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Hydrologist predicts neutral Southern Idaho winter outlook

A National Weather Service climatologist says conditions are in line for Eastern Idaho to get a start on its mountain snow pack, but the winter outlook is for a weak El Nino pattern, which could bring slightly warmer and drier than normal weather to the state in the coming months. More

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County attorney changes mind on forcing public access

The Bannock County Commission has once again tabled a vote to forcibly validate a public access to national forest land across private property,... More


Researcher explores new test for spud disease

A University of Idaho researcher is experimenting with a new test for detecting potato pathogens. More


Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame

Long-time dairy operator Alan Andersen was inducted into the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame Nov. 13 during the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual meeting. A... More


Potandon sponsors food bank benefit

Potandon Produce has once agaiin sponsored a Thanksgiving day race to help line the shelves of the Idaho Food Bank in Idaho Falls. More

Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed

The Idaho Cattle Association has taken a stance in favor of genetically modified crops. More

Record low temps concern Idaho fruit growers

Four straight days of record low temperatures in Southwestern Idaho likely caused some damage to grape and other fruit crops, growers say, but the full extent won't be known until spring. More

Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho

California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population decreased. More

Idaho ag exports on record pace despite third-quarter slowdown

The value of Idaho agricultural exports slowed during the third quarter of 2014 but they're still on pace to set an annual record for the fourth straight year. A decline in dairy exports was a major factor in the third-quarter slowdown. More

Idaho ag outlook seminars planned

University of Idaho, the Idaho Barley Commission and Northwest Farm Credit have scheduled an agricultural outlook symposium for a second year. More

Lawsuit targets BLM predator derby permit

Environmentalists filed a lawsuit immediately after the Bureau of Land Management's Idaho Falls field office approved a five-year permit allowing a predator-killing derby centered in the Salmon area. More

Idaho dairy receives milk quality award

An Idaho dairy farmer who scored perfect scores on various milk quality tests was awarded the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual milk quality award. The University of Idaho extension specialist who oversees that program received the UDI's friend of the industry award. More

Another delay in getting Idaho’s state Christmas tree

Idaho Department of Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Pike says Monday’s planned tree cutting has been postponed due to unsafe harvest conditions. A new date and time wasn’t provided. More

Economist: Dairy prices headed for 25-35 percent correction in 2015

A dairy economist told Idaho milk producers to brace for lower prices next year and she said that prices for class III milk, which is used to produce cheese, could fall to about $15.50 per hundredweight in May before starting to rebound. More

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