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Arrests made in mink farm attacks

U.S. mink production and prices are both up, and suspects have been charged in connection with 2013 attacks on mink farms, including one Idaho facility. More

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Program aims to retain flood irrigation

A grant aims to help producers in important wildlife areas in Idaho improve their flood-irrigaiton systems to benefit habitat. More

 

Committee mulling PCN program alternatives

An Idaho State Department of Agriculture pale cyst nematode advisory committee is mulling eight options to change its current program to erradicate... More

 

Scavenger hunt teaches kids the source of their food

At the Canyon County fair in Idaho, children learn about agriculture by collecting the ingredients for their breakfast. More

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First sockeye salmon of year returns to Redfish Lake Creek

To help the fish, biologists have trapped and trucked 37 sockeye this month from Lower Granite Dam in Washington to the Eagle Hatchery. More

Idaho wilderness bill passes U.S. House

The bill would create three new wilderness areas: the 138-square-mile Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, the 142-square-mile White Clouds Wilderness and the 183-square-mile Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness. More

Former Idaho House Speaker Boyd dies at 86

Tom Boyd farmed wheat and peas in the Genesee area and served on local boards before running for state office. More

Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands

A sandstone rock in Fairfield, Idaho, that has the logos of 105 cattle brands is catching the attention of the state's ranching industry. More

Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food

Scientists and the public are far apart in their beliefs when it comes to assessing the safety of genetically modified crops. More

Late blight continues to spread in S. Idaho

Late blight has been discovered in three potato fields in Idaho's Minidoka County and may be widespread in that area, according to crop expert Jeff Miller. More

Idaho irrigation companies approves for Water Board loans

Two southeast Idaho canal companies have received low-interest loans through the Idaho Department of Water Resources to complete major improvements to their systems. More

Soda Springs rancher appointed to Idaho Senate

Soda Springs rancher and farmer Mark Harris has been appointed to the Idaho Senate by Gov. Butch Otter. More

Tour highlights conservation on ag lands

The Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission led a July 21 tour of southeast Idaho water-quality projects, most of which helped agricultural producers better their operations whille protecting watersheds. More

Researcher weighs dryland cereal cropping systems

In the seventh year of a direct seeding trial on an Eastern Idaho dry-land farm, a University of Idaho researcher sees evidence supporting the use of alternative crops and cover crops. More

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