Colena Dorcheus of Rexburg began 4-H as a Cloverbud, showing chickens and goats, but with the help of her leader, Karisa Cutright, she’s showing horses.

NAMPA — I grew up within five or 10 miles of citrus orchards, almond orchards, vineyards and livestock pastures, but after moving to the Treasure Valley this summer, I’ve been closer to agriculture and farmland than ever before.

BOISE – On Tuesday, September 24, representatives for the Taiwan Goodwill Mission will meet with Idaho Governor Brad Little, the Idaho Wheat Commission, the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle. The purpose of the visit is the signing of a le…

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Some people are just flat good at handlin’ horses. They’ve got that good “horse savvy.” Matter of fact, there are people actually makin’ a livin’ trainin’ horses. I admire these folks’ ability and special talent. It’s always a pleasure to see a good horse workin’ right. But horses look at ve…

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Cattle can get into all kinds of trouble without even trying. Many years ago we had a cow named Star Bright (daughter of Starlight, who was a daughter of Starface — all of our cows are named!) who got her foot caught in a neighbor’s homemade cattle guard.

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One of my favorite sayings is, “If tomorrow were my last day to live, I would still plant an apple tree anyway.” You might find this as an interesting activity on your last day of life, but it truly embodies the importance of not being selfish but rather giving to those who will come after y…

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We live in an era when youth have many different entertainment and activity options that were not available even 20 years ago. Whether it is playing video games, social networking, or sporting events, they have many electronic or social activity options to choose from, and nowadays one activ…

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BOISE – On Tuesday, September 24, representatives for the Taiwan Goodwill Mission will meet with Idaho Governor Brad Little, the Idaho Wheat Commission, the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle. The purpose of the visit is the signing of a le…

Colena Dorcheus of Rexburg began 4-H as a Cloverbud, showing chickens and goats, but with the help of her leader, Karisa Cutright, she’s showing horses.

Early in Idaho's sugar beet harvest, Treasure Valley farmers are reporting uncharacteristically high sugar content relative to beets being dug in Magic Valley and the state's eastern region. 

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere.

POCATELLO — Idaho State University was recently awarded a five-year, $2.375 million federal grant to help local seasonal farm workers and their immediate family members earn a high school equivalency diploma.

SHELLEY — One of the biggest annual celebrations in Bingham County, the 91st Idaho Spud Day, is coming up here this week.

Recent data supplied by Potatoes USA shows the value of potato exports was up in all categories for the marketing year that ended on July 1, though officials say gains would have been even stronger if not for retaliatory tariffs.

POCATELLO – Idaho’s total potato production in 2018 has been valued at $1.03 billion, a 5 percent increase over the 2017 total of $975 million and the second highest total ever.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration recently revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.

LEWISTON — A group representing the Taiwan Flour Mills Association came to the Lewis-Clark Valley from September 6-9 to see how Idaho wheat growers maintain a high-quality standard. The TFMA team saw how wheat is tested, stored and prepared for delivery by barge on the Snake River.

This fall, Mattson Thompson of Shelley will pursue a college degree as a surgical technician with the help of a $6,000 scholarship and several other scholarships.

WASHINGTON (AP) — American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they’ve watched as most of their top foreign competitors used free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan, a historically protectionist market with nearly 127 million consumers.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area two years ago.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has transferred 55 wild bison to a Montana Indian reservation under a program that aims to establish new disease-free herds of the animals, park and tribal officials said Friday.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.