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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give jurisdiction over the bears to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Glanbia Nutritionals has helped Eastern Idaho dairymen earn a premium through a unique niche that produces pasture-based milk for cheese.
SW Idaho farmers struggle with tight labor market
SW Idaho farmers struggle with tight labor market
Farming operations in the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho are having a hard time finding workers and many are having to increase hours and pay to get by.
Idaho Barley Commission members to discuss checkoff fee
Idaho Barley Commission members to discuss checkoff fee
Idaho Barley Commission board members will have in-depth discussions this fall and winter on whether to leave the state’s barley checkoff at 3 cents per hundredweight or return it to 2 cents.
Cattle thief gets suspended sentence, ordered to pay restitution
Cattle thief gets suspended sentence, ordered to pay restitution
The Idaho judge in a case of cattle theft wasn’t buying any of the defendant’s claims of justification for stealing cattle in sentencing him to 12 years probation contingent upon full restitution.
New Treasure Valley water group taking on raft of issues
New Treasure Valley water group taking on raft of issues
The Treasure Valley Water Users Association is involved in many effort5s, including one to obtain state funding to help farmers and ranchers in the area implement best management practices to improve water quality.
Rain damages much of East Idaho’s first alfalfa cutting
Eastern Idaho hay farmers have reported significant damage to hay due to rain.
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
A University of Idaho researcher’s love of native plants and recognition that water is a limited resource in the West has led to the domestication of native ornamental species for residential landscapes.
Idaho Barley Commission budget focuses on research
Idaho Barley Commission budget focuses on research
The Idaho Barley Commission’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $742,000 includes $393,000 for research, $114,000 for grower services and $79,000 for market development.
Montana hard cider company takes the top prize at competition
Montana hard cider company takes the top prize at competition
The fifth annual Portland International Cider Cup featured entries from more than 40 cideries from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.
US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt
Predator-killing cyanide traps have come under scrutiny after one of the devices in March injured a 14-year-old Idaho boy and killed his dog.

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