UI grad looks ahead to food science career

University of Idaho Photo Services
Rem Fox, from Caldwell, graduated May 12 from the University of Idaho with a degree in food science from the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

MOSCOW — Feeling connected to his community is important to Rem Fox. Whether it’s in the Sigma Chi fraternity or the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Fox found that community during his time as an undergraduate student.

Officials: Efforts failing to save sagebrush land

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, wildfire consumes sagebrush as firefighters let it march down to the Columbia River in Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush steppe habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching, recreation and is home to an imperiled bird. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

BOISE — ublic lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said.

Weed officials focus on whitetop control

Courtesy of the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Hoary cress, aka whitetop, is one of the first invasive weeds to appear in the spring. It can quickly take over a field or other disturbed site.

MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.

Wis. produces record 3.37B pounds of cheese

FILE - In this July 22, 2016, file photo, cheese ages on poplar wood at a farm near Pipe, Wis. Wisconsin strengthened its hold as the nation's top cheese maker by producing a record 3.37 billion pounds in 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin accounted for about 26 percent of the 12.7 billion pounds of cheese produced in the U.S. last year. (AP Photo/Bryna Godar, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin strengthened its hold as the nation’s top cheese maker by producing a record 3.37 billion pounds last year.

Organic dairies struggle with low milk prices

This photo taken March 2, 2018, shows dairy cows gathered around the feeder for a snack after milking at the Dykstra farm north of Burlington. Conventional dairy farms have been struggling for years. Until recently, Dykstra said it seemed organic dairy farms were somewhat shielded from the volatility of the conventional market. Now, organic dairies are struggling alongside conventional dairies, further adding to the impact on the local agriculture economy. (Charles Biles /Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Just off Cook Road east of Interstate 5 sits an unused 80-acre plot of land with the outline of a 49,000-square-foot building drawn in gravel.

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