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.

MERIDIAN — Farming has always been a part of Jim Lowe’s life. He grew up on a farm in Montana and moved to Idaho, continuing that legacy with his wife, Hillary Lowe.

CALDWELL — In the past 50 years, Caldwell High School has been without an agriculture program. However, this changed last year when efforts were made to bring it back from its long hiatus.

EAGLE — The 854 acres that make up the 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards in the heart of the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area is listed for sale at nearly $15 million.

EAGLE — The 854 acres that make up the 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards in the heart of the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area is listed for sale at nearly $15 million.

NAMPA—The Arabian Horse Association will be bringing its 2018 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show to Nampa nest week at the Ford Idaho Horse Park.

CALDWELL — Gazing out over her family’s 40-acre vineyard, Hadley Robertson detailed the history of Hells Canyon Winery, one of the oldest wine grape vineyards in Idaho.

GARDEN CITY —Sisters Mariah and Sarah Cobb paced around their alpaca exhibit at the Western Idaho Fair, happily answering questions and sharing their alpaca knowledge with curious fairgoers.

Below is the schedule of Western Idaho Fair events remaining until the fair closes Sunday. Pull out these two pages to carry with you through the fair.

CALDWELL — An 80-acre property previously envisioned as the future home of the Canyon County Fair sold for $1,635,000 during a public auction Tuesday afternoon.

Some of the events and attractions will be taking place every day throughout the week. A list of these is provided below, followed by the events unique to each day.

BOISE — Idaho’s largest fair returns to Expo Idaho in Boise running from today through Aug. 26 and, for the first year ever, fairgoers can “view the fair from the air,” in the words of Expo Idaho Director Bob Batista.

CALDWELL — Rows of bright green leaves and bunches of maturing grapes fill hundreds of acres across the Sunnyslope Wine Trail in the heart of southwestern Idaho’s portion of the Snake River Valley.

CALDWELL —“These boots are made for rodeoing” is the new catchphrase around Caldwell right now. With the event now in its 10th year, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is changing its annual rodeo art contest. From now through Aug. 18, dozens of Caldwell businesses will have decorated boots on…

NAMPA — While driving through many of the main roads in Canyon County, some people may notice green and white signs positioned next to crop fields that look similar to political campaign signs. Each year, the Nampa-Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee places these crop signs t…