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.

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.

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…

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.

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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.

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…

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.

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…

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.