AMERICAN FALLS — In 2006, when Greg Andersen began managing Seagull Bay Dairy near American Falls, he hoped the dairy would be at the forefront of Holstein breeding trends nationally and internationally.

BLACKFOOT – There are many agricultural operations in Bingham County that carry the appellation “Family Farm,” and if that means one that’s handed down from father to son and operated with only family labor, the Hatch Dairy off Rich Lane is the epitome of the term.

BOISE — Idaho exported $231 million worth of agricultural products to other nations during the first three months of 2019, an 8 percent increase compared with the same period in 2018.

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that’s a popular destinatio…

MERIDIAN — This year’s Dairy Days will include all the events the community has come to expect and enjoy — pancakes, a petting zoo and dairy animal competitions — with one big change. The parade will be held on Saturday instead of Friday.

Record slow soy, corn planting continues

ALBION, N.Y. — Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation.

WENDELL — A dairy in the midst of shutting down has filed a lawsuit against its bookkeeper, claiming she embezzled more than $700,000 from the company.

WENDELL — A dairy in the midst of shutting down has filed a lawsuit against its bookkeeper, claiming she embezzled more than $700,000 from the company.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won’t tackle the underlying challenges they face.

LOGAN, Utah — Operations at Utah State University’s Gary H. Richardson Dairy Products Laboratory have returned to normal after closing shop before Thanksgiving last year. Workers spent the past four months renovating the lab to conform to state regulations.

JAY, Vt. — Some dairy farmers advocated Tuesday for controlling the supply of milk to increase prices as producers and officials discussed how to support the struggling industry at a two-day summit.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Korn family, owners of Korn Dairy in Terreton, has been named among the 2019 Members of Distinction by Dairy Farmers of America, according to a news release.

LOGAN, Utah — Farmers see markets move unexpectedly as trade deals fall through and harsh weather can completely wipe out crops and herds. Farmers and tight profit margins hate uncertainty. After the nation’s longest government shutdown, agricultural economics experts are factoring in one mo…

TWIN FALLS — Gem State Dairy Products LLC, announced plans Monday to establish one of the largest aseptic milk processing plants in the United States and will be located in Twin Falls.

POCATELLO (IFBF) — Idaho Farm Bureau Federation will contribute $100,000 to the University of Idaho’s proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers are facing a buildup of snow that’s causing damage to some structures as the state continues to get hit by unrelenting winter weather.

BOISE (UI) — A plan to create the nation’s largest research dairy advanced Feb. 14 with the Idaho State Board of Education’s vote to allow the University of Idaho to buy land for the $45 million project.

BOISE — During this year’s Girls Scout Cookie Sale, the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage are again teaming up with Dairy West to donate to the Idaho Foodbank to help those in need.

TWIN FALLS — Idaho dairy farmers are pioneering a new program to educate and train employees on workplace safety and awareness on the job.

MERIDIAN — The United Dairy Industry Association's board of directors elected John Brubaker, owner of Knott Run Dairy in Buhl, treasurer at the national dairy industry's recent annual meeting in Phoenix.

MERIDIAN — Dairy farmers and industry leaders who have had a significant impact on the dairy industry were honored at Dairy West’s recent annual meeting in Boise.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — More than 21,400 dairy producers opted for coverage through the Margin Protection Program for Dairy in 2018, up by more than 2,000 producers from the previous year.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture organizations are applauding President Donald Trump’s signing of a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, but agricultural industry members said they don’t expect it to have an impact on prices.

CALDWELL — The Community Council of Idaho’s newly formed immigration legal services program, Familias Unidas, recently received backing from the Idaho Dairymen’s Association with a financial award to assist with services for migrant families.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — High production costs and falling commodity prices over the past four years are forcing more and more dairy farmers out of business in Iowa and other dairy states, according to agribusiness experts and farm groups.

MOSCOW — A University of Idaho study plans a new approach to mastitis, a major human and animal disease problem that causes discomfort for breastfeeding mothers and damages dairy industry productivity.

LOGAN, Utah — For the second time, the Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center was ranked the No. 1 college dairy herd in the nation by Holstein World magazine.

STERLING — A “horsewoman who’s retired to goats” is how Lynn Morrison describes herself in pondering how she came to have a life dominated by making cheese from the four-legged milk machines.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. —Two Klamath Falls brothers are adding to the local brewing landscape after spending the last several months refurbishing a century-old milk parlor to start Skyline Brewing Co.

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.

SUN VALLEY — The Idaho Milk Processors Association has awarded scholarships to seven U.S. college students studying food or dairy science for 2018.

BROOKLYN, Iowa — For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said.

SUN VALLEY — A team of food science students from Brigham Young University won the 2018 Idaho Milk Processors Association new product competition Saturday.