COEUR d’ALENE — Idaho Farm Bureau Federation voting delegates confirmed IFBF’s position on industrial hemp during their recent annual meeting.
The recent approval of an updated trade agreement for North America is good news for U.S. potato growers who do business in Mexico, according to the top official with the potato industry's lobbying organization.
An Aberdeen company is hoping to expand the market for alfalfa hay by developing a new type of protein product. Green Gold Development, LLC received 40 hours of research expertise under Idaho National Laboratory’s Technical Assistance Program.
BOISE — For the first time in several years, there is some optimism creeping into Idaho’s dairy industry.
The Chubbuck United Methodist Church, since the summer of 1996, has been growing — not in the typical sense with regards to its membership, but in a way that uses the gifts of its members to give back to the communities of Chubbuck and Pocatello.
Two Parma students have joined the American Angus Association.
POCATELLO — A man who spurred a national movement through his personal quest to protect motorized access to Southeast Idaho’s public lands has died.
DRIGGS — Farmers who divert from the Teton River Basin hope a new aquifer recharge pilot program will bolster late-season flows in the system and extend their irrigation season.
IDAHO FALLS — New owners, a new location and some canny changes to the product line are positioning 55-year-old Manwaring Cheese for the future.
HAMER — The staff at Circle Z Ag and Irrigation has come up with a creative take on displaying Christmas lights that’s been attracting attention in this small Eastern Idaho community.
ABERDEEN — As a rule of thumb, Idaho farmers have fetched a small premium per bushel by raising hard white wheat — a class demanded both domestically and abroad for its light color and sweet flavor.
BOISE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to complete environmental reviews of 20 water diversions in central Idaho that a conservation group says could be harming imperiled salmon.
BOISE (AP) — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it back to central Idaho this year.
DRIGGS — The ponds, wetlands and streams on Idaho’s private working lands provide critical hydrologic, ecological and habitat benefits that extend far beyond the fence lines. When these areas become degraded and their function impaired, landowners may look to a restoration contractor like Aq…
At the top of Cold Springs summit, nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, Lucile rancher Marty Gill gets a charge out of the big view.
BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board heard a presentation from staff about potential locations for a large recharge basin in the upper portion of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer region during a mid-November meeting.
BOISE — Whitesides Dairy near Rupert has been awarded by the Idaho dairy industry for taking milk quality to an extremely high level.
POCATELLO — Two separate sets of federal data both show that the total value of Idaho agricultural exports is on the rise.
FORT HALL — Attendees at Idaho Potato Commission’s 2019 Harvest Meeting heard from industry leaders such as Potatoes USA President and CEO Blair Richardson, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles and NPC COO Mike Wenkel.
To launch the holiday season, Mackay High School FFA alumni are sponsoring the 35th Annual Mackay Christmas Bazaar Saturday.
Wesley Zollinger of St. Anthony is only 11 years old but he’s been through some tough things like being stepped on by a bull and riding bull with his collar bone broken. Oh and he’s one of the top 10 to 12-year-old bull riders in the region in his first year on a bull.
EAGLE — Thanksgiving will now have to share the fourth Thursday of November with a new national holiday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A District of Columbia federal judge has denied a Montana landowner’s plea to halt the hunting of bison just outside Yellowstone National Park.
Rigby FFA members joined nearly 70,000 other participants at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. The chapter was recognized for achievement in the National Chapter Awards program, extemporaneous public speaking, forestry career development event and Natio…
FORT HALL — This is a crop that will sell itself.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market inched higher Nov. 18, the latest nudge in its record-setting, six-week run, as markets wait for the next development in trade talks between the United States and China.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani started dabbling with non-dairy foods this year when it launched a coconut-based non-dairy product.
For the company’s hard work in the area of environmental stewardship, Valley Agronomics of Pocatello received the Ambassador of Respect award for North America for 2019 from Corteva Agriscience, which sponsors the annual Environmental Respect Awards.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — It’s been a bitter harvest for many Minnesota and North Dakota sugar beet farmers.
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little’s Salmon Workgroup will meet in Boise on Nov. 19. The public meeting will be held at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise.
Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don’t, and that led the nation’s biggest milk producer, which has large operations in Idaho, to file for bankruptcy Tuesday.
For the first time in 24 years Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.
Three Caldwell students received awards at an Oct. 25 ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri, for their successes in the National Junior Hereford Association Fed Steer Shootout.
CHALLIS, Idaho (AP) — Nearly 300 wild horses have been captured in central Idaho as part of a plan by federal land managers to reduce the number of wild horses roaming the area to about 185.
The Paul-area late blight outbreak wasn’t much of a story among the state’s potato farmers in 2019.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases are set to go to auction.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company.
Tags for Christmas trees can be bought for $5 at Salmon-Challis National Forest offices in Challis, Leadore, Mackay and North Fork and participating vendors and for $10 at Sawtooth National Forest offices and participating vendors.
TWIN FALLS — Idaho salmon and steelhead are in trouble. Several years of warm ocean temperatures are a big reason why alarmingly few smolts have made it back to the Gem State as adults since 2015.
MERIDIAN, ID — Wildland firefighters were scheduled to visit the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, to meet with student doctors and discuss how to manage their unique healthcare needs.
The Bureau of Land Management plans to roundup about 365 wild horses in the Challis area next month to “reduce overpopulation.”
Idaho has a reputation for producing a high-quality wheat crop on a consistent basis and this year was no exception.
FORT HALL — The Idaho Potato Commission will host The Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting on Nov. 13 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center, 777 Bannock Trail.
BOISE – Idahoans who participated in a governor’s trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong called it a success and said it could open doors to more trade opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers and other businesses.
Unseasonably cold and wet October weather has delayed fall wheat planting and emergence, potentially putting fields at risk of winter kill, said University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist Juliet Marshall.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association welcomed the introduction of The Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the U.S. House of Representatives today.
BOISE — Idaho has nearly met a long-term goal set in 2009 of minimizing its annual impact on the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer by 600,000 acre-feet, according to state water officials.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public lands agency told reporters it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds …
BOISE — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has announced that Locally-Led Work Group meetings are being scheduled across the state in November and December.
FIRTH — When his oxen team escaped in the late 1800s as Nels Just traveled through East Idaho, he found them grazing on what he thought was an idyllic patch of ground east of what is now the town of Firth.
FIRTH — When the final exterior restoration begins next spring to Nels and Emma Just’s 130-year-old home, the bricks used to replace cracked and aging bricks will have special significance.
IDAHO FALLS — University of Idaho has scheduled three seminars, scheduled for Dec. 10-12, during which experts will offer their insights on outlooks for key Idaho agricultural sectors.
South of the Treasure Valley, fly across the Snake River and the snow-streaked Owyhee Mountains rise to more than 8,000 feet. Here, a vast region known as the Owyhee Canyonlands comes into view.
The leaves are displaying a cornucopia of color. There’s dust in the air. The hum of harvest is in the air too. Spuds are coming out of the ground by tractor and till in Idaho, but in Florida the same crop isn’t coming out, it’s going in.
SHELLEY — Ryan Searle suspects the ears of his first corn crop will be a bit light on grain, following a tough growing season.