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Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers
The beer-making equipment is part of the company’s 1-year-old, 24,000-square-foot facility called the Innovation Center, the latest chapter for an enterprise that started a century ago when Washington, D.C., merchant John I. Haas first started...

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UI center adds pasture research facility
UI center adds pasture research facility
University of Idaho's newest research center, located near Salmon, is opening a new facility to test supplement intake of groups of livestock in a pasture setting.
Sunrain develops in-house spud seed production
Sunrain develops in-house spud seed production
The Potandon Produce subsidiary Sunrain Varieties LLC has announced several capital improvements to help the company conduct a seed development program in-house, rather than contracting with local seed growers for most of the work.
Experts worry volunteers could support grain virus
Experts worry volunteers could support grain virus
Crop experts worry recent rainfall in Southern and Eastern Idaho may lead to more volunteer plants to support aphids, which vector barley yellow dwarf virus.
UI-WSU food science school, S. Korea university form food safety center
The joint School of Food Science at Washington State University and University of Idaho is teaming up with Seoul National University in Korea to create a Center for Applied Food Safety and Processing. Interim director Barbara Rasco says the center will...
Potato industry keys in on mop-top
Potato industry keys in on mop-top
The potato industry is increasing its focus on potato mop-top virus and has proposed to include research on the tuber disease in a five-year, multi-state grant.
Chemicals ineffective in mealy bug trials
Chemicals ineffective in mealy bug trials
Barley mealy bug trials in Caribou County, Idaho, show insecticide treatments don't appear to be effective in a dry year.
Researchers conduct first survey of Minnesota bees
In the past, scientists mainly focused on honeybees, but now they’re taking a look at more than 350 species of bees that call Minnesota home.
Arkansas professor flies kites for research
The researcher turned to using kites for his studies after the FAA deemed his research had a commercial purpose and sent a cease-and-desist letter in 2011.
USPB to study food service, consumer segmentation
USPB to study food service, consumer segmentation
The U.S. Potato Board will study the poorly understood food service industry in depth this fiscal year, leaders say.