BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia has sent a jet air tanker to the United States to help fight wildfires.
The money can be used to repair or improve stream channels, and reduce or help prevent flooding. A 50% match is required.
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.
The 22 weather and soil monitoring stations in Idaho vineyards may soon get new sensors and some additional capabilities.
The free event, which typically draws about 120 people, will be Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at a research field at 225 N. 350 E., Rupert.
Range, pasture feed supplies shrink.
Higher protein wheat is good for crackers, but detrimental for most soft white products such as cookies or cakes.
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 …
Many more Snake River groundwater users face potential curtailment as drought impacts intensify throughout the region.
ISDA could accept license applications from growers and handler-processors from mid-October through year’s end if USDA approval comes when anticipated.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grazing fees for cattle and sheep on state-owned land in Idaho could increase about 50% next year.
The Leadership Idaho Agriculture Congressional Aides Fact Finding Tour will be Aug. 9-13 in the state’s south-central region.
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.
BOISE — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has asked a judge to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol.
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.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife biologists have captured a female grizzly bear in Washington state for the first time in 40 years, fitting it with a radio collar so they can track its movements, off…
Producers throughout state are now eligible for USDA emergency loans due to drought.
Boise River dams just over half full.
As the number of wineries continues to grow, vineyards expand their offerings
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An extreme heat wave damaged cherries grown in the Yakima Valley and the Northwest in late June and early July. The high temperature reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Yaki…
The new chairman of the Idaho Wheat Commission looks ahead to lower yields as dry weather continues to grip the region.
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…
Groundwater pumpers in the drought-stricken central Idaho mountains resumed irrigating crops after reaching a settlement with holders of senior surface water rights.
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.
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,…
Weed scientist Joel Felix says onion growers are making progress in their continuing battle against yellow nutsedge.
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…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new conservation group has formed hoping to preserve state-owned land around Payette Lake in west-central Idaho where a private company has proposed a huge land swap that…
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.
Crews respond to Inside Lakes, Castleford Butte fires.
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.
Prolonged extreme heat continues to bake built-up grasses and other fine fuels that dried early during an unusually warm spring. Some timber also dried early.
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.
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…
Someone sprayed glyphosate on about 1 acre at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, destroying plantings in research trials.
Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman has issued a curtailment order for 310 junior groundwater rights in the Bellevue Triangle area of the lower Wood River Valley.
Mexico's Supreme Court in late April lifted a longtime ban on full importation of U.S. fresh potatoes, allowing access to 130 million new consumers.
Emergency Conservation Program cost-share applications taken July 1-Aug. 15.
The program focuses on management-intensive grazing, moving the livestock each day to keep the land at its optimum growth stage.
New results from a multi-year study in Oregon's Warner Valley show that removing juniper trees can help sage grouse populations grow more quickly across the West.
Fuel moistures low at range of elevations. Drought impact expected to increase.
Potter co-owns Potter Wines in Garden City with her husband, Von Potter. The Idaho wine industry includes 69 wineries and about 1,300 planted acres.
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.
he Idaho Fish and Game Commission June 17 amended wolf hunting and trapping seasons to align with a new a state law aimed at reducing the population of the predator.
Leaders of national and regional farm organizations rallied around efforts to protect the four lower Snake River dams June 16, taking part in a day-long briefing on the role the structures pla…
The board June 16 considered cutting what it pays Wildlife Services by 26% to $480,000 to provide additional money for other contractors.
The company violated the Packers and Stockyards Act for failure to pay for purchased cattle in a timely manner.
Eighteen traps set in NW states.
Idaho Department of Lands officials said two adjacent parcels totaling 282 acres sold at a June 11 auction for $35.2 million.
The awards recognize exceptional dairy farms, businesses and partnerships.
Total hop acreage is up 4% in 2021 across Washington, Idaho and Oregon, according to a USDA report issued June 10.
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.