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Forecast: Idaho wheat production slightly lower
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Forecast: Idaho wheat production slightly lower
Idaho wheat production may be down slightly this year but industry members say growing conditions have been excellent and they expect a quality crop in 2014.

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Lake Lowell water rapidly declining
Lake Lowell water rapidly declining
Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa.
Canadian co-op buys Davisco Foods
Canadian milk processor Agropur acquires Davisco Foods International, including Davisco's Jerome Cheese plant in Idaho.
Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant
Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant
An oilseed crushing plant scheduled to open this fall in Plymouth, Utah, should make soybeans and canola more common in regional farm rotations.
11 new fires started in Boise National Forest
The fires are each smaller than half an acre and crews are being dispatched to put them out.
East Idaho growers see potential in peas
East Idaho growers see potential in peas
Eastern Idaho growers see potential for peas beyond their use in cover crops.
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or December.
JUMP facility will house 52 antique tractors
A $70 million facility being constructed in downtown Boise will house 52 antique tractors that will help serve as a reminder of Idaho's farming roots. The building is being funded by the J.R. Simplot family.
Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
The sheep industry is relieved by congressional action to keep the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho, open. USDA had requested reprogramming of funds for the station, which would have shuttered its doors.
Growers slow to warm to frozen hops
Growers slow to warm to frozen hops
Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho ,the nation's top hop producing states, have been slow to warm to the idea of freezing instead of drying hops. A South Dakota man who is pushing the idea may shift the focus of his project away from this area...
Hail hammers Idaho’s Rexburg Bench
Hail hammers Idaho’s Rexburg Bench
Hail damage has set crops back on the Rexburg Bench of Eastern Idaho.