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PASCO, Wash. — On a day in May, Benjamin Bauman headed to a farm that had removed old drip tape from 1,000 acres of farmland. It was laying in piles on the farm.

A new map of Oregon’s wildfire risks has serious implications for rural landowners but the initial version isn’t as far-reaching as farm advocates feared. Stricter regulations are planned for …

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho and Boise-based agribusiness J.R. Simplot Co. signed a memorandum of agreement to work together on food production and conservation mea…

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BOISE — A U.S. agency responsible for killing wolves and other predators to prevent attacks on livestock has agreed to settle a lawsuit by completing an extensive environmental study on its me…

NYSSA, Ore. — The Treasure Valley Reload Center is not expected to open until at least January, three months later than anticipated, as backers seek more money to construct the building in res…

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BOISE — An Idaho public utility’s nearly two-decade effort to renew its license for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon Border is moving forward with feder…

Mondelēz International has announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Co. for $2.9 billion. The acquisition makes Mondelēz International a $1 billion global snack bar player with complem…

State Director Jared Hedelius told the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board June 21 that Wildlife Services conducted seven depredation investigations related to wolf complaints during the peri…

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The Nez Perce Tribe and U.S. Forest Service have signed an agreement allowing the two to team up on projects in the 6,250-square-mile Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in north-central Ida…

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Idaho lawmakers have hired a company to appraise federal land in three counties to determine how much tax revenue the land would generate if it was privately owned. A federal program is intend…

Anitha Chitturi has researched thrips for a decade. Most recently, she’s focused on managing the tiny insects in the Treasure Valley onion crop — including by reducing their appetites. The ent…

Idaho Fish and Game has received confirmation that six bats tested positive for a fungus that leads to a deadly disease known as “white-nose syndrome.” The bats were in Minnetonka Cave in Bear…

Idaho's water supply outlook keeps improving but remains tight in some isolated areas. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service said in its June 1 report that May precipitation was near t…

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Another year of exceptional drought in Central Oregon is raising questions about whether cloud seeding can boost the region's water supplies by increasing snowfall that feeds into streams and …

Idaho has a new USDA Farm Service Agency statewide committee. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed the four-person committee, the Farm Service Agency announced June 2.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on May 30 reduced the amount of water being released from Palisades Reservoir on the Idaho-Wyoming border to save water and reduce the amount of sediment that go…

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An exceptionally wet spring packing rain and mountain snow storms has improved the water outlook for much of Idaho. For the state's irrigators, it represents yet another tw…

Valley Wide Cooperative’s total annual compensation to members has been increased in part to help farmers and ranchers deal with higher input costs. Valley Wide and Valley Agronomics announced…

The Greater Idaho movement redrew its map after two coastal and southern Oregon counties rejected ballot measures last week that would have required county commissioners to study becoming part…

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Reed’s Dairy has added Twin Falls to its line-up of retail locations featuring ice cream made at its original Idaho Falls location. The dairy started milking cows in 1955 a…

Researchers plan to expand their network of spore traps to test for diseases before they appear in crops. The network is designed to serve as an early warning system for airborne diseases.

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Experts forecast a smaller-than-average Pacific Northwest cherry crop for 2022. The crop size is down in part because of the mid-April snowstorm that swept through the region during bloom.

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While a cool and wet spring has aided in drought recovery across parts of the Northwest, climate experts in Oregon, Washington and Idaho say conditions remain critically dry in other areas wit…

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