The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer gained 2.3 million acre-feet of water in the past five years despite losing 550,000 in the last year due to low snowpack and runoff.


Cold or hot weather can cause canola flowers not to produce a pod or produce a misshapen pod. The drought will also affect planted winter canola acreage in the fall.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Young salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off …

ISDA could accept license applications from growers and handler-processors from mid-October through year’s end if USDA approval comes when anticipated.


Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will resume work on the American Falls Dam’s concrete spillway on Aug. 1. The eastern Idaho dam is undergoing a three-year rehabilitation.


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfir…

Idaho producers burned nearly three times as many acres of crop residue in the first half of this year compared to the first six months of 2020.

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Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region,…

The agency has designated 20 Idaho counties as primary natural disaster areas because they have suffered growing-season drought classified as extreme or exceptional, or severe for at least eig…

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association announced Tuesday the Northwest Hort Expo, a major industry conference and trade show, will return to an in-person format this year.

Shooting the two ads at the same time over three to four days, using local talent and facilities, could cost $250,000 to $290,000.

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Apple growers and researchers across the Northwest say they're concerned about fruit damage caused by the record-breaking heat wave that struck in late June.


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist and agitator Ammon Bundy has been found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers.

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Agricultural damage from grasshoppers can be catastrophic. Grasshoppers can eat 30 to 100 milligrams of dry plant material each day, and 6 to 7 grasshoppers per square yard will eat as much as…

Northwest potato stocks totaled 43.7 million cwt on June 1, down 7.2% from 47.1 million cwt a year ago, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported.

The company violated the Packers and Stockyards Act for failure to pay for purchased cattle in a timely manner.

The June 10 shutoff came after midseason suspensions — and as the high-altitude region failed to get meaningful additional precipitation or runoff timed to extend the season slightly.

Idaho Cherry Commission Chairman Sally Symms said she expects production in the state to be about 40% higher than last year, when heavy frost in late spring damaged much of the crop.