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Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma
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Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma
Nine Eastern Idaho canal companies have formed a group to conduct managed aquifer recharge to benefit their local groundwater districts.

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Idaho’s anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters
The groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals detailing their opposition to the law.
In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
Most of the 100 million pounds of onions ruined in Idaho and Eastern Oregon this winter have been properly disposed of. Both states extended their normal deadline for cull onion disposal from March 15 to April 15 because of the logistical magnitude of...
Western Innovator: Building a better canal system
Western Innovator: Building a better canal system
A hydrologist is developing a predictive model for the Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co.’s system to improve its efficiency.
Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
The Idaho Potato Commission has won an award recognizing the August 2016 float of its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck through New York City’s Hudson River.
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is still early in the enforcement process of wastewater issues related to winter weather and flooding.
IGWA districts exceed 2016 settlement reductions
IGWA districts exceed 2016 settlement reductions
Idaho groundwater districts participating in water call settlement with the Surface Water Coalition have exceeded their goal of conserving 240,000 acre-feet of water in 2016.
Research: Farmers benefit as a group from drought
Research: Farmers benefit as a group from drought
Research by a University of Idaho ag economist shows that droughts are good for farmers as a group because they cause production to decrease and prices to increase.
Federal efforts to eradicate Idaho potato pest succeeding
Federal efforts to eradicate Idaho potato pest succeeding
USDA says that 20 of the 27 infected fields have no detectable viable potato cyst nematodes.
Map will project farm ground loss in Treasure Valley
Map will project farm ground loss in Treasure Valley
A Boise State professor is developing a map that will project how much farm ground in southwestern Idaho will be lost in the future. The map will also show how specific crops will be impacted by the loss of farm ground.
Flooding leads to dairy wastewater violations
Unprecedented snowmelt from neighboring fields flooded the Shoshone dairy, overwhelming its wastewater containment capacity.

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