Idaho gas prices have jumped, AAA Idaho reports, and are now more expensive than they were a year ago for the first time in nearly a year.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies.

A quarter of the Legislature, including more than half the members from north central Idaho, co-sponsored a resolution opposing removal of the Snake-Columbia River dams.

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Each calving season, producers strive to increase the survivability and health of the new, young herd members as well as their mothers. This may mean bringing calves into the house to keep them warm, moving expectant mothers to a calving barn, or altering the diet and management of the cow o…

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This is the first part in a three-part series about the Siddoway sheep ranch, focusing on the ranch’s origins. Part II, on finding ways to make ends meet, will run on March 12. Part III, addressing labor challenges in the sheep industry, will run on March 26.

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KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — As the Klamath Basin’s water crisis continues to fester without a long-term solution, irrigators tend to harken back to the days before the 2001 water shutoff, when irrigation seasons were more or less normal and Basin farming wasn’t punctuated with a question mark.

BELGRADE, Montana — Robert Keith doesn’t believe ranch owners and consumers need to make a choice between a healthy beef cattle industry and protecting natural resources, and he says Philosopher’s Beef is proof of that.

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — While the Klamath Basin’s snowpack is at 85% of what it would be normally this time of year, there’s already more water stored in the mountains than last year. So why are Basin hydrologists projecting another exceptionally dry summer for Upper Klamath Lake? The answer…

Each calving season, producers strive to increase the survivability and health of the new, young herd members as well as their mothers. This may mean bringing calves into the house to keep them warm, moving expectant mothers to a calving barn, or altering the diet and management of the cow o…

From Feb. 24-27, the 2021 National Potato Council Executive Committee hosted the virtual 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In, which brought the industry together to fulfill the council’s mission to “stand up for potatoes on Capitol Hill.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, on Tuesday introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act in the U.S. Senate. If enacted, this legislation would direct the secretary of agriculture and the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish region…

Washington, D.C. – A few weeks ago, I released a comprehensive concept to resolve the salmon, energy and dam issues that have created tension in the Northwest for decades. It is meant to provide security for all stakeholders, end lawsuits and give Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead a chance f…

A report released by researchers with Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah beef.

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BOISE — The House Agricultural Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to send HB 126, an industrial hemp legalization bill, to the full House with a recommendation that it “do pass,” though several legislators said they reserved their right to later oppose the bill.

A quarter of the Legislature, including more than half the members from north central Idaho, co-sponsored a resolution opposing removal of the Snake-Columbia River dams.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies.

DENVER — Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday rescinded a January Trump administration decision to grant grazing allotments to an Oregon ranching family whose members were convicted of arson in a court battle that triggered the takeover of a federal wildlife …

HELENA, Mont. — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday that critics said is akin to the bounties that nearly exterminated the predators last century.

BOISE — The Gem County Sheriff’s Office has issued a felony warrant alleging grand theft charges against a Ridgefield, Washington, man in connection with an incident in which three livestock guardian puppies were picked up by a person driving by the Soulen sheep ranch in Letha, west of Emmet…

POCATELLO — The minimum wage that Idaho farmers, ranchers and other agricultural employers must pay foreign guest workers in 2021 will increase 93 cents per hour over the 2020 rate.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A house panel on Tuesday introduced legislation allowing the use of snowmobiles, ATVs, powered parachutes and other methods to hunt and kill wolves year-round and with no limits in most of Idaho.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Feb. 4, the executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association approved the organization’s top 2021 policy priorities with a continued focus on advocating for a business climate that increases opportunities for producer profitability.

DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association concluded its virtual Winter Business Meeting Feb. 4 with the election of Jerry Bohn, a cattle producer from Wichita, Kan., as NCBA president.

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