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Idaho contract ag labor licenses up
The Idaho Department of Labor reports a dip in the unemployment rate and increasing numbers of contract farm labor providers getting licensed.

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Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit
A tax reimbursement credit that was passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2014 with the support of farm groups has survived a court challenge by a company that claimed it harmed their business by helping a competitor.
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers are pleased by the size and quality of their spuds as harvest starts, but University of Idaho officials warn them not to stop spraying for potato psyllids until their vines are killed, based on the discovery of two fields that were hard-hit...
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
University of Idaho researchers are studying weed control and yield in conventiona tillage, strip tillage and direct seed in dry beans.
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
A roundup of the wildfires around the West.
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee
It appears that no one from the Pacific Northwest is on Donald Trump’s agricultural advisory committee and it’s unknown if anyone from the PNW is on Rural for Hillary, which is not directly affiliated with the Clinton campaign.
Southwestern Idaho farmers raise pay to keep workers
Southwestern Idaho farmers raise pay to keep workers
Agricultural producers in southwestern Idaho are having a difficult time finding workers and having to pay more to keep the laborers they do have.
Idaho quinoa growers get encouraging news in second season
Idaho quinoa growers get encouraging news in second season
Quinoa harvest has started in Eastern Idaho, and the buyer of the high-protein, gluten-free grain is pleased with yields and profitability for his growers.
Boise Farmers Market vendors have no regrets about 2013 split
Boise Farmers Market vendors have no regrets about 2013 split
Farm vendors at the Boise Farmers Market say they have no regrets over their split from Idaho's largest farmers market four seasons ago and that vendors at both markets are co-existing well.
Researcher studies soil health as climate change coping strategy
A climate researcher with the Union of Concerned Scientists sees an opportunity for farmers to fight climate change by improving their soil health and keeping grassland intact.
Idaho deputies involved in rancher shooting speak out
Sheriff's deputies tell their side of the story of how rancher Jack Yantis was shot and killed.

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