U.S land managers have approved a final plan for expanding an open-pit phosphate mine in southeastern Idaho proposed by the J.R. Simplot Company.
POCATELLO — As farm-level prices for chickpeas have declined significantly the past two years, so have U.S. and Idaho chickpea acres.
A ground-breaking ceremony was hosted Thursday afternoon for the planned Frigitek Cold Storage facility, which will be located in the business park at the Pocatello Regional Airport.
POCATELLO – Idaho farmers planted significantly more dry bean acres this year, as rising farm-level prices for that crop make it an attractive option for a lot of producers.
Idaho hop acres rose again in 2020, the ninth straight year that has happened.
Fences are the best way to prevent deer and other foraging animals from damaging gardens, landscape plants and orchards, but they can be expensive, and difficult or time-consuming to install.
BOISE — More than 220,000 U.S. food producers had already filed for $2.8 billion in aid as of June 15 under a federal relief program for farmers and ranchers hurt by COVID-19, according to Farm Service Agency records.
POCATELLO — The reports of some farmers, ranchers or dairy operations dumping their farm commodities is not easy news to digest.
POCATELLO — According to media reports and agriculture industry groups, USDA has agreed to increase the payment caps on coronavirus relief checks that will be sent to farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
LOS ANGELES — The near shutdown of the economy in response to COVID-19 has reduced demand for commodities like oil, lumber and copper and triggered sharp drops in their prices, but some analysts predict the stage is set for a rebound.
Many Americans may be surprised and confused to see farmers dumping milk down the drain or letting vegetables rot in their fields.
Ubiquitous social distancing by consumers drives the adoption of frozen food products as these can be stored for a long duration of time. Thioglycolates are crucial ingredient that enhances the shelf-life of frozen foods. On this favorable backdrop the global thioglycolates market will be va…
VIRGINIA — John and Karen Brady acknowledge they broke the cardinal rule of retail when they opened a large garden center in a sparsely populated area about 35 miles south of Pocatello.
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Toilet paper isn’t the only thing being whisked off the grocery store shelves these days.
The agricultural sector has begun to struggle with the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic shocks on Idaho and Oregon agricultural industries have hit dairy, beef onion, and potato producers particularly hard. This is partially driven by the school and restaurant industr…
POCATELLO — National farm groups quickly applauded USDA’s April 17 announcement of a $19 billion ag relief program designed to assist producers, and consumers, impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
When Karyn Hopkins first saw people working the soil and then harvesting vegetables on a lot tucked away behind homes in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia, she couldn’t believe food was being grown in her city.
During World War I, posters proclaiming “Food will win the war” encouraged Americans to grow victory gardens. A century later, home gardeners are returning to that idea in the fight against a global pandemic.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho hasn’t given up on a three-way potential land swap and cash deal involving a private timber company and the U.S. Forest Service that is running into opposition from the Nez Perce Tribe, state officials said Tuesday.
Without the usual labor force provided by students due to the coronavirus, agricultural science teachers and FFA advisors face the daunting task of running school greenhouses by themselves. Their work is crucial because springtime plant sales help finance agriculture programs year-round. Sha…
POCATELLO — Idaho farmers plan to plant more wheat, hay, corn and dry beans this year than they did in 2019, according to a new report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
POCATELLO – Idaho farmers and ranchers are plowing ahead with their food-production plans this year, even as they deal with great uncertainty over how the coronavirus outbreak will impact things.
WASHINGTON, DC — American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, has created a Farmer Relief Fund. All funds raised will go directly to farmers.
POCATELLO — A BYU-Idaho agribusiness professor and his students are trying to create a grower confidence index that seeks to measure the economic health of Idaho agriculture.
It’s unknown at this moment how the coronavirus outbreak will impact Idaho’s 42 farmers markets, which provide an important income source for a lot of small- and medium-sized farms around the state.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A recall was issued for frozen berries manufactured at a farm near Lynden, Washington amid potential exposure to Norovirus, federal food regulators said.
POCATELLO — Idaho dry bean farmers have suffered through a few years of woeful prices but things are starting to change.
BOISE — Idaho farmers will not be able to grow hemp this year and it appears doubtful they will be able to grow it next year either.
BOISE — Idaho will remain one of only two states to prevent farmers from growing hemp.
BOISE — The Idaho Mining Association has named its new board of directors.
BOISE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service in Idaho is taking applications for a pair of programs to promote land conservation.
BOISE — After two days of testimony, a House committee on Wednesday voted 8-7 to kill the Senate-passed legislation to legalize hemp farming and transportation in Idaho — leaving Idaho as one of just two states, along with Mississippi, with no legal industrial hemp.
BOISE — A bill that would have resulted in the Idaho Wine Commission’s annual budget being cut by more than a third has failed.
Honey isn’t just honey anymore. At farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants, there’s a wide assortment of honeys in various colors and tastes, from far-away places and ones next door.
BRUSSELS — In Belgium, a country where beer is the culinary king, its brewing also creates magic for mushrooms.
BOISE (AP) — Restrictions on using drones for surveillance on individuals and private property would be increased under legislation that headed to the Senate on Wednesday.
Potato industry leaders from throughout the country led a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, urging the Senate to take action on a comprehensive farm labor reform bill.
BOISE — A bill that would remove regulatory language and change the Idaho State Department of Agriculture penalty enforcement for aerial pesticide applicators was sent to the House floor Monday.
“Golden Rice” is probably the world’s most hotly debated genetically modified organism. It was intended to be a beta carotene-enriched crop to reduce Vitamin A deficiency, a health problem in very poor areas. But it has never been offered to farmers for planting.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It was 2018, and after years of running a successful business in the Boise area — Same Day Electric — Patty Fletcher and her husband, Randy, wanted a change of pace.
Another growing season is building momentum with the arrival of the 2020 seed catalogs, and gardeners are drafting plans for new harvests. There’s such a thing as being too enthusiastic, though, especially among novices.
POCATELLO — Hop production in Idaho rose for the eighth straight year in 2019, and production of the bitter beer ingredient set records again both at the state level and nationally.
BOISE – The Idaho Wine Commission received a $315,000 grant this year to promote and market Idaho wine.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.
The Chubbuck United Methodist Church, since the summer of 1996, has been growing — not in the typical sense with regards to its membership, but in a way that uses the gifts of its members to give back to the communities of Chubbuck and Pocatello.
COEUR D’ALENE (AP) — Idaho’s governor called for a third-party assessment of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s water quality as a tribe that owns a third of the lake backed out of a joint monitoring project, officials said.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Nov. 22 told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak.
Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up…
NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.
PARIS (AP) — When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials disclosed another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they said it appears to be over.
The winning pumpkins of the the first annual Franklin County 4-H Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest are on their way to Salt Lake City to become boats in the ninth annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta on Oct. 19 at Oquirrh Lake, said Courtney Webster, mother of Winnie and Ned Webster who won the contest.
TWIN FALLS — He remembers the day he first laid eyes on the combine.
How do you move an Atlantic Giant pumpkin that weighs hundreds of pounds? Slowly and carefully.
IDAHO FALLS — Local miller Jeremiah Clark plans to soon expand into a new Idaho Falls facility with the capacity to process up to 5 percent of the world’s quinoa supply.