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Forecast: Seeds, nuts top ‘superfoods’ for 2015
Forecast: Seeds, nuts top ‘superfoods’ for 2015
Seeds and nuts will top the list of "what's in" when it comes to healthy eating in 2015. Kale, coconut products, Greek yogurt and avocados will also prevail. Consumers are also welcoming fat back into their diets, according to a survey of registered...

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Researchers look at cider apples, mulches
Researchers look at cider apples, mulches
Washington State University researchers have been given new grants to look at qualities of cider apples and effects of biodegradable mulches on fruit in separate studies.
Idaho Barley Commission mulls $382,000 in research funding requests
Idaho Barley Commission mulls $382,000 in research funding requests
The Idaho Barley Commission has received what some IBC members say is the best lineup of research funding requests in recent memory. But with IBC funding projected to be down this year, those requests will be scrutinized closely.
Idaho lawmakers close to setting budget for college of ag
The dean of University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences explained to lawmakers Feb. 19 how state funding for the college is being used to help Idaho's farming sector.
UI researchers ponder ‘local’ market access
The University of Idaho is researching the best opportunities for producers to access farmers' markets.
Sports medicine test holds promise for cattle industry
Sports medicine test holds promise for cattle industry
Researchers at Idaho State University and Montana State University collaborated on a project to use a quick blood test common in sports science to evaluate the disposition of livestock.
Start-up producer designs aquaponic system
Start-up producer designs aquaponic system
An organic greenhouse that raises plants from the waste of fish production hopes to expands its Pocatello operations.
Scientists craft fly traps with 3D printer to fight greening
With the new “SmartTrap,” about 99 percent of the insects collected are psyllids, which are no bigger than a pin. They can also be analyzed, allowing scientists to learn more about them and the disease they spread in orange groves.
WSU wine science center takes shape
WSU wine science center takes shape
Washington State University expects to have a grand opening for its new Wine Science Center in Richland in June. It's billed as one of the top wine research and educational facilities in the world.
New committee defends sheep research station
The University of Idaho and sheep industry stakeholders have formed a committee to prepare a document for Congress outlining why the USDA Agricultural Research Servce U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, should remain open.
Plant geneticist educates Idaho lawmakers about GMO crops
Plant geneticist educates Idaho lawmakers about GMO crops
An expert on plant genetics explained to Idaho lawmakers what genetically modified organisms are Feb. 12 in a presentation designed to educate legislators about the sometimes controversial issue.