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UI to test new water filtration system on dairies

A University of Idaho professor who developed technology that removes pollutants from water and saves the nutrients for fertilizer will soon start testing on dairy lagoons. More

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UI Extension prioritizes forage in East Idaho

University of Idaho is asking Eastern Idaho Extension educators to increase their focus on forage production. More


Grant aims to improve Madison County soil

The Madison Soil & Water Conservation District is in the first year of a grant to quantify the economics of how various soil-health practices affect... More


Amalgamated works to increase sugar in each beet

Amalgamated Sugargrowers in Eastern Idaho are experimenting witih high-sugar varieties from out of the area that don't have resistance to curly top... More


Wildfires expand in northern and west-central Idaho

Eighteen large wildfires are burning in Idaho. More

Farmers, public gather at UI’s Fruit Field Day

Researchers say they have developed all new types of fruit now grown in Idaho, including varieties of peaches, nectarines, apples, plums and grapes. More

Inside Boise’s battle with the Japanese beetle

The state set traps and found more than 3,000 beetles in one summer. More

EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say

The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties. More

USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato

USDA has deregulated a Russet Burbank potato from J.R. Simplot's second-generation Innate line, which utilizes biotechnology. More

Weather helps E. Idaho avoid wildfire outbreak

During a busy fire season throughout Idaho and the Northwest, Eastern Idaho has been nearly fire free, enabling its wildfire personnel to assist in other areas. More

Zebra chip found in Idaho commercial field

Idaho has confirmed its first tuber from a commercial field infected with zebra chip disease in three years, crop researchers say. More

New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases

Treasure Valley water users will conduct a full-court press in their fight against the state's decision to count flood control releases in the Boise River system against reservoir storage rights. More

Residents told to be ready to flee wildfire near Riggins, Idaho

The fire has grown to 29 square miles — a 5-square-mile increase from Tuesday. More

Eastern Idaho reports strong quinoa yields

A businessman experimenting with quinoa in 14 Eastern Idaho fields says yields and quality have exceeded expectations this season. More

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