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Conference set on small biz financing program
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is hosting Internet conferences for companies interested in obtainaing assistance through the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association's Branded program for international market development.

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‘Proper’ sentence sought for crop duster shooter
A Filer man convicted of shooting at a crop duster last year will be sentenced May 5 and Idaho farm groups are asking the judge to dole out a "proper" sentence. They want to send a message that it is not a minor thing to shoot at aerial applicators.
IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
The Idaho Department of Water Resources has been directed by the state to buy a trout farm owned by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to protect the water rights. The parks department has been looking to sell the facility to raise revenue.
Thrips found on volunteer onions
Thrips have been found on volunteer onions in fields in Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. Researchers are advising growers to control the volunteer onions before this year's onion crop begins to emerge.
Idaho hop acres increase again
Idaho hop acres increase again
Idaho hop growers are expected to produce about 400 additional acres in 2014, the result of increased demand for aroma varieties from the craft brewing industry.
Jerome High School expands ag offerings
Jerome High School expands ag offerings
Jerome High School is expanding its ag education program to meet a growing need. This fall, the program will add eight new course, including upper-level animal science and food science, an additional instructor and an additional 12 classes.
Rancher, conservationist Bud Purdy dies at 96
Rancher, conservationist Bud Purdy dies at 96
Rancher and conservationist Bud Purdy, 96, died at his ranch on Silver Creek west of Picabo, Idaho, on Monday. Purdy was highly regarded as an early adopter and promoter of rangeland stewardship and rest rotation grazing.
Frulact to begin construction in Idaho
Rupert, Idaho, and Frulact have finalized an agreement announced last October. The fruit-preparation company will begin construction on a 200,000-square-foot plant in May.
Northern Idaho poachers taking heavy toll on game
Officials say that last year in Northern Idaho they confirmed poaching of 30 elk, four moose, 13 mule deer and 57 whitetail deer.
Idaho potato truck starts third tour
Idaho potato truck starts third tour
The Idaho Potato Commission's Great Big Idaho Potato Truck has left on another national tour.
Idaho pulse acres expected to increase
Pulse acres in Idaho are expected to increase modestly this year. Chickpea and dry pea acres should increase slightly, while lentil acres could be down.