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EMMETT — Agricultural production each year is heavily dependent upon a series of fortunate events to reach optimum goals. Primary among those events are weather-related activities and so far the 2019 winter and spring patterns have provided a lot of promise for agriculture producers in Gem County.

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Water Resources Department is in the process of validating a call on Upper Klamath Lake tributaries, including the Wood River, filed by senior water right holders — the Klamath Tribes — on April 18.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Viva Farms is looking to sign up more low-income residents in Skagit County for its community-supported agriculture program, a weekly subscription to produce grown by local farmers.

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EMMETT — Agricultural production each year is heavily dependent upon a series of fortunate events to reach optimum goals. Primary among those events are weather-related activities and so far the 2019 winter and spring patterns have provided a lot of promise for agriculture producers in Gem County.

BISMARCK, N.D. When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon.

PRESTON — The committee that plans That Famous Preston Night Rodeo each year has decided to “be more involved in the community and supporting kids and education,” Chairwoman Kris Beckstead said.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Statewide, dry and warm weather helped Idaho grain and vegetable producers seed their fields in the week ending Sunday, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

BELGRADE, Mont. — Fourth-graders from all over the area enjoyed a day out of their classrooms last week at the Gallatin Valley Farm Fair north of Belgrade.

RIGBY — The Rigby Future Farmers of America held its first ever Ag Exploration Day at the Rigby Fair Grounds May 2, where third-graders from each of the elementary schools in the Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 were able to come and learn about agriculture.

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MIDDLETON — The Idaho Youth Ranch’s equine therapy program, which helps children to process anxiety and trauma by working with horses, has built up a waiting list of about 60 children.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — At the Washington Head Start Center, 4-year-old Kaesius Molnar and his classmates are learning about fruits and vegetables — where they come from, how they grow and how they taste.

REXBURG — New officers for the North Upper Snake River FFA District were selected May 8 during the closing social for the 2018-19 District FFA officer year at Beaver Dick Park in Rexburg, according to a news release.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Leah Ghielmetti stood in the center of a soft, sheltered Klamath County Fairgrounds dirt floor. She gently stroked a light caramel-colored horse named Peach, then shared her horse massage philosophy to a rapt group of college biology students taking notes at folding tab…

MERRILL, Ore. — The first-graders in Laci Teaters’ class at Merrill Elementary School had been waiting — 21 days to be exact.

Lexi Crawford, 34, is the first woman to hold a position on the Oregon Potato Commission in its nearly 70-year history. Crawford is junior partner at Gold Dust & Walker Farms in Malin.

GARDINER, Mont. — Bison managers are thrilled with the movement of five bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and they hope it’s a sign of things to come.

WENDELL — A dairy in the midst of shutting down has filed a lawsuit against its bookkeeper, claiming she embezzled more than $700,000 from the company.

MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Despite the generally warmer weather, frost in southern Idaho caused some damage to newly emerged sugar beets, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.