Artificial intelligence promises to make identifying insects faster and easier, the University of Idaho’s Marek Borowiec and his research teammates believe.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Gov. Jay Inslee say Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson's plan to remove four Snake River dams cannot be included in federal infrastructure package.
Washington hay exporters and farmers are hampered by continuing container and truck driver shortages.
U.S. industry hard-pressed to meet demand.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA and the Department of the Interior are gearing up for what's expected to be one of the most intense fire years in recent history.
The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse.
State fairs are making a comeback in 2021 across the Pacific Northwest, though they may look a bit different than years past.
Anticipating a shortage of water this summer, Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman said he will administer Portneuf River Basin surface-water rights in conjunction with S…
More growers are comfortable with online seminars and programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session allows the commission to provide resources to all farmers in the state at the s…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will receive $1.1 billion in the latest round of coronavirus relief money in two separate payments, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday, with state official…
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that will lead to fewer wolves in the state.
Idaho water-supply specialists say irrigators in many locations will have less to work with as the season continues.
Nutritious foods including fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy and whole grains account for more than 85% of the supply, and half the fruits and vegetables distributed are fresh.
Some groundwater users could see curtailments.
Two environment groups want a federal appeals court to rule that Idaho’s Clean Water Act permit regulations for dairies and feedlots unlawfully fail to monitor for pollutants.
Some Northwest and California cities bucked the warming trend and became cooler in the past decade, according to new climate normals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and representatives of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spoke for months about removing dams on the Snake River, sparking criticism from other members of Congress from the…
A few days before Mother's Day, growers across California and Oregon said they were overwhelmed with orders. With COVID restrictions loosening, many anticipate big sales for events this summer.
Up to 146,000 acres of the Northwest — much of it farmland — could be converted to solar production by 2050, according to a recent study.
Organizers of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival are planning a new permanent monument to honor the sheep industry, ranchers, herders and their 150-plus years of history in the Wood River Vall…
A group of Idaho ranchers claims they were wrongly prohibited from arguing their irrigation diversions are exempt from a key Endangered Species Act requirement.
An environmental group says a bill the Idaho Legislature passed to reduce the wolf population should disqualify the state from receiving some federal funds.
Drought still a factor despite some recent precipitation.
The Legislature and Gov. Brad Little recently authorized hemp production and research, making Idaho the last state to legalize the crop.
“Lupine calves” are an example of what can happen when plant toxins are ingested by a pregnant cow between 40 and 100 days of pregnancy.
Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman on April 30 issued an order predicting 40,500-acre-foot shortfall to senior-priority surface water rights in the Eastern Snake Plain …
The agency authorized the Hanna Flats project in 2018 without undertaking an environmental analysis, finding it’s “categorically excluded” from such review because it’s aimed at preventing ins…
Wheat hovered near $8 per bushel on the Portland market this week, and experts say they aren't sure how high prices will go, or for how long.
The Idaho Water Resource Board will award flood-management grants at its regular meeting July 22-23.
The 9-year-old consortium just might be the future of funding for agricultural research.
While many areas have been dry, rain and cold in other locations has impacted planting, which remains mostly on or ahead of schedule.
Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer.
An April 24 event at his 32-acre Nyssa, Ore., asparagus field drew individuals and families as well as representatives of food banks, church groups, and organizations that advocate for older p…
Center for Biological Diversity urges veto of bill that greatly increases harvest opportunity.
Drought plagues much of the West, but officials predict abundant water supplies this year for Pacific Northwest irrigators who rely on the Columbia River System.
Fires start in north, east regions of the state in April's third full week.
Negotiations between growers and Idaho processors have resulted in an average 3% reduction in the contract price.
Market watchers do see a positive impact from the trade deal, in effect since January of last year, but point out the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated matters.
Most southwest Idaho vineyards began emerging from winter dormancy on schedule, but the risk of frost will continue until mid-May.
Legislation that could lead to killing up to 90% of the wolves in Idaho continued its speedy trip through the Statehouse on Thursday.
Fish and Game Commission votes not to support SB 1211. Commission supports reducing wolf population, livestock conflicts.
The Chobani Harvest Helpers project is a first-of-its-kind donation of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the quarter-acre garden on the company’s Twin Falls plant.
This year’s Dairy Challenge included 26 universities across North America competing in five brackets.
The odds of a cow having triplet heifers is 1 in 700,000.
Commodity markets gain strength, helped by global food demand
The climate for the Northwest and most of the contiguous U.S. has become slightly warmer in the past decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture in three May events will collect unusable pesticides for free disposal.
State results vary. Foodservice demand shows signs of improvement.
Albert Adjesiwor works on weed control in crops.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a bill legalizing the production and transportation of hemp with up to 0.3% THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.
Faced with another relatively low snowpack, Big Wood Canal Co. managers hope to wait until May 2 before they start to deliver Magic Reservoir water to irrigators.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a m…
Frosts in southwest Idaho on April 9 and 11 caused some damage in orchards at the University of Idaho Parma Research & Extension Center.
Helped by another mild winter, it’s shaping up to be another busy year for rodent pests in much of southern Idaho and parts of the Pacific Northwest.
The hitch-free conclusion of the onion marketing season pleased Snake River Produce General Manager Kay Riley almost as much as the volume gain over last year.