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Rains might add extra days to Owyhee Project water season
A recent string of rainstorms has improved the water supply situation in Eastern Oregon, but farmers who get their water from the Owyhee Project still face a tough water year.

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Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
A wet start to May has brought badly needed moisture to Southern Idaho irrigators.
Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers
Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers
Members of an Idaho governor's trade mission to Mexico and Peru said they're hopeful more Idaho farm commodities will be sold in those countries as a result of the trip.
Lewiston meeting addresses reduction in container shipments
Industry and transportation leaders will discuss Port of Portland container shipments during a meeting at 2 p.m. May 28 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Proposal to eliminate ESPA boundary won’t return in 2016
The 2015 Idaho Legislature rejected a proposed rule that could have subjected a significant amount of additional farmland to curtailment orders during future water calls. The rule will not be re-proposed, said the Idaho Department of Water Resources...
Processing continues growth in Southern Idaho
Agribusiness processing in Idaho's Magic Valley continues to thrive with the addition of an animal nutrition plant in Rupert and Glanbia's expansion in Gooding.
DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to improve their operations and water quality.
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
Expert offers Idaho well irrigators tips to meet water cut
University of Idaho Extension irrigation specialist Howard Neibling sees several good options for Idaho well users who will be asked to reduce their water consumption by roughly 13 percent soon to help stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.
Idaho ranchers report dry range
Idaho ranchers report dry range
Idaho's range land conditions are extremely dry in many parts of the state, especially in the vast Arco Desert in Eastern Idaho, prompting many ranchers to leave their spring allotments early.
Judge rules grower wells can’t recover canal seepage
Judge rules grower wells can’t recover canal seepage
The Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co., located in southeast Idaho, has lost a legal challenge seeking to validate its practice of using growers' wells to recover water lost through canal seepage.
Agreement reached to stabilize Snake aquifer
The Surface Water Coalition and groundwater users have come to an agreement that delays potential curtailment under a water call this season while implementing a long-term solution to help stabilize the aquifer.