Zak and Rick Miller expect to lose a portion of their potato crop to frost damage, but their St. Anthony farm is positioned to survive thanks to a recent outpouring of community support.
Taryn Sessions is the first president of the first middle school FFA chapter in Idaho.
The winning pumpkins of the the first annual Franklin County 4-H Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest are on their way to Salt Lake City to become boats in the ninth annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta on Oct. 19 at Oquirrh Lake, said Courtney Webster, mother of Winnie and Ned Webster who won the contest.
Roughly an inch of snow fell on James Hoff’s potato fields south of Idaho Falls on Wednesday as he and his crews raced to bring in the rest of the crop.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final cleanup plan for the 534-acre Ballard Mine Site, a former open-pit phosphate mine located 13 miles north of Soda Springs.
Marc Beitia, who is both the mayor of American Falls and an agriculture teacher at American Falls High School, is elbows deep in projects and programs this year.
Gracie Andrus is an officer in Rigby Middle School’s new FFA chapter, which started last fall.
The shorter, cooler days and longer periods of darkness let us know that fall is definitely here. The leaves on the trees are changing the colors of their wardrobes from green to golds, yellows and reds. When we are outside in the early mornings or evenings, the warmth of a jacket or sweatsh…
Looking out over the foothills east of Idaho Falls, it is hard to believe that at one time over 1,800 people lived, worked, and loved in this area. Back then you would have seen cabins, with smoke snaking its way out of the chimneys, scattered throughout the landscape, men working with horse…
Land managers hope a barbed-wire fence under construction in the Caribou National Forest's Mink Creek Area will keep cows away from several popular trails while also protecting 2,000 acres within a sensitive watershed.
IDAHO FALLS — Local miller Jeremiah Clark plans to soon expand into a new Idaho Falls facility with the capacity to process up to 5 percent of the world’s quinoa supply.
Colena Dorcheus of Rexburg began 4-H as a Cloverbud, showing chickens and goats, but with the help of her leader, Karisa Cutright, she’s showing horses.
Early in Idaho’s sugar beet harvest, Treasure Valley farmers are reporting uncharacteristically high sugar content relative to beets being dug in Magic Valley and the state’s eastern region.
Koden Krosch is carrying on a family tradition by raising a market Hampshire pig in 4-H Custer County.
High school senior Carson Hill is considering a career in welding, agriculture or auto body.
Well, here we go again. I thought I had made it through this summer without sitting behind the wheel of the pickup with a load on the trailer behind, but I was wrong. I was called to work the other morning as another driver was needed. We were hauling straw from a field I’d never hauled from…
This fall, Mattson Thompson of Shelley will pursue a college degree as a surgical technician with the help of a $6,000 scholarship and several other scholarships.
Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls redistricting
BLACKFOOT — Hunter Owens is a 14-year-old with a business card and his own “hedge fund.”
PLEASANT VALLEY — A local potato farmer believes he can cut back on his use of fumigation by raising two specific commercial crops — oriental mustard and a promising new spud variety called Clearwater Russet.
Stetson Hill is working toward a career in welding.
The other evening my husband, Boyd, asked if I wanted to ride with him on our John Deere Gater to go out back and check the cows. It was a beautiful fall evening, sun still up, air starting to cool down, so why not? Thinking this would be no more than a pleasant ride out and back, I didn’t t…
HAMER — Justin Place will soon become the first U.S. farmer to commercially harvest a type of mustard developed using a promising new approach to breeding varieties of the crop.
Going into its third year, The Ultimate Bullriding Battle scheduled for Aug. 24 at Sandy Downs will give back to the Idaho Falls community.
Hunter Sessions is involved in 4-H and FFA and works two summer jobs.
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.
Karson Krosch has raised market Hampshire pigs in 4-H for the past three years and treasures the new friendships he’s made along the way.
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…
Wheat farmers throughout the state are reporting average yields and good quality, though they’re harvesting about two weeks behind schedule, according to industry sources.
REXBURG — On Aug. 9, David Wood and his family were honored with the Century Farm Award.
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.
Last year, Karisa Cutright was in a Madison County 4-H club. This year, at age 19, she’s leading it.
Jefferson County area residents and farmers may need to be on the lookout for a new noxious weed in coming years.
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.
“In the leafy treetops the birds sing good morning.
REXBURG – The Idaho Water Resource Board approved 10 Flood-Management grants statewide for a total of $870,000 at its regular bimonthly meeting in Rexburg.
EAST IDAHO — There are a number of county fairs happening throughout East Idaho in the coming weeks.
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.
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
By John O’Connell
Traveling the globe to take care of animals is Tristan Rockhill’s goal.
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.
Kase Hainline is applying everything he learned in raising market hogs in 4-H to raising a market hog in FFA.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.
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.
Destiny Grebstad loves animals and believes the emotional support they give is invaluable.
Having just celebrated the Fourth of July, did we stop to think what we were celebrating and what part our flag plays in the celebrations?
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.