Boise, Idaho, Reporter
ONTARIO, Ore. — Part of the 80-year-old Malheur Siphon, which carries irrigation water to thousands of acres in Malheur County, is starting to fail.
As a result, the Owyhee Irrigation District has hired an e...
WILDER, Idaho — Idaho’s hop acreage continues to expand at a robust rate, with growers planning to add hundreds of additional acres this year.
“It’s still a pretty positive (environment)...
MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho’s first foray into social media fundraising was a success for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and its new dean.
The college raised $30,425 from 143 d...
ONTARIO, Ore. — Farmers who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir will receive more irrigation water in 2016 than they have the past two years combined.
As a result, they are planting more high-water — and m...
ONTARIO, Ore. — Idaho and Oregon farmers were given an overview of FDA’s new Food Safety Modernization Act rules April 26 during a meeting hosted by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
BOISE — The Idaho Department of Lands delivered four wildland firefighting engines and five “slip-in” units to five of the state’s six Rangeland Fire Protection Associations April 25.
BOISE — Wineries and grape growers in Northwestern Idaho and part of Eastern Washington now have their own American Viticultural Area, which is a specific grape-growing region that is federally recognized as uniqu...
HOMEDALE, Idaho — First-year sales of Eptam 20G, an herbicide that was returned to the market last year at the urging of Idaho’s dry bean industry, were slower than anticipated.
Gowan Co. stopped manu...
As El Nino was producing some powerful storms this winter, officials from a water district serving farms just outside of Sacramento got an idea.
They opened the gates of a swelling Cache Creek and let the flood wat...
ONTARIO, Ore. — Idaho State Department of Agriculture officials will provide an overview of the new Food Safety Modernization Act rules and how they will impact agriculture, during an April 26 meeting.
ONTARIO, Ore. — When the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee cut its checkoff assessment in half last year, it slashed the budget for its promotion committee, from $635,000 a year to $250,000.
ONTARIO, Ore. — Onion growers in Malheur County in Eastern Oregon have joined their Idaho counterparts in receiving special permission to apply an important herbicide through drip irrigation systems.
NAMPA, Idaho — Materne North America’s fruit processing facility in Nampa is growing rapidly and has started buying apples from Idaho orchards.
“This past harvest we worked with two local growe...
BOISE — A curious group of onlookers watched as 2,450 domestic sheep were unloaded from trucks into the rolling Boise foothills April 12.
Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission officials alerted Boise residents...
- The application process for Idaho's specialty crop grant program has been altered this year but the state will again receive $1.9 million in federal funding for the program.
- A proposed food processing facility that was denied a conditional use permit in Canyon County, Idaho, will instead locate about 40 miles away in Washington County.
- Many farmers in southwestern Idaho are having a hard time finding enough workers this year and are having to pay the employees they do have more money to keep them.
- Idaho farm groups and Humane Society of the United States are happy with a bill that toughens the state's animal cruelty statute. Whether it is enough to ward off a ballot initiative remains to be seen.
- About 300 ranchers and other local residents packed the Jordan Valley high school gymnasium April 3 to sound off on a proposal to designate 2.5 million acres of Malheur County as a national monument.
- Idaho onion growers have received special permission to use an herbicide that is effective in controlling the yellow nutsedge weed in drip irrigation systems. Oregon growers are awaiting similar permission.
- Efforts to create a dyed diesel enforcement program in Idaho stalled this legislative session. However, the issue is expected to resurface next year.
- Owyhee Irrigation District board members have decided to start the system a week earlier than initially planned.
- Water demand in the Treasure Valley area of Southwestern Idaho is expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades, a recent study shows.
- There weren't many major ag-related bills during the 2016 Idaho Legislature, which ended March 25. But there were a lot of lesser bills that will benefit farmers and ranchers, industry leaders said.
- A bill that would allow farmers to petition to be de-annexed from a city will not pass this year because the Idaho Legislature has adjourned for 2016.
- Brad Felger uses the natural predator-prey relationship between birds to help farmers avoid damage to their crops. His life-long love of falconry has also developed into a full-time job.
- Irrigators in Southwestern Idaho can look forward to a normal irrigation season, water supply managers say.
- A bill that would set basic parameters for how Idaho would manage any federal lands it acquires in the future has passed the House.
- Farmers who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir for their irrigation water are looking at a normal water supply in 2016, the first in four years.
- A bill that would require the legislature to approve any further acquisitions of land in Idaho by the federal government has been rejected by lawmakers.
- Idaho would be a top candidate if French company Materne decides to build a facility in North America to produce its new, dairy-based product.
- About 320 Idaho farmers, representatives of agribusinesses and non-farm business owners celebrated the importance of agriculture to Canyon County's economy March 16.
- Idaho State Police has handed the results of its investigation into an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Council rancher Jack Yantis to the attorney general's office.
- Idaho agriculture has lost one of its most important voices with the passing away of Armando Orellana, who managed the state's Mexico trade office for 22 years.
- The European Union's lifting of milk production quotas last April has resulted in a flood of new milk on the global market, ag economists told Idaho producers recently. But they also said the industry is in a good position ...
- A proposed bill that would codify in Idaho law a landmark ruling on who owns in-stream stock watering rights on federally administered land is still planned for the 2016 legislative session.
- A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature sets the framework for how the state would manage any federal lands it receives in the future.
- A special court master has rejected the state of Idaho's request for him to reverse his previous ruling on whether flood control releases from Boise River system reservoirs count against water storage rights.
- Farmers in Malheur County, Ore., who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir for their irrigation water could be looking at a normal water supply for the first time in four years.
- An Ag Forum in Canyon County, Idaho, will bring farmers and agribusiness owners together with other local business leaders to talk about agriculture and discuss issues relevant to the farming community.
- A bill moving through the Idaho Legislature would close a loophole in Idaho law that allows bulls to leave trader lots and return to the country for breeding purposes without being tested for trichomoniasis.