BOISE — A former Utah lawmaker addressed members of the Idaho Legislature Thursday on his home state’s ongoing efforts to help its rural communities by re-evaluating federal payments in lieu of taxes on public lands.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Emergency crews pulling contaminated water from rivers after such things as tanker trunk crashes is standard cleanup practice in Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two methods to bring in millions of dollars to pay for maintaining Idaho's roads gained traction with lawmakers on Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businesses in communities bordering Utah say the state's new and stronger beer allowances have hurt sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from U.S. farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers.
BOISE — A former Utah lawmaker will address members of the Idaho Legislature Thursday on his home state's ongoing efforts to help its rural communities by re-evaluating federal payments in lieu of taxes on public lands.
LAS VEGAS — Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, “Eye on Potatoes.”
Valley Wide Cooperative, with their grant partner Land O’ Lakes, donated $10,000 to the Idaho FFA.
BOISE — Idaho’s snowpack status is still in the wait-and-see mode, experts said Friday.
POCATELLO — Understanding soil health will be a central theme of the upcoming 52nd annual Idaho Potato Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at Idaho State University’s Pond Student Union Building.
BOISE – The Idaho Wheat Commission has announced the hiring of two team members, Casey J. Chumrau and Jason P. Dumont, who will bolster marketing, communications and grower education efforts.
Mountain snowpack levels throughout Idaho entered January well below normal, but irrigators can breathe a bit easier thanks to a recent turn toward wetter weather and strong reservoir carryover.
BLISS — A carpet of dead bees covers the ground in front of his hives.
TWIN FALLS — Idaho dairies rely almost exclusively on foreign-born labor since few domestic workers are willing to take jobs in agriculture. But dairy farmers aren’t eligible to hire through one of the few available legal avenues, and, to stay in business, they must rely on workers with ambi…
While recent snowstorms have added to the joy of winter recreationists, it has also pushed marauding herds of elk down into the Lost River and Little Lost River valleys, creating headaches for ranchers.
National Milk Day is Saturday, Jan. 11, and Reed’s Dairy is celebrating by offering free glasses of milk at all of their store locations throughout Idaho.
University of Idaho has organized farm and ranch management schools to be hosted in Bear Lake, Bonneville and Bannock counties.
I am an Idahoan. I grew up on a dairy and have worked in the dairy industry nearly my entire life. I support the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It is good conservative legislation that supports legal immigration and really takes a look at the reform we as Americans have been demanding.
"I call these guys the last of the unicorns. They are so majestic. They call them gentle giants for a reason."
An Inkom state senator plans to introduce legislation soon that would allow undocumented aliens to earn driving privilege cards.
A new University of Idaho program aims to compile a robust dataset on agricultural production in Idaho to help the state’s food producers better assess their own business choices.
BLACKFOOT — The local ranching family that runs Wooden Shoe Farms plans to enter their top bulls in the Super Bowl of livestock events, raising awareness about the elite genetics in their herd.
POCATELLO — Idaho farmers pocketed 50 percent more profits in 2019 than during the prior year, according to a recent University of Idaho economic report.
POCATELLO — Hop production in Idaho rose for the eighth straight year in 2019, and production of the bitter beer ingredient set records again both at the state level and nationally.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — US officials were transferring 33 disease-free bison Monday from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian reservation in Montana as part of efforts to reduce the slaughter of bison that migrate from the park.
Two University of Idaho building projects received the green light to go forward during Dec. 18’s Idaho State Board of Education meeting.
BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board delivered a report to House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, on Dec. 18, summarizing the significant progress that’s been made toward meeting or exceeding milestones necessary to rebuild the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer to long-term sustainable levels.
IDAHO FALLS – Idaho potato growers will likely talk about 2019 for years to come.
RIGBY — Tucked under a covered alcove on the east side of the Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum in Rigby is a growing collection of horse-drawn farm equipment.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Four federal hydroelectric dams along the Snake River in Washington state bring both benefits and liabilities to the region, and there is no clear consensus in the state on whether the giant structures should be removed or retained, a new report said.
Until last year, Eric Pankau managed the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Grace Fish Hatchery.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street that sent the major indexes to record highs, cheered by surprisingly strong economic reports out of China.
IDAHO FALLS — Idaho farmers and ranchers will remember 2019 as a pretty good year.
Farmers and ranchers from the tri-state area have been buying and selling at the Idaho Falls Livestock Auction since the first sale was held on Aug. 28, 1936. But the auction’s 83-year run ended when the last animal crossed the scale on Wednesday.
For an FFA team to qualify to compete at nationals, members must place first in their event at the state level. In Idaho, FFA members are given the opportunity to compete in two state events each year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A portion of a lawsuit brought by an Idaho family against the U.S. government after a boy and his dog tripped a cyanide-spraying, predator-killing trap near their home has been dismissed.
RAFT RIVER — Sugar beet yields and sugar content were reportedly both down slightly in 2019 from the prior year’s record levels.
Mike Garner of Raft River has been elected chairman of the board for Snake River Sugar Company, the grower-owned sugar beet cooperative that owns and operates Amalgamated Sugar Company. Elections were held on Dec. 4 at the company’s annual meeting in Sun Valley.
BOISE — After nearly three decades as a water supply specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Ron Abramovic is making a cool career change to become Bogus Basin’s new snow reporter.
Idaho Power Co. officials worry a state program working to reverse declining Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer levels has grown to the point that it could adversely affect winter hydro-power generation.
MERIDIAN — Idaho and Utah dairy farmers are reinventing themselves.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the West over the next 10 years.
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.