Idaho dairy families induct Adrian Boer into their hall of fame

United Dairymen of Idaho inducted Magic Valley producer Adrian Boer into its Hall of Fame Nov. 19 during the group's annual meeting. More

Idaho couple to be honored for years of Farm Bureau service

An Inkom, Idaho, couple with a long history of involvement in Idaho Farm Bureau Federation is slated to receive the state's prestigious President's Cup award for their lifetime contributions to agriculture. More

ConAgra spins off Lamb Weston operations

ConAgra will spin off its frozen potato business under the Lamb Weston name. More

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