POCATELLO — The Southeast Idaho MATHCOUNTS Chapter announced on June 28 it received a grant for $5,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to help with the 2022 Chapter Competition that will be held in February 2022.

Two new potato varieties with ties to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen are poised to be released soon by the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers reversed course on an Obama-era proposal to charge for water drawn from reservoirs the Corps manages, North Dakota’s attorney general said Friday.

BOISE, Idaho — A land exchange between the U.S. and an Idaho agribusiness will expand a giant toxic waste pile next to tribal land and harm tribal members, an eastern Idaho tribe said in a lawsuit.

BLACKFOOT — Ron Barrett carves western saddles that are life-sized and appear so realistic an equestrian might be tempted to strap one on a horse and ride off into the sunset.

The Pocatello-based Sagebrush Steppe Regional Land Trust has set a goal of recruiting 80 new members and raising at least $16,000 in funds from individual donors by the year’s end.

POCATELLO — The University of Idaho’s “Idaho AgBiz” website offers a lot of helpful resources to farmers and ranchers but it also may be one of the best-hidden gems of the Gem State.

AMMON — Residents hand-picked 1,480 pounds of red, gold, purple and brown potatoes from dark, rich soil dug by an antique machine here recently.

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Chicken sales have been soaring since spring when consumers became concerned about food production during the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

After nearly four decades of offering visitors a taste of an Old West experience, Mountain River Ranch north of Heise is for sale.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation is donating $200,000 toward a University of Idaho sustainable water and soil health demonstration farm, which is devoted to studying crop rotations, cover crops and livestock integration.

Riders have been practicing their riding skills before the first horse show in a series of shows in the Central Idaho Open Horse Show Association for kids and adults.

POCATELLO — A local veterans service organization has established a new military honor guard, which received a sizable donation Wednesday from Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho.

TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley farmers had to replant 53,000 acres of sugar beets this spring due to cold and wind damage, but their fields have made up ground since then and are back on track for a good harvest, said Brad Griff, executive director of the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association.

POCATELLO — When it comes to milk prices, Idaho’s dairy industry has been on a roller-coaster ride since last fall. Right now, the roller-coaster in on a sharp upswing.

BOISE — The Idaho Wheat Commission’s new executive director, Casey Chumrau, knows she has big shoes to fill but leaders of the state’s wheat industry are confident she has the skills and experience to do that.

FIRTH – When you step into the home of Nels and Emma Just, who were two of East Idaho’s first settlers, in many ways it looks like they’ve just stepped out for a bit.

BOISE — A federal lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ballot initiative process as unconstitutional because it requires signatures from multiple legislative districts has been dismissed, potentially clearing the way for lawmakers to make the initiative process much more difficult.

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.

 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.

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.