SALT LAKE CITY — Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2), is a highly fatal disease that affects rabbits. The fatal sickness has been spreading across the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and has now been detected in Utah.

RIGBY — The Jefferson County Fair is set to move forward for Aug. 10 to Aug. 15 in order to get 4-H participants ready for state, despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Last year, Ian Hurst earned the Agriculturist Award by scoring enough points over course of a few years in all six livestock categories at the Bonneville County Fair.

Shooting sports and horse projects keep Piper Palmer involved in 4-H all year long since shooting sports are taught in the winter and extend to the summer and horse projects which are mainly a summer activity.

Sofi Creager overcame a hesitation about riding unfamiliar horses and now helps others overcome their fears, too.

Last summer, Merrisa Schwartz completed a year as secretary of the Idaho 4-H State Teen Association, and this summer she’s completed her 4-H volunteer certification and works as a summer 4-H assistant at the Canyon County 4-H Extension office in Caldwell.

Pushing cattle in Southeast Idaho’s high country and 4-H have helped Jyllian Christensen become a better rider and contributed to her winning the 2019/2020 War Bonnet Roundup Princess title.

Ashlynn Hill’s 4-H involvement led her to participate in high school rodeo and rodeo queen contests. She went on to be crowned the 2019-2020 War Bonnet Roundup Teen Queen.

Thanks to some kids with an imagination, a family who loves him and modern technology, Bruce the Goose has a new lease on life.

Greenlee Christensen is following in her sister’s footsteps by being in 4-H and competing in rodeo queen contests.

BONANZA, Oregon — Kendra Rodgers, with Twin Valley Sheep Club, held a bleating, 2-week-old South Down lamb in her lap Wednesday afternoon as she sat near the sheep pen at the 34th Annual Farm Expo, hosted at Klamath County Fairgrounds.

If you ask 13-year-old Morgan Wilson to name her favorite animal, she’d have a difficult time picking just one.

Participating in 4-H projects and rodeo queen contests complement each other, says Olivia Lerwill.

For an FFA team to qualify to compete at nationals, members must place first in their event at the state level. In Idaho, FFA members are given the opportunity to compete in two state events each year.

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.

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.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service plan released Friday would reduce designated sage grouse habitat in Wyoming and Nevada while easing grazing rules intended to protect the ground-dwelling birds in five Western states.

WASHINGTON (AP) — China decided Monday to meet President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat with defiance, letting its currency drop to an 11-year low and halting purchases of U.S. farm products.

Reigning as queen of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is McKenna Ward, from Burley. Her first attendant is Taylor Hymas, of Ovid, and second attendant is Hadley Seeds from West Point, Utah.

That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Committee is $300,000 closer to their goal to enlarge the capacity of and improve their arena. Local grocery store owner Larry Stokes and his children have pledged $300,000 toward the effort.

The Albany County Fair, hosted July 23 through Aug. 3, is an opportunity for young people to work with their hands, spend time in the warm summer weather and improve their skills before they go back to sitting in desks for nine months. With so many different categories of competition, Albany…

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-billion federally controlled acres, raising new questions about the administration’s intentions for …

Cannon Mayer saves the money he earns from the sale of his market 4-H pigs for college and his career choice is law.

This is the first time Nathan Church has belonged to a 4-H archery club, but it’s not his first time shooting a bow and arrow.

Bethany Church sees similarities between archery and playing the violin.

When Rocky Hatridge’s mom suggested he try archery, Rocky, 12, thought it was a good idea.

BEDFORD, Ind. — Faced with raising hundreds of dollars to buy trophies for kids competing at the fair this summer, 4-H Goat Club Leader Amanda Curren got to thinking about a fundraising event.

BLACKFOOT (EISF) ― In keeping with its decade-old tradition of supporting outstanding high school seniors, the Eastern Idaho State Fair, in partnership with Butler Amusement Inc., announced six finalists who have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, according to …

This is Kahler Duncan’s first year in a Bonneville County 4-H archery club but he has experienced archery before in Boy Scouts.