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Five inducted into Eastern Idaho Ag Hall of Fame
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Five inducted into Eastern Idaho Ag Hall of Fame
Five leaders were selected for inclusion into the Eastern Idaho Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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East Idaho canal companies challenge water district accounting practice
Five Eastern Idaho canal companies have sent a letter to Water District 1 challenging its practice of deducting downstream river losses to seepage against upstream natural flow rights.
Idaho-Oregon industry changes how it promotes its bulb onion
Idaho-Oregon industry changes how it promotes its bulb onion
The region cut its onion assessment and encouraged shippers to use the savings to do more of their own direct promotions and marketing.
Idaho quinoa buyer outgrowing processing facility
Idaho quinoa buyer outgrowing processing facility
Eastern Idaho quinoa buyer Jeremiah Clark has signed a major contract to sell his specialty grain and now anticipates needing a much larger processing facility.
East Idaho man dies in farm equipment accident
A Rexburg father has died after he became entangled in the rotor of farm equipment
Letter from second-grader prompts visit from Idaho’s ag college dean
Letter from second-grader prompts visit from Idaho’s ag college dean
A letter from a second-grader who said he wants to be a farmer and a scientist prompted the dean of University of Idaho’s ag college to visit tiny Notus Elementary School March 15 and speak about insects, farming and science.
ISDA head concerned about invasive species bill
ISDA head concerned about invasive species bill
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould supports a significant increase in state funding to keep invasive species out of Idaho waters.
Idaho Wheat Commission will re-submit ‘grower information’ rule change in 2018
Idaho Wheat Commission will re-submit ‘grower information’ rule change in 2018
The commission will wait until next year to re-submit a proposed rule change that would allow the commission to have access to the names and contact information of all wheat growers in the state.
Livestock Hall of Fame to honor new inductees
The Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame will honor its newest inductees April 11
UI Extension experts see improvement in local forage market
UI Extension experts see improvement in local forage market
University of Idaho Extension experts have estimated the cost of producing a ton of alfalfa in Idaho ranged from $135 to $146 during 2016, and the average price for alfalfa should finish 2017 at about $144 per ton.
Cyanide trap injures Eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
Cyanide trap injures Eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
The boy was taken to a hospital to be tested for cyanide poisoning but was not seriously injured and was released. The dog, a 3-year-old Lab named Casey, died.

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