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Idaho aquifer agreement finalized
Idaho aquifer agreement finalized
Irrigators with Idaho's Surface Water Coalition and groundwater users with Idaho Groundwater Appropriators, Inc., have finalized an agreement that aims to reverse declining aquifer levels and avert future water calls.

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Current heat wave affecting NW crops
Extended periods of heat can reduce the yields of significant crops, including wheat, barley and canola.
Idaho sustainability program improving yields, efficiency
Idaho sustainability program improving yields, efficiency
A Thresher Artisan Wheat sustainability program has helped growers reduce use of inputs and increase yields, according to new data.
Grant aimed at helping Idaho’s table grape industry
Grant aimed at helping Idaho’s table grape industry
University of Idaho researchers have been awarded a $163,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to try to improve the performance of table grapes in Idaho.
Idaho targets water-quality challenges
Idaho targets water-quality challenges
Idaho stakeholders have tools to meet water-quality standards in a cost-effective manner, but many challenges exist regarding designated uses of water bodies and water-quality trading.
Spud industry in good shape for FDA trans fat phase-out, expert says
Spud industry in good shape for FDA trans fat phase-out, expert says
The potato industry should be in good shape to comply with an FDA mandate that food products be rid of unhealthy trans fats within three years, according to an industry nutrition expert.
Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches
Chobani was selected as the exclusive provider after it successfully led a Greek yogurt pilot program over the past year.
Community leaders, public tour Meridian dairy
Community leaders and the public were taken on a tour of a third-generation dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho, on June 23. It was the latest effort by Idaho's dairy industry to give the public a closer look at how dairy operations are run.
Barley commission sets conservative budget for fiscal 2016
The Idaho Barley Commission has set a conservative budget for fiscal year 2016 to try to rebuild its reserve fund following a severe drop in revenue in fiscal 2015 due to torrential rains last August that reduced the size of the crop.
‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings of farms.
University of Idaho identifies more candidates in ag college dean search
University of Idaho officials have expanded their search for a new dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to include additional candidates. The university had originally intended to have a new dean in place by July 1.