Idaho Potato Conference and Ag Expo are next week

Bill Schaefer / for Farm & Ranch
The latest in farm equipment are on display Jan. 19, 2016, on the floor Idaho State University's Holt Arena for the 2016 Eastern Idaho Ag Expo in Pocatello.

POCATELLO — Potato growers, field workers, researchers, equipment manufacturers, chemical and fertilizer venders and anyone associated with the potato industry will congregate and network in Pocatello next week for an annual look at all things potato.

Trump’s deportation plan vow spurs Calif. farmers

In this Dec. 27, 2016 photo, farmer Kevin Herman stands next to an almond sweeper at his ranch near Madera, Calif. Herman says that Donald Trump's campaign vow to deport millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally pushed him into buying more equipment, cutting the number of workers he'll need during the next harvest. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

FRESNO, Calif. — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest.


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