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Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research
Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research
Idaho State University has obtained a sizable grant through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission to research how to diagnose crop diseases in potatoes and sugar beets using drones.

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Idaho officials approve plan to protect sage grouse habitat
The state document will be considered Thursday for approval by the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session
Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session
The 2015 Idaho Legislature was a relatively quiet one for agriculture but the industry fared well on the issues that did surface, according to farm sector leaders.
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Groundwater irrigators owe 89,000 acre feet of water by May 1 to satisfy the Surface Water Coalition's call this year.
Increased dyed diesel enforcement looms in Idaho
Idaho lawmakers intend to discuss greater enforcement of the state's dyed fuel laws next year.
Idaho irrigation companies participate in emergency drill
Idaho irrigation companies participate in emergency drill
Idaho irrigation companies participated in an April 16 disaster training exercise to prepare regional emergency responders and other entities that could be affected by a potential oil spill in the Snake River.
Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honor inductees
Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honor inductees
Inductees to the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, which began in 1960, were honored April 14 in Twin Falls.
University of Idaho ag school open to partnering with BYU
John Foltz, dean of University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, met with more than 30 people in Caldwell April 16 during an informal "coffee with the dean" meeting. Foltz said UI would be open to partnering with BYU-Idaho on some...
Rise in Idaho farm deaths concerns OSHA
Rise in Idaho farm deaths concerns OSHA
Fatal accidents in agriculture have risen signficantly recently in Idaho, prompting concerns by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Idaho receives fewer applications for specialty crop funds
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture received 22 requests for specialty crop grant funds this year, 16 fewer than last year's record number.
Potato growers plead for help with PCN regulations
Potato growers plead for help with PCN regulations
Potato growers in a federal quarantine area near Shelley, Idaho, have asked lawmakers for help from what they say are overly burdensome and mostly unnecessary regulations.