For 21 years now, the silver Cortney Wickham memorial buckle has blessed both the giver and the receiver. In 2000, Cortney Wickham had qualified in five events at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot but tragically she died in an accident a few weeks before the fair. Cortney was 9 years…
Recently released federal data show that Idaho, once again, is the top Western state when it comes to farm income on a per capita basis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the USDA announced Sept. 8 its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing.
A Magic Valley mink farmer is convinced a federal bill that would ban his industry nationwide has more to do with placating animal rights activists than accomplishing its stated goal of avoiding potential COVID-19 mutations.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has filed a temporary emergency rule requiring all mink ranchers to vaccinate their animals against COVID-19.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting to more full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attractive by increasing pay and benefits.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana commission advanced Thursday proposed rules that would allow the use of snares to hunt wolves and extend the wolf trapping season after the Republican-controlled Legislature passed laws earlier this year meant to reduce the state’s wolf population.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began this week after the pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States, company officials said.
In Salmon, ranchers, hunters, a local church and a state agency work together to make sure families in need get plenty of protein in their diets.
Three conservation organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s 2019 approval of a Caribou County phosphate mine planned to supply ore for Bayer AG’s Soda Springs operations.
A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a global rush to exploit oceanic resources that’s been dubbed the “blue acceleration.”
HAGERMAN — The trout swarm in a wriggling ball for a second, like a flock of underwater starlings. A second later they scatter. Every few moments you hear a splash when one of them leaps above the water to gobble up a pellet of food floating on the water’s surface.
In February, anglers in the Magic and Treasure valleys will reap the benefits of the relationships between commercial trout growers in southern Idaho and Idaho Fish and Game.
Aquaculture, or fish farming, is the world’s fastest-growing food production sector. But the key ingredients in commercial fish feed – fishmeal and fish oil – come from an unsustainable source: small fish, such as anchovies and herring, near the base of ocean food webs.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak.
The forestry sector — landowners, logging companies and sawmills — have lost an estimated $1.1 billion in 2020. Devastating wildfires and Hurricane Laura have played a part, but the COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to significant losses. If workers are required to stay home, then no tr…
The world likely can’t keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how we grow, eat and throw away our food, but we don’t need to all go vegan, a new study says.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for developing a way of editing genes likened to “molecular scissors” that offer the promise of one day curing inherited diseases.
Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in recent weeks after rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier’s operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said.
Chicken sales have been soaring since spring when consumers became concerned about food production during the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former oil industry attorney will continue calling the shots for a government agency that oversees nearly a quarter-billion public acres in the U.S. West, despite the White House saying over the weekend that President Donald Trump would withdraw the nomination of Wil…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has killed the last two known wolves in the so-called Wedge pack in Stevens County, which had been preying on livestock, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.
Sage grouse numbers have remained mostly flat this year, according to data from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
McCAMMON — Raising an iconic native animal on their local livestock ranch is starting to pay dividends for Rob and Jenny Perkins.
POCATELLO – U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials are asking Idaho ranchers who water livestock on BLM land to sign voluntary agreements stating that they are limited agents of the federal government.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning due to high fire danger for most of Nevada stretching into parts of California, Arizona and Utah.
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coronavirus hotspots erupted at major U.S. meatpacking plants, experts criticized extremely tight working conditions that made the factories natural high risk contagion locations. But some Midwestern politicians have pointed the finger at the workers’ living conditions,…
LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon ranching couple, fined nearly $18,000 for creating an illegal burn pile that included 40 dead animals, contested the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s penalty and won.
LOS ANGELES — The near shutdown of the economy in response to COVID-19 has reduced demand for commodities like oil, lumber and copper and triggered sharp drops in their prices, but some analysts predict the stage is set for a rebound.
Many Americans may be surprised and confused to see farmers dumping milk down the drain or letting vegetables rot in their fields.
Ubiquitous social distancing by consumers drives the adoption of frozen food products as these can be stored for a long duration of time. Thioglycolates are crucial ingredient that enhances the shelf-life of frozen foods. On this favorable backdrop the global thioglycolates market will be va…
Tyson Foods recently suspended production at its Waterloo, Iowa, pork processing plant due to a growing coronavirus outbreak among employees. The plant was Tyson’s largest, employing some 2,800 workers and processing 19,500 pigs a day. At least 180 confirmed infections originated from the pl…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took executive action to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply.
OMAHA, Neb. — Some massive meat processing plants have closed at least temporarily because their workers were sickened by the new coronavirus, raising concerns that there could soon be shortages of beef, pork and poultry in supermarkets.
REXBURG — At Christmas, during the Sutton family’s live nativity pageant, a sturdy little animal named Sunshine carries the wise men’s packs, symbolizing offerings of incense and myrrh.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen wolves were killed last month to help curb struggling elk populations in north-central Idaho, wildlife officials said.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie.
NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom?
BLACKFOOT — Hunter Owens is a 14-year-old with a business card and his own “hedge fund.”