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Idaho apple growers report bumper crop

With Idaho's apple harvest winding down, orchardists are reporting a bumper crop this year. More

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Idaho damaged barley still free of toxins

An Idaho cereals pathologist wants to research why Idaho barley was free of the toxin associated with Fusarium headblight this season despite samples... More


Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget

The Idaho Barley Commission will cut deep into reserves this season due to widespread quality problems with the malt crop. More


Yellow spud varieties make debut

An Eastern Idaho company that deals in a wide variety of potato types says yellow spuds are trendy and unveiled two new yellow varieties during a... More


Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered

The horse that’s been on the store’s roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night. More

Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly

A white paper analyzing the economic impacts of imposing duties on Mexican sugar in response to a trade case filed by American sugar producers finds U.S. consumers and sweetened product manufacturers could pay $2.4 billion more for sugar in the coming marketing year. More

Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility

Americold opens a refrigerated warehouse in Heyburn, Idaho, anticipating exponential growth in the area's agriculture and dairy industries. More

Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water

Irrigators with southcentral Idaho's A & B Irrigation District plan to build a new pipeline in order to provide supplemental surface water to irrigate about 1,500 acres of farm land where wells are declining. More

Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica

Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation. More

Wild horse adoption planned in Boise

the horses from the Hard Trigger Wild Horse Herd Management Area will be available at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals off Pleasant Valley Road in south Boise. More

Cattle killed in E. Idaho tractor-trailer crash

The truck failed to make it around a corner and tipped over, according to authorities. More

Idaho second in West for net farm income

Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in gross farm gate receipts by $1.8 billion. More

Simpson asks Obama to wait on national monument

Simpson’s Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act, or CIEDRA, would create three wilderness areas totaling 332,775 acres while also releasing 130,000 acres from a wilderness study area to a multiple-use designation. But that plan for years has failed to get through Congress. More

Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan

Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably. More

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