At the start of harvest, small-grain farmers are reporting exceptional yields in northern Idaho, slightly above-average yields from southwestern Idaho through the Magic Valley and slightly below-average yields in eastern Idaho.
NAMPA — While driving through many of the main roads in Canyon County, some people may notice green and white signs positioned next to crop fields that look similar to political campaign signs. Each year, the Nampa-Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee places these crop signs t…
The future will be celebrated and the past remembered during the 2018 edition of the Bonneville County Fair.
It’s that time of year to come to your county fair. Walk the barns, admire the handiwork, enjoy the shows, fill your freezer and eat fair food, all while supporting our area 4-H youths and neighbors
Two of Addison Stoddard’s supervised agriculture experiences have focused on growing vegetables, flowers and trees.
The hobo spider is a European species first collected in Seattle during the 1940s. It first was detected in Idaho during the late 1960s and established statewide by the early 1990s. It now occurs throughout Oregon and Washington as well as in parts of Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
In 1999, West Nile virus was first discovered in the northeastern United States. Clinical disease caused by the virus was first identified in birds, followed by humans and equines. By 2002, over 15,000 horses were diagnosed in more than 41 states.
Parts of Montana are as close to the Outback as we “Yanks” will ever get.
Birds have many wonderful attributes in our yards and landscapes, but can cause issues in our gardens by eating fruit or picking seeds out of the ground. There are ways to help drive them off, and prevent them from taking up residence where their presence is detrimental.
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CALDWELL — Right before she is about to run a race, Jessie Telford tells herself three things: “Enjoy the ride, enjoy the moment and trust your timing.”
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — “Turn your eyes where you want to go,” instructed Shelley Trumbly, the executive director of Solid Ground — an equine assisted activities and therapy center. She was talking to a young boy participating in the center’s summer camp.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. Klamath County Commissioner Donnie Boyd is studying the concept of purchasing an additional water gauge for the Wood River as early as the 2019 irrigation season.
$5,000 reward set in fireworks calf deaths
SANTAQUIN, Utah — Harvesting Utah’s tart cherry crop — the second largest in the country — is part physics, part mechanical ingenuity and a lot of wow.
BEND, Ore. — Environmental organizations and irrigation districts hope a new agreement could help discussions about managing flows on the Deschutes River focus more on collaboration than litigation in the future.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One could call Annabelle Waack’s 4-H animal a lamb among swine.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — At more than $603,000, this year’s annual 4-H/FFA Rotary Livestock Auction has already topped previous years in sales.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Getting ready for the Sweetwater County 4-H auction is an arduous process regardless of one’s experience.
CALDWELL — Rows of bright green leaves and bunches of maturing grapes fill hundreds of acres across the Sunnyslope Wine Trail in the heart of southwestern Idaho’s portion of the Snake River Valley.
N.D. spring wheat harvest underway
PRESTON — The Franklin County Fair begins Saturday in Preston.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Not all 4-H swine showmanship winners wanted to share the secrets of their success, but several offered reflections on their victories.
CHALLIS — Bert Jefferies, of Salmon, and Shannon James, of Mackay, took top honors at the Round Valley Horse Show held at the Challis Rodeo Grounds July 21.
The University of Idaho recently received a $1.28 million grant to employ GPS collars to study grazing patterns for cattle.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several Upper Basin irrigators shared concerns with Klamath County commissioners Aug. 1 about the approximate 50 percent loss in cattle revenue in the region, a dive that irrigators link to a call on water by the Klamath Tribes, validated by Oregon Water Resources Department.
REXBURG—The 2018 Madison County Fair is coming up fast, beginning on Monday.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — Some equestrian riders might not be royalty, but they certainly can have the presence of a king or queen on their horses.
PARMA – Mike Gooding has been working on his family’s hops farm since he was 10 years old. His family started growing hops in 1895 in Oregon.
Grace Lerwill is active in 4-H, junior high school rodeo and rodeo queen contests.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — When Juel Afdahl was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer this past year, it rocked the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Project Drought Response Agency board members are taking the necessary steps to distribute $10.3 million in federal relief funding, though it’s not as simple as compensating irrigators for their financial losses related to the drought.
Farmers get a brighter outlook
LOGAN, Utah — Cynthia Bee likes to say she’s part of the sales reduction team at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. It may seem counterintuitive for a government entity that sells water to encourage people to use less of it, but she said there’s good reason.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The often unsung heroes of rodeo are getting a little extra TLC at Cheyenne Frontier Days from a certified veterinarian and veterinary students from Colorado State University.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Alayne Blickle is on a mission to educate horse owners about the importance of Firewise to protect stables and pastures in case of fire, not just their personal residence.
Farm could lose milk after lightning
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Judge William H. Orrick has denied the motion for preliminary injunction to protect endangered Lost River and shortnose sucker, and granted a motion to transfer the case to an Oregon court, according to the opinion Orrick released July 25.
NEW YORK — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — The USDA has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility that will lead to housing provided to foreign guest workers.