Caribou County farmer Jason Stoddard is one of many Eastern Idaho seed potato growers who have been stuck with lots of spuds that will never be planted due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The work being done in Pocatello High School science teacher Maygan Layson’s laboratory could someday help protect the public from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
Leadership in FFA comes naturally to Herman Roberts.
MERIDIAN — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dairy West has launched Curds + Kindness, a program to direct surplus dairy products to people in need throughout Idaho and Utah.
Life on the Range, produced by the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission, won first place in the recent Idaho Press Club awards for its five-part educational and video series “Wolves in Idaho.”
POCATELLO — Making the best of a bad situation, many county Farm Bureau organizations in Idaho have provided food banks and other feeding organizations with food donations or financial help during the coronavirus outbreak.
MILWAUKEE — The American Malting Barley Association Board of Directors has approved the addition of ABI Eagle to the list of recommended malting barley varieties for 2020.
FIRTH — Each April at the Reid Ranch, relatives and friends gather to brand the new calf crop the traditional way, with ropers on horseback and irons heated in an open fire.
Agricultural producers and others interested in Idaho agriculture are invited to attend the 2020 sessions of Ag Talk Tuesday, organized by University of Idaho Extension.
NITRO, W.Va. — The sweet peppers were picked over, the tomatoes were taken and the flowers were fixing to be next. The empty spots on the store’s display were starting to outnumber the full ones.
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.
Intermountain Farm & Ranch recently won four awards in the Idaho Press Club’s Best of 2019 Awards competition.
VIRGINIA — John and Karen Brady acknowledge they broke the cardinal rule of retail when they opened a large garden center in a sparsely populated area about 35 miles south of Pocatello.
The agricultural sector has begun to struggle with the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic shocks on Idaho and Oregon agricultural industries have hit dairy, beef onion, and potato producers particularly hard. This is partially driven by the school and restaurant industr…
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.
POCATELLO – Just like the farmers and ranchers they serve, Idaho’s agricultural commissions and organizations are plowing ahead with their normal activities.
With the loss of one of its major markets — the restaurant industry — some Idaho dairy farms started dumping excess milk this past weekend.
Without the usual labor force provided by students due to the coronavirus, agricultural science teachers and FFA advisors face the daunting task of running school greenhouses by themselves. Their work is crucial because springtime plant sales help finance agriculture programs year-round. Sha…
BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials are using the coronavirus pandemic to force a through long-delayed Idaho livestock grazing allotment decision in critical sage grouse habitat for a powerful agribusiness, an environmental group says.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The temporary head of the federal Bureau of Land Management is expected to continue overseeing the agency for another month.
BOISE, Idaho — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet wide along 987 miles of roads in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon that will be tied into an existing fuel break system in northern Nevada.
POCATELLO – Idaho dairy farmers are still producing milk, and lots of it, even as the price they receive for their commodity has plummeted during the coronavirus outbreak.
BOISE — An Idaho Falls dairy’s expansion into the Boise area market was going great, until the coronavirus outbreak hit.
POCATELLO — Idaho farmers plan to plant more wheat, hay, corn and dry beans this year than they did in 2019, according to a new report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Idaho’s own Ninja Warrior competitor, rancher Lance Pekus, and his children have shared a video of themselves preparing a favorite family friendly beef recipe.
All of Idaho had received below-normal precipitation for the water year through April 1, with the Wood and Lost River basins experiencing the most notable shortfalls, according to a recently released water supply outlook report.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings.
RENO, Nev. — Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $2 trillion bill that was recently signed by President Donald Trump, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, contains significant benefits for agriculture and the potato industry, according to officials with the National Potato Council.
BOISE —USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to 49 national conservation practice standards through a posting in the Federal Register. The public comment period closes on April 23.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.
POCATELLO – Idaho farmers and ranchers are plowing ahead with their food-production plans this year, even as they deal with great uncertainty over how the coronavirus outbreak will impact things.
The familiar sight of weekend shoppers brushing shoulders at farmers markets across the U.S. is under threat from the coronavirus and fears of its spread.
DUFUR, Ore. — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America’s urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving a tr…
POCATELLO — In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, potatoes are suddenly a hot item across the nation and there are reports of spuds flying off grocery store shelves.
University’s of Idaho’s first Ag Talk Tuesday session for this season will be hosted via Zoom or teleconference only due to the threat of COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, DC — American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, has created a Farmer Relief Fund. All funds raised will go directly to farmers.
POCATELLO — A BYU-Idaho agribusiness professor and his students are trying to create a grower confidence index that seeks to measure the economic health of Idaho agriculture.
It’s unknown at this moment how the coronavirus outbreak will impact Idaho’s 42 farmers markets, which provide an important income source for a lot of small- and medium-sized farms around the state.
BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality seeks grant applicants for the 2021 agricultural best management practices program.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is committed to ensuring that vital services for Idaho agriculture and food production are uninterrupted during the state’s COVID-19 emergency.
FORT HALL — Four up-and-coming young producers were honored during the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony March 13.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that lessens the regulations governing pesticide-spraying crop dusters.
Zoe Scott’s goal is to become a veterinarian.
Oddly, consumers have recently found empty spaces where potato displays should be in produce departments throughout Idaho.
INKOM — A renowned crop scientist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen was killed Sunday afternoon after being buried by an avalanche at Pebble Creek Ski Area.
BOISE — Conservation groups finalized details of an agreement Wednesday setting limits on the killing of wolves by federal agencies in Idaho and banning the statewide use of M-44 cyanide bombs, according to a press release issued by environmental organizations. This settlement comes after th…
BOISE — The Idaho Mining Association has named its new board of directors.
BOISE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service in Idaho is taking applications for a pair of programs to promote land conservation.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, will be canceled about halfway through its run as a precaution against the new coronavirus, city and county officials said Wednesday.
BOISE — After two days of testimony, a House committee on Wednesday voted 8-7 to kill the Senate-passed legislation to legalize hemp farming and transportation in Idaho — leaving Idaho as one of just two states, along with Mississippi, with no legal industrial hemp.
AMERICAN FALLS — Farmers throughout Power and Caribou counties have been going online and filling out a quick application seeking to secure grant funds to boost their local schools’ science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
When a range fire occurs in Idaho, ranchers often have to wait two years before they can take their livestock back on to public rangelands to give the soil and plants time to heal.
Thanks to some kids with an imagination, a family who loves him and modern technology, Bruce the Goose has a new lease on life.