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.

POCATELLO — The reports of some farmers, ranchers or dairy operations dumping their farm commodities is not easy news to digest.

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.

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.

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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.

POCATELLO — Idaho farmers pocketed 50 percent more profits in 2019 than during the prior year, according to a recent University of Idaho economic report.

Driving 20 hours from Iowa to Idaho for his induction into the Idaho Milk Processors Association Hall of Fame gave Gaylord Fowler plenty of time to reflect on a career that began in Grace and ended 46 years later in Blackfoot.

TWIN FALLS — The news Tuesday that Congressional Democrats had reached a deal with the White House to approve a new North America trade agreement was welcomed in Idaho, where officials said the development will help the dairy industry.

An Aberdeen company is hoping to expand the market for alfalfa hay by developing a new type of protein product. Green Gold Development, LLC received 40 hours of research expertise under Idaho National Laboratory’s Technical Assistance Program.

BOISE — Whitesides Dairy near Rupert has been awarded by the Idaho dairy industry for taking milk quality to an extremely high level.

CENTRAL POINT, Oregon — Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River blue cheese has been named world’s best cheese at the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy. Expert judges from around the globe tasted 3,800 of the world’s most distinguished cheeses to choose Rogue River blue as the world champion. …

JEROME — When a group of dairy families opened Idaho Milk Products a decade ago, the company faced a murky future at best. The $80 million facility began churning out cream and protein during a recession, at a time of painfully low milk prices.

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere.

Skagit County, Washington, dairy farmer Dwayne Faber said young farmers need to have more of a business mindset than farmers of previous generations and they need to think of innovative ways to run their farms.

POCATELLO — Despite trade wars and rumors of trade wars, the total value of Idaho agricultural exports increased 7 percent during the first six months of 2019, compared with the same period last year.

TWIN FALLS — A new Twin Falls dairy processing plant will cost an estimated $130 million to build. The Gem State Dairy Products facility will be next to the Glanbia plant at Washington Street and Diamond Avenue West.

JEROME — The University of Idaho has bought more property for its massive research dairy, locking in a Jerome site for a public visitor center, housing, faculty offices and classrooms for the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.

Meridian High School agriculture teacher Steve Wilder led the Real Dairy Parade as grand marshal June 22 during Meridian Dairy Days.

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.

NAMPA ─ A windmill spins in the front yard of Evert and Dora Jansen Van Beek. They sit to the side of their house and reminisce about the past, in view of the empty dairy barn that pays homage to the thriving dairy operation they once had.