Wendy Pratt has deep roots as an Idaho rancher. Just 10 miles from her existing home in the Blackfoot Valley, she can still drive by the ranch where she grew up.

Caitlin Okeson selected a butterfly design in string art class to give to her sister Anneka because butterflies are her sister’s favorite.

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Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. Farmworkers are at high risk for fatalities and injuries. They also may be exposed to hazards from grain bins, machinery, tractors, heat, noise, dust, pesticides, vehicles, ladders and falls. Just climbing on a haystack to pu…

In other parts of the country the “U-pick” farm industry has grown incredibly over the past 20 to 30 years. Some people like the experience of going to pick fruit as a family, and making memories out of a simple and fulfilling work experience.

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RIGBY — Repairs following the 2017 flooding west of Roberts have paid off after warm temperatures and rain caused minor flooding to occur in the area in late February.

SAVERY, Wyo. — Along the tranquil Little Snake River, slowly moving trains of snow-white sheep once grazed the banks, herded by some the area’s first Anglo residents.

Wendy Pratt has deep roots as an Idaho rancher. Just 10 miles from her existing home in the Blackfoot Valley, she can still drive by the ranch where she grew up.

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms.

How can astronauts grow nutritious fresh food to eat while orbiting in the International Space Station? Mackay High School sophomore Chase Green suggests a solution.

Caitlin Okeson selected a butterfly design in string art class to give to her sister Anneka because butterflies are her sister’s favorite.

MERRILL, Ore. — A tour of regional producers linked with a common goal of increasing agricultural tourism in the Klamath Basin were brought together for a day-long “Agritourism Meet and Greet” event on Saturday.

LOS ANGELES — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County commissioners on March 13 delayed signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, reversing a split-vote decision the day before to move forward with the MOU.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two endangered Mexican wolves have been removed from the wild and are undergoing testing to determine if they’re behind a string of livestock deaths in southwestern New Mexico, marking the latest wrinkle in the strained effort to return the predators to the American Southwest.

NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators March 7 outlined how the emerging food category will be monitored.

CHALLIS — February shaped up as one for the record books as far as snow totals in Idaho, according to a report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

DUBOIS — Dubois- and Terreton-area farmer/rancher MaCoy Ward will receive the 2019 Ed Duren Memorial Young Producer Award at the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame Reception & Banquet on March 22.

Five of eastern Idaho’s most distinguished leaders in the agriculture industry will be inducted into the 47th Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the annual recognition dinner March 22 at Fort Hall.

The Eagle Rock Chapter of Idaho’s Back Country Horsemen will host the annual state convention at the Shilo Inn and Convention Center in Idaho Falls next week.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. —Seven of Oregon’s snow monitoring stations broke records for snowpack level for February, but drought conditions are still declared in some parts of the state.

RIGBY — Rigby FFA students were recognized at the annual Rigby FFA Chapter banquet March 6. Listed below were students recognized and the awards received.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When National Weather Service hydrologist Jim Fahey made his first “flood outlook” graphic of 2019 last month, the watersheds near Laramie and Saratoga were the only ones in Wyoming identified as having “moderate” flood potential this year.

EMMETT —While the heavy snow of two years ago appears to have been avoided by much of Gem County this winter, a wetter than normal February has provided a mixed bag of good and cautionary news moving into spring.