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Idaho farm personal income drops 18 percent in first quarter
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Idaho farm personal income drops 18 percent in first quarter
Total personal income in Idaho's farming sector declined 18 percent during the first three months of 2015, an 18 percent drop compared with the final three months of 2014.

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Public learns about ag research at Twilight Tour
Public learns about ag research at Twilight Tour
The University of Idaho's Aberdeen Research and Extension Center hosted its annual Twilight Tour to introduce the public to the research conducted at the facility.
First sockeye salmon of year returns to Redfish Lake Creek
To help the fish, biologists have trapped and trucked 37 sockeye this month from Lower Granite Dam in Washington to the Eagle Hatchery.
Idaho wilderness bill passes U.S. House
The bill would create three new wilderness areas: the 138-square-mile Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, the 142-square-mile White Clouds Wilderness and the 183-square-mile Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness.
Former Idaho House Speaker Boyd dies at 86
Tom Boyd farmed wheat and peas in the Genesee area and served on local boards before running for state office.
Program aims to retain flood irrigation
Program aims to retain flood irrigation
A grant aims to help producers in important wildlife areas in Idaho improve their flood-irrigaiton systems to benefit habitat.
Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands
Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands
A sandstone rock in Fairfield, Idaho, that has the logos of 105 cattle brands is catching the attention of the state's ranching industry.
Arrests made in mink farm attacks
Arrests made in mink farm attacks
U.S. mink production and prices are both up, and suspects have been charged in connection with 2013 attacks on mink farms, including one Idaho facility.
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public are far apart in their beliefs when it comes to assessing the safety of genetically modified crops.
Committee mulling PCN program alternatives
Committee mulling PCN program alternatives
An Idaho State Department of Agriculture pale cyst nematode advisory committee is mulling eight options to change its current program to erradicate the regulated pest.
Late blight continues to spread in S. Idaho
Late blight continues to spread in S. Idaho
Late blight has been discovered in three potato fields in Idaho's Minidoka County and may be widespread in that area, according to crop expert Jeff Miller.