SODA SPRINGS — The federal Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and Caribou-Targhee National Forest released a draft environmental impact statement last week analyzing different alternatives for the proposed Dairy Syncline Mine east of Soda Springs.

The best part of raising your own 4-H lambs, is selecting a good prospect, says Macoy Hill.

A series of eastern Idaho pesticide applicator training seminars will be held in early December at various locations around the region.

As a child, we were always close to my dad’s side of the family. We gathered as a family once a month and on all major holidays. Thanksgiving was one of those holidays.

Tatelyn Hill has been in 4-H for eight years and this year enrolled in FFA at the Technical Careers High School. The school is in District 93.

FORT HALL — When Mike and Wendy Swore purchased the farm on Ballard Road north of Pocatello in 2000, they wanted to build on the foundation laid by former owners George and Kin Sato. For a generation the Satos sold what many considered the best sweet corn in the area.

MONTPELIER — Volunteers at Animals Need Help of Bear Lake, a volunteer animal rescue organization in Montpelier, say they have been trapping and rescuing Pyrenees sheepherding dogs from the mountains around the Bear Lake area for the past 15 years.

REXBURG — Gale Harding, an auctioneer and Upper Snake River Valley agriculture guru, emphasized the importance of Idaho’s agribusiness during a talk before the Rexburg Kiwanis last week.

What is patriotism? Simply put, it is a devotion to one’s country. When “The Star-Spangled Banner” is sung, some people become emotional. I love to see the flag displayed openly, especially when there’s a holiday that we don’t have large celebrations for. I appreciate people who have flag po…

What is patriotism? Simply put, it is a devotion to one’s country. When “The Star-Spangled Banner” is sung, some people become emotional. I love to see the flag displayed openly, especially when there’s a holiday that we don’t have large celebrations for. I appreciate people who have flag po…

RIGBY — Those driving a half-mile south past the Clark Ward Church off Idaho Highway 48 may have notice a historical marker nailed into a large Lombardi Poplar Tree. This sign marks the location of the 60-acre Brown Homestead and three 100-year-old poplar trees.

Gentry Loveland joined 4-H after her grandmother, Darla Hill, and her uncle and aunt, Jared and Jeanna Hill, noticed how much she liked their lambs.

RIGBY — Four members of the Idaho Reining Horse Association took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Beijing this past July to demonstrate various horsemanship skills and provide instruction.

POCATELLO — The federal government has suggested a tweak to J.R. Simplot Co.’s planned Smoky Canyon Mine expansion, which regulators say would reduce selenium impacts while also enabling the company to use a less robust protective cap over backfilled pits.

RIGBY — Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson reflected on an excellent year between the Mud Lake and Rigby FFA and 4-H programs in a meeting with the county commissioners.

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. I love it. The heat of the summer is over. And not only that, the busy-ness of the farming is behind us: The grain has been cut and either stored or taken to one of the elevators and sold. The straw has been baled. The hay has been cut three times, …

AMERICAN FALLS — American Falls High School ag instructor Marc Beitia is having a good year. In addition to being named Idaho’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year,” the school’s FFA chapter is headed to nationals this month as one of 10 National FFA Model of Excellence finalists.

Makae Hogge has many interests, from mountain biking, to 4-H where she won first at the Eastern Idaho State Fair last year in stationing and she qualified to go again this year. Stationing is where a rider moves cattle to different points in the arena. Makae, 12, added that win to many other…

Gardening is not a sport for the weak-hearted, the half-dedicated or the person who thinks that a pretty yard comes in a bottle. It can be overwhelming, frustrating, expensive and more work than fun.

FRANKLIN — The Franklin City Council room was full at its regular meeting on Sept. 12, mainly in support of Ron and Robert Wilkinson who voiced their concern regarding the increased stench within the city limits. They suggested the city review its odor ordinance.

PRESTON — In honor of the 38 years Dennis Clark never missed the Franklin County Fair, and the hundreds of sheep he sheared for 4-H and FFA youth, his family instituted a new award.

PRESTON — This summer has been long, hot and dry. As a result, some common issues have been appearing: spider mites and summer leaf scorch.

Sometimes known as “southwest injury,” sunscald on trees is damage to the bark on the side of the tree facing the sun, which in our area is the southwest. Sunscald can occur in both the summer and the wintertime and can be caused by many environmental factors.

BOISE — A federally-run sheep experiment station in eastern Idaho long targeted by environmental groups will resume grazing sheep in the Centennial Mountains of Idaho and Montana next year.

My husband, Boyd, and I spent a few days in St. George, Utah, last spring staying at a cousin’s house. We were having a reunion and had lots of fun, lots of stories were told and lots of food eaten. We spent time doing genealogy and toured the LDS Genealogy Center down there. It’s always goo…

We all have pests come into our yards and cause problems with our landscapes, gardens, trees and bushes. These pests can range from small grubs that eat the grass roots in our lawn to moose eating our shade and fruit trees during the middle of winter.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story ran in Tuesday’s Post Register. It is being re-run in Farm & Ranch for our readers who may have missed it.

PRESTON — Newswander Brothers Honey expects their harvest to be down this year due the heat and dry conditions this summer, co-owner David Jeppsen said.

BLACKFOOT — When Reid Lance Rosenthal was 9 years old and growing up on the family ranch in Rist Canyon, Colo., he vowed to himself one day to write No. 1 bestselling books.

BLACKFOOT — A popular family-oriented free attraction is back at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, the Super Science Co. gives people of all ages a chance to relax and play.

FORT HALL — One jockey, three horses and no saddles is the recipe for what has been called America’s first extreme sport: Indian relay racing.

RIGBY — The Jefferson County Junior Market Sale earlier this month was a huge success this year, in which more than $203,000 worth of animals was sold.

UPPER SNAKE RIVER VALLEY — Despite concerns over tariffs limiting worldwide sales of grain, Upper Valley farmers feel good about this year’s grain crop that’s proving plentiful, says Jon Hogge, the University of Idaho’s area cereals educator.

RIGBY — The Rigby High School FFA Chapter has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a National FFA Model of Excellence award from the National FFA Organization.

DRIGGS —Whitney Waddell circled the buyer’s arena under Fair Building on Aug. 10 showing her last steer at the Teton Valley Fair. She was confident, and smiled while working the more than 1,200-pound animal with the greatest of ease.

POCATELLO — The Southeast Regional Office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been notified by the irrigation company managing Treasureton Reservoir near Preston that repairs on the dam are necessary.

PRESTON — As wheat and barley farmers get going on harvest, firefighters are also preparing for the possibility of wildfires caused by combines.

More than100 people turned out Aug. 8 for the Teton County Farm Bureau’s Farm and Ranch Tour, an event dreamed up to connect residents to the farmers and ranchers who are using innovative tools and methods to maintain their livelihood.

BOISE — It’s been 13 years since Steve Love was involved in potato research and development but his effect has not been forgotten.