The last load of raw milk left the ranch outside Montana State Prison on Dec. 27, drying up a decades-long run for the prison’s work program that was clipped by a shift in a single company’s global commerce policy.
Oatly, the world’s largest oat milk company, raised $1.4 billion in an initial public offering Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange, capitalizing on a global surge in demand for its products.
MERIDIAN — Dairy West has hired Marissa Watson as its first vice president of sustainability, a position that underscores the importance of sustainability within the dairy community and all of agriculture, according to CEO Karianne Fallow.
IDAHO FALLS — An Idaho Falls dairy more than beat the odds recently as it welcomed triplets — all three females — into its herd.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Four members of Congress from dairy producing states again introduced legislation Thursday to prevent the labeling of products from nuts, seeds and plants as milk, saying it’s misleading to consumers.
Twenty-seven of the nation’s leading food and agriculture associations have raised the alarm over what they claim is a rapidly deteriorating trade relationship with Mexico when it comes to food and ag product exports.
SHOSHONE — A Shoshone dairy and its owner have been fined for releasing manure into the Milner-Gooding Canal in February 2017.
Agriculture is big business in Idaho’s Magic Valley area. As in, really big business.
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Flakes and shavings from a cow’s hoof fly through the air and ping off Max Boden’s protective glasses while he gives a bovine pedicure.
AMERICAN FALLS — Beef lovers are in luck with the recent opening of Falls Town Beef, a family-owned business that offers both large and small orders to households around the area.
BOISE — The USDA will invest more than $46 million this year through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for projects that mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality, and restore healthy forest ecosystems on public and private lands. Funding for 37 projects includes $13 mi…
Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things like fiber and fat and vitamins… and anti-nutrients?
TWIN FALLS — The Magic Valley is already one of America’s biggest agricultural hubs, but a new project could take the region’s food innovation capabilities to the next level.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani has a new chief financial officer.
Google searches for the word “recipe” skyrocketed during the first quarter of 2020 and are still up by about 16% from 2019, explained University of Idaho Extension educator Joel Packham.
Government payments helped Idaho’s food producers reap record profits in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new University of Idaho report.
POCATELLO — After nearly 15 years of being discussed, put on hold and then discussed again, the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment is actually happening.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani has canceled its annual yogurt giveaway due to COVID-19. The company will be donating 5,000 cases of Chobani products to the Idaho Foodbank instead.
University of Idaho’s annual Idaho Ag Outlook Seminar, scheduled for Dec. 15-18 will be moved online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOISE — A Shoshone dairy and its owner have agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor after it allowed manure to get into a canal during 2017’s record floods.
USDA data shows that farmers and ranchers are the main driver behind the significant growth in the state’s overall agricultural sector over the past few decades.
BUHL — The Magic Valley dairy industry has gone through brutal lows and record highs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
POCATELLO — Idaho’s agriculture industry continues to export a lot of farm products to other countries despite the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread:
The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk?”
MOSCOW, Idaho — Flexibility in design and operation over the next 30 to 50 years must guide the creation of the nation’s largest research dairy, University of Idaho officials said in a press release.
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.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani continues to branch out beyond yogurt.
Three Idaho mining companies and Western States Caterpillar have made a combined $12,000 donation in support of a dairy industry program that makes butter and cheese for area food banks from surplus milk.
Richard Johnson’s corn crop is progressing well and Sam Reed’s dairy cows are still producing plenty of milk for making his family’s famous ice cream.
POCATELLO — Amid the market challenges farmers and ranchers are facing because of the coronavirus outbreak, the new USMCA trade deal offers the U.S. agricultural industry a ray of optimism.
POCATELLO — When it comes to milk prices, Idaho’s dairy industry has been on a roller-coaster ride since last fall. Right now, the roller-coaster in on a sharp upswing.
Borden dairy, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, has been sold to two private equity firms.
Ron Randall raised his family hauling milk, and today, his son Steve and grandsons are carrying on the family business.
PRESTON — At a time when dairies are sharpening their pencils to stay in business and others are simply selling their herds, Jordan and Mandy Darrington have started up Udderworld Dairy on Hot Springs Road.
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 — After setting records during fiscal years 2018 and 2019, wolf depredations of livestock in Idaho are down significantly during the first 10 months of fiscal 2020, which ends June 30.
The work being done in Pocatello High School science teacher Maygan Layson’s laboratory could someday help protect the public from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
Thinking outside the proverbial box, the organization that represents dairies in Idaho and Utah has found a way to help producers and needy Americans at the same time.
POCATELLO — The reports of some farmers, ranchers or dairy operations dumping their farm commodities is not easy news to digest.
MERIDIAN — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dairy West has launched Curds + Kindness, a program to direct surplus dairy products to people in need throughout Idaho and Utah.
MOUNT VERNON, Washington — At the start of the year, things were looking up for Skagit County’s dairy farmers, with milk prices trending upward after five years of low prices.
POCATELLO — Idaho’s congressional delegation is joining other members of Congress in asking the Trump administration to eliminate the payment limits included in a $19 billion agricultural relief program announced by USDA April 17.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, signed a letter authored by Sen. Jim Risch, also R-Idaho, asking Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to extend assistance to the dairy industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the loss of one of its major markets — the restaurant industry — some Idaho dairy farms started dumping excess milk this past weekend.
POCATELLO – Idaho dairy farmers are still producing milk, and lots of it, even as the price they receive for their commodity has plummeted during the coronavirus outbreak.
BOISE — An Idaho Falls dairy’s expansion into the Boise area market was going great, until the coronavirus outbreak hit.
GOODING, Idaho (AP) — A Jerome woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing more than $660,000 from a southern Idaho dairy.
SEATTLE — Darigold, Inc. has announced plans to invest $67 million to expand production of its FIT milk line at its Boise facility this year.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region.
The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the consumption habits of Americans shift.
National Milk Day is Saturday, Jan. 11, and Reed’s Dairy is celebrating by offering free glasses of milk at all of their store locations throughout Idaho.
I am an Idahoan. I grew up on a dairy and have worked in the dairy industry nearly my entire life. I support the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It is good conservative legislation that supports legal immigration and really takes a look at the reform we as Americans have been demanding.