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UI Extension prioritizes forage in East Idaho
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UI Extension prioritizes forage in East Idaho
University of Idaho is asking Eastern Idaho Extension educators to increase their focus on forage production.

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Inside Boise’s battle with the Japanese beetle
The state set traps and found more than 3,000 beetles in one summer.
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.
USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato
USDA has deregulated a Russet Burbank potato from J.R. Simplot's second-generation Innate line, which utilizes biotechnology.
Weather helps E. Idaho avoid wildfire outbreak
During a busy fire season throughout Idaho and the Northwest, Eastern Idaho has been nearly fire free, enabling its wildfire personnel to assist in other areas.
Grant aims to improve Madison County soil
Grant aims to improve Madison County soil
The Madison Soil & Water Conservation District is in the first year of a grant to quantify the economics of how various soil-health practices affect fields on five Eastern Idaho farms.
Zebra chip found in Idaho commercial field
Idaho has confirmed its first tuber from a commercial field infected with zebra chip disease in three years, crop researchers say.
New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases
Treasure Valley water users will conduct a full-court press in their fight against the state's decision to count flood control releases in the Boise River system against reservoir storage rights.
Amalgamated works to increase sugar in each beet
Amalgamated works to increase sugar in each beet
Amalgamated Sugargrowers in Eastern Idaho are experimenting witih high-sugar varieties from out of the area that don't have resistance to curly top virus, a major problem within the state.
Residents told to be ready to flee wildfire near Riggins, Idaho
The fire has grown to 29 square miles — a 5-square-mile increase from Tuesday.
Eastern Idaho reports strong quinoa yields
Eastern Idaho reports strong quinoa yields
A businessman experimenting with quinoa in 14 Eastern Idaho fields says yields and quality have exceeded expectations this season.