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More than 100 attend onion variety trial

More than 100 onion growers, seed dealers and other industry representatives attended Oregon State University's onion variety trial field day Aug. 26. The event provides participants a chance to judge 50 different onion varieties grown side by side under the same conditions. More

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‘Challenging’ wheat harvest seen for Southern Idaho

Wheat has sustained heavy damage throughout Idaho due to continuous rain storms in August. More


Idaho dairy exports gain ground

Idaho's dairy exports are on a fast track in the first half of 2014, outpacing the same period a year earlier by 52 percent. More


Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth

The growth of Idaho's dairy industry is running up against challenges, incuding water availability and access to immigrant labor. More


Utah State team wins new dairy product contest

Food science students at Utah State University have developed a a sourdough starter product using acid whey from Greek yogurt production. The product earned them top honors and $10,000 in Idaho Milk Processors' annual new product contest. More

County fights lonely battle against pest

Twin Falls County is the only county in Idaho taking measures to control black flies, tiny bugs that bite, measure a sixteenth of an inch and have a range of 20 or 30 miles. More

Late blight continues spread in Eastern Idaho

More cases of late blight have been reported in Southern Idaho. More

Idaho’s bean harvest off to good start

With harvest under way, Idaho farmers say this year's bean crop looks good but there are concerns about possible mold issues in the Magic Valley area because of heavy August rains. More

Dairy group clarifies stand on media access

Late Tuesday, the United Dairymen of Idaho's CEO Karianne Fallow issued a prepared statement saying the group wasn’t trying to stop media access. More

Amalgamated expects strong beet crop

Amalgamated Sugar Co. predicts strong yields and high sugar content from this season's sugar beet crop. More

Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours

The letter says that for the protection of the Idaho dairy industry, people seeking tours or interviews should be turned down or referred to United Dairymen officials or another industry group. More

High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts

The adjudication completion doesn’t eliminate future disputes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said. Instead, it provides a guideline for what people might fight over in the future. Since 1987, water law attorneys have processed more than 158,000 water rights claims in Idaho. More

Idaho counties seek moisture emergencies

Counties are requesting emergency declarations as damage due to excessive moisture amounts in grain. More

First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices. More

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