It’s time to think about getting ready for school and I’m not sure anyone is ready to face that yet! Summer has flown by fast this year! I can remember myself getting ready for the fall starting of school. I always loved school and studying, so looking forward to returning to that was exciti…

UPPER VALLEY — Thanks to President Trump’s promise to aid farmers negatively impacted by trade wars, Upper Valley farmers received a combined $1,034,033 last year to compensate for money lost during the trade wars with foreign countries. Of that money, Fremont Growers received $447,782 while…

Davlyn Holloway wants to be a zoologist one day, and raising livestock at home and taking ag classes at Rigby Middle School are helping her to prepare.

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Barley Commission has reduced its annual revenue projection by about 6 percent for the coming fiscal year, compared with last year.

MADISON COUNTY − The Madison County Food and Water District held their annual agricultural tour on July 25. This year they looked at conservation projects in the area. Those projects included a high tunnel greenhouse and raising miniature cows.

Joining Mackay High School’s FFA chapter and taking ag classes has paid unexpected dividends for freshman Kooper Hainline.

REXBURG — The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer water level dropped slightly in the past year, but aquifer spring flows are showing a general upward trend overall, indicating that the aquifer is still rebounding as a result of wet winters, ESPA recharge flows, water reductions by ground water irri…

Cannon Mayer saves the money he earns from the sale of his market 4-H pigs for college and his career choice is law.

We are told that we all need to be needed, to feel needed. Apparently, for some people, there is a lack of that need, and I’m not sure what the consequences are if that lack is not fulfilled, but I do know that if any of you have that need, marry a farmer/rancher.

ABERDEEN — Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y.

POCATELLO — Bannock County can now kill mosquito larva and eradicate noxious weeds in places that were previously inaccessible, thanks to a new drone designed to spray herbicide and pesticide.

ABERDEEN — University of Idaho Extension weed specialist Pam Hutchinson intentionally damages the nine crops in her long and narrow garden, using 30 different herbicides commonly applied in the region.

This is the first time Nathan Church has belonged to a 4-H archery club, but it’s not his first time shooting a bow and arrow.

DRIGGS — Elaine Johnson has an infectious vigor and a wry sense of humor that serves her well when she’s instructing 4-H classes, scoring well at regional mule shows or performing seemingly endless home renovations on her cabin off 4000 N.

ABERDEEN — Farmers throughout much of the state may be in for a weedy growing season, due to cold and rainy spring weather, a University of Idaho Extension weed expert said.

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.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s wet spring and below-average temperatures the last three months will likely mean a later start for forest fires, but rangeland fires could be a problem as grasses dry out, a federal wildfire forecaster said Tuesday.

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.

Bethany Church sees similarities between archery and playing the violin.

SHELLEY — The genetic revolution in the dairy industry was barely a blip on his career radar screen when Dr. Kevin Crandall graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

BOISE — Giving away the original 6-ton replica Russet Burbank that once toured the nation on its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is paying major dividends for the Idaho Potato Commission.

Piper Elkington plans to minor in animal nutrition in college so she can join the family business, Elkington Polled Herefords and South Devon’s, after graduation.

How excited we would be to have school out for the summer. The last few days of school all students were put to work. We had to scrub down the walls of the classroom and scrub all of the desks inside and out. I can’t remember having to wash windows, but we had to clean any shelves and closet…

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

When Rocky Hatridge’s mom suggested he try archery, Rocky, 12, thought it was a good idea.

Jade Bondley is applying what she’s learned in zoology, animal science, and nutrition classes at Technical Careers High School, where students are raising and breeding rabbits.