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Idaho dry bean industry debating nightshade field standard
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Idaho dry bean industry debating nightshade field standard
Idaho's dry bean industry is mulling whether to adopt a field standard for the troublesome nightshade weed. Other states have recently adopted one and proponents of the idea say it's needed to ensure the state's bean seed industry remains competitive.

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Recharging Idaho’s economic future
Recharging Idaho’s economic future
As Idaho's aquifer recharge coordinator, Wesley Hipke has the lofty task of helping the state be proactive to ensure an adequate groundwater supply into the future.
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Wyatt Prescott, who has led the Idaho Cattle Association for the past six years, is leaving that position but still plans to be involved in policy development work for the state's cattle and farming industries
Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho
Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho
Before joining UDI, Eric Bastian served as vice president of research and development for Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Foods.
Irrigators step up cloud seeding support
Irrigators step up cloud seeding support
The Idaho Water Resource Board and Idaho surface and groundwater users have stepped up their efforts to support Idaho Power Co.'s statewide cloud seeding program.
NRCS plans SNOTEL sites to study mid-elevation snowpack
NRCS plans SNOTEL sites to study mid-elevation snowpack
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to build new automated snow survey sites to better understand mid-elevation snowpack, which seems to be disappearing early in recent years.
Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states
Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to see which rehabilitation efforts work best.
Effort to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program advance
Idaho environmental regulators are working with farmers and public health advocates to amend the state's crop residue burning program to avoid a drastic reduction in the number of allowable burn days.
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Competition was stiff for Conservation Reserve Program contracts in Idaho during the recent general sign-up, leaving many growers to enroll in more rigorous continuous-enrollment programs land conservation programs.
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
About 20 elected officials attended Southwester Idaho's first-ever Water College, where they learned about water rights and the importance of the Boise River reservoir system that delivers water to the Treasure Valey area.
Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model
Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model

BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board has budgeted $500,000 toward the first year of a five-year effort to study Treasure Valley aquifers and develop an improved model to predict their function.

The project was included in $14.4 million...

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