ABERDEEN — University of Idaho Extension weed specialist Pam Hutchinson intentionally damages the nine crops in her long and narrow garden, using 30 different herbicides commonly applied in the region.

A “discussion starter” bill that was introduced late in the 2019 Idaho legislative session was designed to provide seed producers further protection from a possible warehouse failure.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State and federal officials have identified 6,700 square miles in Idaho to test a plan that allows state participation in federal timber sales to pay for restoration work on private, state and federal lands.

SALEM, Ore. — Republicans in the Oregon Senate said Friday that they will end a more than weeklong walkout over emissions-lowering climate legislation that ground the Legislature to a halt, declaring victory in the political crisis that exposed the limits of overwhelming Democratic control i…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Wolves are officially back in the Netherlands, two centuries after the animals were hunted to extinction in the country, after a pair produced a litter in the wild — news welcomed Thursday by conservationists.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s wet spring and below-average temperatures the last three months will likely mean a later start for forest fires, but rangeland fires could be a problem as grasses dry out, a federal wildfire forecaster said Tuesday.

BOISE — Giving away the original 6-ton replica Russet Burbank that once toured the nation on its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is paying major dividends for the Idaho Potato Commission.

MERIDIAN — This year’s Dairy Days will include all the events the community has come to expect and enjoy — pancakes, a petting zoo and dairy animal competitions — with one big change. The parade will be held on Saturday instead of Friday.

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EMMETT — Agricultural production each year is heavily dependent upon a series of fortunate events to reach optimum goals. Primary among those events are weather-related activities and so far the 2019 winter and spring patterns have provided a lot of promise for agriculture producers in Gem County.

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MIDDLETON — The Idaho Youth Ranch’s equine therapy program, which helps children to process anxiety and trauma by working with horses, has built up a waiting list of about 60 children.

NAMPA—If you were like many Americans who suffered from the common cold this winter, you may have reached for a soothing cup of Echinacea tea to ease your symptoms.

BOISE — The Sherman Glenn Ranch, a southwestern Idaho ranch that was established in 1906 and spans six generations, is the latest ranch to be designated as an Idaho Century Ranch.

CALDWELL — No one disputes that potatoes reign supreme among Idaho’s crops, but not to be overlooked is a crop that is integral to many of our best-loved recipes, is tasty as a battered, fried ring or chopped and tossed into salsa.

BOISE — It wasn’t raining cats and dogs, but the precipitation added to the skittishness of some other four-legged animals. On Sunday, a half-dozen wild horse weanlings went through their paces in a steady drizzle with an intermittent downpour or two.

MERIDIAN — Popular seasonal produce market Wagner Farms still plans to open a year-round market. It will just take a little longer than the anticipated spring 2019 opening.

KUNA — The Kuna Grange hosted the 18th annual FFA Public Speaking Contest on Jan. 22, where students from Kuna, Meridian, Marsing and Columbia High School FFA chapters competed.

NAMPA — Nampa Chamber of Commerce CEO Mitch Minnette said one of the highlights of the chamber’s annual agriculture forum, slated for Tuesday is when the Idaho governor recognizes an FFA student who won a speech contest based on each year’s theme.

CALDWELL — Agriculture plays a crucial role in Idaho’s economy. It is the largest contributor to the state’s economy and accounts for 20 percent of Idaho’s gross state product each year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture.

NAMPA — The Nampa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum all about agriculture from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Ford Idaho Center.

CALDWELL — If you want to get alphabetical about it, the Western Idaho Ag Expo has just about covered all the letters. It has everything covered from Adams Grain Bins to Western Heating and Air Conditioning (sorry, X, Y and Z) — and pretty near everything in between.

KUNA — After several years at its iconic Interstate 84 and Eagle Road location, The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival is moving to Kuna.

NAMPA — The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show & Conference will showcase the latest information in the irrigation industry next week at the Nampa event.

CALDWELL — In the heart of the Sunnyslope Wine Region, Josie and Clay Erskine are building the 28-acre farm of their dreams.

The magic is tenuous, suspended in the air between, as the majestic elk look you in the eye and blink. They are regarding you, as you are regarding them, and the frozen tundra, tingling of bells, prancing, dressed out horses and billowing puff clouds appearing and disappearing with each snor…

CALDWELL — The Canyon County Fairgrounds could look a lot different in the coming years with the proposed addition of a new fair expo building, additional parking, practice soccer and football fields and a nearby first-class track facility.

EMMETT — Some Gem County farmers and ranchers are starting to receive some compensation from the federal government for tariff related price reductions for their products this year.

NAMPA — Owners of 58 Ada and Canyon County properties have been warned that they now face the possibility of their properties being sold at public auction because they have failed to pay a total of $27,830 in irrigation taxes for the past three years, according to a news release from the Nam…

BOISE — Whether to pump water from Anderson Ranch Reservoir into Elmore County-based Little Camas Reservoir will likely be decided by the potential economic impact to the Treasure Valley.

TREASURE VALLEY — In southwestern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Water Resources anticipates 2019 will be an average year in terms of the water supply for irrigators, although there is a lot of uncertainty about this winter’s climate projections. The area of primary concern for next year’s w…

CALDWELL — Eight rows of maturing grapes and seven varietals make up the the small vineyard that sits in Caldwell’s downtown core — a demonstration vineyard formerly used by college students that for years has lacked proper maintenance and care.

GREENLEAF — When Rhonda and Rich Pickett — owners of Pickett Auction Service in the small Canyon County town of Greenleaf — took a leap of faith and began offering solely online auctions through their auction service, they were met with harsh criticism and disapproval from the rest of the lo…

EMMETT — Each year October marks a renewal of the local 4-H program. Having completed the Gem/Boise County Fair, many youths take a short break from 4-H as they head back to school before re-enrolling in 4-H for another fun year.

EMMETT — The 2018 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Jared Miller will be visiting Emmett as a part of his tour to livestock auctions around the United States.