The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System wants to hear from Northwest farmers and ranchers about how drought is affecting crops and livestock.
National Potato Council welcomes new package, advocates for additional support.
Water Resource Board to consider rights modification proponents see as vital.
The federal Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch Thursday, indicating the odds favor the Pacific Ocean cooling in the next six months and enhancing the chances for a cold and wet u…
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court said Wednesday that a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains, a…
Two virtual course sessions offered in wake of COVID-19 event displacements.
Hops strung for harvest this year across the Pacific Northwest are forecast at a record 59,174 acres, up 4.65% from last year.
Lava Lake Land & Livestock of Hailey, Idaho, has permanently retired four of its sheep grazing allotments on more than 88,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land north and northeast of Ketchum.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Offi…
During the coronavirus pandemic, direct beef sales to consumers surged for a northeastern Nevada ranching family raising American Wagyu/Angus crosses.
Grazing, wildlife habitat among land uses
Treasure Valley Water Users Tour, for elected officials and media, set Aug. 19 if economic-reopening phase holds.
Wildfire risk will be above average in much of the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center's new forecast.
Boise-based Amalgamated Sugar will contribute $500,000 to support improvements to the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center, UI announced July 1.
A federal judge has ruled that work can continue on a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho.
U.S. potato growers planted nearly 5% fewer acres this year compared to 2019, according to June 30 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates.
Public and private agencies and organizations are teaming up to tackle invasive annual grasses on federal, state and private land in Idaho.
The pandemic is transforming the nation's hunger relief system – for better and for worse.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 72-year-old California woman was gored and injured multiple times by a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the animal …
Several of the area’s grape growers in late June faced extra tasks, like thinning shoots and reworking canopies, following unusually heavy rains in the month’s first half.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Potato processing company Lamb Weston has announced that an employee at its Twin Falls facility died in an industrial accident this week.
Construction of the $10 million Idaho State Department of Agriculture Diagnostic Laboratory is expected to start by late September and conclude about a year later in east Boise north of ISDA h…
Four of Idaho’s state legislators tackled cattle-related issues that could be debated in the 2021 session during the Idaho Cattle Association's summer conference this week.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A low-flying helicopter last weekend harassed a work crew building a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Red…
Rise in coronavirus cases holds back advancement. Decisions become locally driven
The proposal would be similar to the successful Utah Grazing Improvement Program.
While the industry has its eye on the backlog in cattle processing, the bigger issue is heavier weights.
A $10 million grant from the USDA will help University of Idaho researchers develop a way to turn cow manure into revenue.
Reservoir system near capacity. Recent weather conditions reduced demand headed into season of peak usage.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is experiencing a sharp increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, with 544 new cases reported in a five-day span.
In the past 10 years, Beef Counts has provided more than 1.53 million servings of beef to Idahoans needing assistance.
Jack Brown, retired in May from the University of Idaho after 28 years as oilseed breeder. During his tenure he developed new varieties of canola, mustard and rapeseed.
The joint agribusiness committee of the Caldwell and Nampa chambers of commerce suspended the program due to COVID-19 impacts, representatives said.
Impacts of smaller crop, COVID-19 reflected. Demand for frozen products showing signs of improvement.
In the three weeks since USDA opened applications for its $16 billion farm aid program, the department has disbursed $2.9 billion in direct payments to more than 220,000 farmers nationwide who…
Officials say the bees could be worth more than $200,000, and the suspect has likely victimized more than 30 people across California, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.
The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Tour in Aberdeen is slated for June 30 in an in-person format modified to help reduce COVID-19 risk.
COVID-19 shows some impact. Increased spending on foreign, domestic market development planned.
Reflects growth of local hop industry, need for hemp testing in SE Oregon
Wineries and other businesses that attract large groups could benefit from the Idaho economy’s final stage of reopening, which is slated to start June 13 as concerns about coronavirus spread persist.
Todd Ballard’s family has been farming just east of Twin Falls for more than 100 years, and each generation has taken pride in clean fields, nicely tilled and weed-free.
Debi Engelhardt-Vogel recently expanded the meat subscriptions and by-the-piece selection she offers at her on-farm store near Kuna, Idaho.
Blaine Jacobson, executive director of the Idaho Wheat Commission, will retire at the end of the month after 18 years. Jacobson said he found every moment enjoyable, particularly interacting w…
Demonstrations against racism and police violence triggered by the death of George Floyd have spread beyond major urban centers and into small cities and towns across the rural West.
Pirc brings industry, policy experience to new post
Online mapping among tools featured
Northwest wheat farmers should check their fields for stripe rust, as the next two weeks will be "critical," an expert says.
The risk of large wildfires through September will be above normal in Northern California, the Great Basin and much of the Northwest.
Streamflows and the water supply remain below normal in several Idaho river basins, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service reported June 5, with shortages possible in parts of the eas…
The University of Idaho, Natural Resources Conservation Service and local conservation districts have teamed up to bring producers virtual field days highlighting innovative practices for impr…
The Idaho FFA Foundation’s 10th annual tractor raffle raised more money for chapter programs and scholarships this year despite COVID-19 challenges that prompted changes to the campaign and drawing.
The Canyon County Farm Bureau chapter recently issued scholarships to 16 high school students who plan to attend college this fall.
Detection of additional crop diseases expected. Faster reporting moves to online platform.
Valley Wide Cooperative recently put more money back into the hands of its roughly 3,500 grower members and made a major donation to regional food banks to help farmers and communities deal wi…
Oregon and Washington regulators are taking steps to address lethally high water temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers for migrating salmon and steelhead.