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Different kind of farmer combines learning with good times

Jeff Smith has designed his 200-acre farm around teaching people about agriculture, history. More

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New president joins Idaho Grower Shippers Association

Shawn Boyle, a licensed attorney who was raised in Shelley, Idaho, has become the new president of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association. More


Five Idahoans receive awards for excellence in agriculture

Governor’s awards for excellence in agriculture were given to five people during the annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit. More


Idaho sanctuary cities bill opposed by farm groups rewritten

A bill that some Idaho farm groups believe could have had a negative impact on the industry’s immigrant labor force has been rewritten. More


Environmental groups reach deal on Idaho wolf derby lawsuit

The agreement follows several years of court skirmishes between environmental groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management involving Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Hunting Contest. More

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management last month issued a formal decision approving a plan by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power to build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land in Idaho. More

Bill to eliminate dyed fuel in Idaho is dead

A separate bill that would create a dyed fuel enforcement program is progressing. More

Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

Tests on two Canada geese, six mallards and a red-tailed hawk identified avian cholera as the cause of the deaths. More

Idaho officials looking to buy U.S. Forest Service land

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Forest Service on possibly buying federal public lands.State Forester David Groeschl of the Idaho Department of Lands told Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday... More

200 Bushel Club studies companion crops

An organization devoted to boosting Eastern Idaho wheat yields has publicized results of trials analyzing fertilizer placement and the use of so-called companion crops to boost yields. More

Panel explores building local food economy

Growing the local food economy is challenged by Idaho’s climate, the need for year-round production and a lack of processing capacity. More

Idaho irrigators back bills fighting Oregon fish plan

The Idaho Water Users Association has drafted four bills positioning Idaho to fight an effort by the State of Oregon to force the reintroduction of endangered fish in the Snake River upstream of the Hells Canyon Complex of dams. More

Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding

Idaho irrigation and emergency managers are busy trying to protect property from overflowing streams and canals. More

Idaho governor seeks to intervene in federal logging lawsuit

Gov. Butch Otter says that he’s seeking to make sure the state’s interests receive adequate representation. More

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