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East Idaho dryland wheat yields down

Eastern Idaho's dryland wheat farmers say their yields are below normal, but their quality is outstanding. More

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Davis: Sale positions Davisco Foods for growth

Davisco's CEO saysthe sale of the dairy processors' assets to Canadian Agropur was a business move to continue to grow operations and offer more... More


Lake Lowell water rapidly declining

Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa. More


East Idaho growers see potential in peas

Eastern Idaho growers see potential for peas beyond their use in cover crops. More


Agri Beef sues partners in biodiesel venture

An Idaho beef company is suing its partners in a biofuel joint venture. More

Forecast: Idaho wheat production slightly lower

Idaho wheat production may be down slightly this year but industry members say growing conditions have been excellent and they expect a quality crop in 2014. More

USDA approves emergency grazing in Eastern Idaho

The emergency haying is allowed through the end of August, and participants must leave at least half of each field unhayed for wildlife. The hay can’t be sold. More

Lightning strike kills four cows, calf in N. Idaho

The lightning strike on Wednesday killed the livestock owned by Hayden-area rancher John Symons. More

Canadian co-op buys Davisco Foods

Canadian milk processor Agropur acquires Davisco Foods International, including Davisco's Jerome Cheese plant in Idaho. More

Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant

An oilseed crushing plant scheduled to open this fall in Plymouth, Utah, should make soybeans and canola more common in regional farm rotations. More

11 new fires started in Boise National Forest

The fires are each smaller than half an acre and crews are being dispatched to put them out. More

Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding

Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or December. More

JUMP facility will house 52 antique tractors

A $70 million facility being constructed in downtown Boise will house 52 antique tractors that will help serve as a reminder of Idaho's farming roots. The building is being funded by the J.R. Simplot family. More

Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue

The sheep industry is relieved by congressional action to keep the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho, open. USDA had requested reprogramming of funds for the station, which would have shuttered its doors. More

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