PAYETTE — Idaho Farm Bureau Federation members in the southwestern part of the state will lead an effort to try to find a solution to slow the rapid loss of farmland that is occurring in some parts of the state.

Total chickpea acres in Idaho jumped considerably this year compared with 2020. But the ongoing drought and severe heat wave could keep production close to last year’s level.

MOSCOW — With deep, fertile soils and consistent rainfall, Latah County produces an abundant supply of several crops, including soft white wheat, garbanzo beans, peas and lentils.

CALDWELL — The adaptability required by service industry professionals since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. However, despite the challenges, the pandemic ultimately only resulted in a small interruption in business for Canyon County’s wineries. Now, they are f…

During his visit to Idaho to learn about the importance of dams, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall met with a couple hundred farmers and ranchers along the way and reminded them that they are what makes the organization run.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suction-dredge gold miner who operated in an Idaho river containing federally protected salmon and steelhead without required permits is facing what could be substantial fines.

NAMPA — A university professor in Nampa, with the help of his engineering students, is developing a fruit harvesting robot prototype for Idaho orchardists.

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Many different government agencies and entities manage the Boise River. Here’s a glimpse at who does what:

January 6 was National Bean Day and while it may be one of the more obscure holidays, maybe it shouldn’t be given how dry beans flew off grocery shelves earlier on during the COVID-19 outbreak.

CALDWELL — With Idaho’s wine grape harvest well under way, yields are about average this year and maybe even down a bit, but quality looks great, according to vintners and vineyard owners.

CALDWELL — The Watson family of Parma is the 2020 Canyon County Farm Family of the Year, selected by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee. The Watsons are a fourth-generation farm family, raising onions and other produce since 1912.

University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist Juliet Marshall was initially pessimistic about East Idaho’s grain crops, as many fields were set back by early season frost and an extremely wet spring.

I have been working in food and farming since 2008, when we had the “luxury” of a housing downturn that eased the development pressure on farmland. Unfortunately for farmers, development accelerated as the economy recovered. A new report shows between 2001 and 2016, 11 million acres of farml…

EMMETT — If you drive across America today, you’re more than likely to hit a farmers market along the way. There’s an increasing demand for organic foods and ethical business practices, especially in today’s ever-changing, pandemic crazed climate.

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Toilet paper isn’t the only thing being whisked off the grocery store shelves these days.

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 — Several producers from around the state were recognized Feb. 18 for the outstanding contributions they have made to Idaho’s agricultural industry.

NAMPA — With a state unemployment rate under 3%, more Idaho farmers are utilizing the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program.{/span}

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.

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.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Idaho agribusiness firm is planning to compete with farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs to buy the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s processing facility in Quincy, Washington.