IGSA to host meeting in Sun Valley
The enemy: Wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)
EMMETT – Gov. Brad Little’s effort to simplify and reduce Idaho rules and regulations could have a big impact on the state’s agricultural industry.
HAMER — Justin Place will soon become the first U.S. farmer to commercially harvest a type of mustard developed using a promising new approach to breeding varieties of the crop.
Hailey Morgan of Belgrade was up most of Friday night prepping "Potato Tornadoes" to have her booth ready by 9 a.m. the next morning.
Competitive barbecue teams from across the West will descend on Boise to vie for the Idaho state championship at the Bands, Brews & BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Boise Spectrum.
BLACKFOOT — Each year, the Eastern Idaho State Fair selects a grand marshal who has shown exceptional leadership skills throughout his or her career.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn’t want.
BLACKFOOT — There was a directive — more unofficial than anything — given on Facebook early Monday morning by Idaho Gov. Brad Little.
Not sure what to do with your extra zucchini squash this season? Consider donating extra produce as part of the University of Idaho’s Extension and 4-H “Grow-a-Row” garden produce donation program.
A partnership between Idaho Steel and Kiremko has recently started selling the largest industrial drum dryer on the market.
Going into its third year, The Ultimate Bullriding Battle scheduled for Aug. 24 at Sandy Downs will give back to the Idaho Falls community.
A 16-year old high school junior from Middleton has been selected as the next Miss Gem/Boise County rodeo queen. Brooklyn Keller is the daughter of Malinda Shoemaker and Chris Dion of Middleton. She was crowned during the Saturday night performance of the ICA Rodeo during the Gem/Boise Count…
EMMETT — For better than five decades, Andy Kendall has been engaged in the ranch and rodeo community in Gem County, and beyond. During the Gem/Boise County Fair and Rodeo, hosted Aug. 1-3, Kendall was honored with his selection as Grand Marshal for the parade and rodeo events.
Despite solid yields, untimely rains have diminished the quality of first and second alfalfa cuttings across much of the state this year, experts and growers say.
CALDWELL — In 1917, C.M. Van Slyke moved to the Treasure Valley and opened a row crop and fruit farm in Caldwell. He couldn’t have known that years later, the community would build an agricultural museum in his name.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area — which the company says it plans to do if it gets approval from U.S. officials to restart mining at the site.
The enemy: Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.)
TWIN FALLS — A new Twin Falls dairy processing plant will cost an estimated $130 million to build. The Gem State Dairy Products facility will be next to the Glanbia plant at Washington Street and Diamond Avenue West.
Jackpine Lavender, Ann and Jeff McMullen
GROVELAND — It was a cool morning on Monday as Richard Johnson operated a harvester that was picking string beans and peas in a section of Grove City Gardens on Johnson Road.
Signups opened in August for the Market Facilitation Program, a USDA program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part …
GENEVA — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Central Idaho ranch owners want construction of a trail connecting the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley stopped and additional work to make it a smooth path for hikers and bikers prohibited.
NEW YORK (AP) — School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays.
David R. Montgomery, University of Washington
GREELEY, Colo. — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A ranch in northern Wyoming where black-footed ferrets were discovered in the 1980s is being preserved.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The thick scent of smoke hung in the midday air when a trail along the Kings River opened up to an ominous scene: flames in the trees and thick gray smoke shrouding canyon walls.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions .
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s sage-grouse numbers have dropped 52% since the federal government decided not to list the birds as an endangered species in the fall of 2015.
When it comes to getting the field work done, you can’t beat a nice, big tractor with padded seats, air conditioning and enclosed cabs — but those don't have the same charm and character that comes with Grandpa’s old tractor.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to prevent the state of Washington from killing more wolves from a pack that is preying on cattle.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service plan released Friday would reduce designated sage grouse habitat in Wyoming and Nevada while easing grazing rules intended to protect the ground-dwelling birds in five Western states.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China decided Monday to meet President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat with defiance, letting its currency drop to an 11-year low and halting purchases of U.S. farm products.
Reigning as queen of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is McKenna Ward, from Burley. Her first attendant is Taylor Hymas, of Ovid, and second attendant is Hadley Seeds from West Point, Utah.
That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Committee is $300,000 closer to their goal to enlarge the capacity of and improve their arena. Local grocery store owner Larry Stokes and his children have pledged $300,000 toward the effort.
Agriculture can be as much a lifestyle as it is an occupation. Farmers often don’t retire — they just keep on working. That’s not always easy, though, as back problems, knee problems and any number of other disabilities can get in the way.
BURLEY — When he was 8, his pig was the Cassia County Fair grand champion. He grew up near Burley and graduated from Declo High School, then received an East Asian studies degree from Harvard before spending years in business, often working internationally.
FORT HALL – The 56th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival started Thursday as Native Americans from tribes across the U.S. and Canada gathered at Fort Hall to watch and participate in the biggest outdoor powwow in Idaho.
The Enemy: Policeman’s helmet (Impatiens glandulifera)
BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken an initial step to reauthorize a predator-killing poison that injured a Pocatello area boy and killed his dog.
REXBURG — On Aug. 9, David Wood and his family were honored with the Century Farm Award.
DOWNEY — In addition to showing off a rabbit he raised as a 4-H project, Owen Paul honored a personal hero at the Bannock County Fair — a family friend named Colin Veltman.
Forest Service lets Southeast Idaho fire burn for forest health
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-billion federally controlled acres, raising new questions about the administration’s intentions for …
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires.
MERIDIAN – University of Idaho’s new president received a warm welcome July 24 from leaders of the state’s agriculture industry.
Members of the Madison FFA Chapter excelled in two major competitions recently.
Last month from June 6 - 10th Madison FFA members traveled to Moscow Idaho to compete against other FFA chapters in CDE’s (career development events) hosted by the University of Idaho.
POCATELLO – Idaho is famous for its iconic potatoes, Washington is known for producing a whole lot of apples and Oregon is well known for its nursery crops.