WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalize free speech, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
BOISE – A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature Jan. 22 would create some wolf-free zones in Idaho where hunters would be allowed to kill the predators year-round.
POCATELLO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Mike Simpson announced a long-anticipated change to environmental regulations Thursday at Holt Arena amid a backdrop of tractors and combines for an agricultural equipment trade show.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The day the wolves arrived in Yellowstone National Park was busy. At least that’s how Norm Bishop remembers it.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Conservationists worried that continued livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest could endanger grizzly bears are preparing to sue the U.S. government.
LAVA HOT SPRINGS — Rex Baker came up with the idea that saved his small family farm and ranch while he was selectively logging trees within his pasture to generate some extra income.
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest’s Westside Ranger District may start assigning mountain bike patrols to area trails this summer, an agency spokeswoman said.
PORTLAND, Oregon — A group of Idaho wheat farmers and industry representatives visited Portland recently on a tour designed to give them a better understanding of the region’s wheat industry and the importance of the Columbia-Snake River system.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to create a new state compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves.
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.
As one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, Idaho faces the challenge of how to keep up with its population growth yet also protect its farmers and farmland.
Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau of Land Management’s new Planning 2.0 rule, which is designed to improve BLM’s process …
Gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
CAREY — There won’t be any subdivisions on the Cenarrusa Ranch anytime soon.
Federal attorneys are arguing a long-delayed timber project south of Bozeman won’t impede Canada lynx movement and doesn’t need more environmental review before it can go forward.
Another growing season is building momentum with the arrival of the 2020 seed catalogs, and gardeners are drafting plans for new harvests. There’s such a thing as being too enthusiastic, though, especially among novices.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A plan that would require purchasing a permit before entering three of Oregon’s most popular wilderness areas has received a largely negative response.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court revived a lawsuit filed by an environmental law firm that challenged the U.S. government’s management of bison from Yellowstone National Park.
POCATELLO – While farmers make up only about 1 percent of the nation’s total population, the expanded impact they have on the overall economy is massive, according to a nationwide economic impact study that shows the food and agriculture sectors are responsible for a huge amount of economic …
"There wasn't a good justification to continue with the season there. That tool wasn't working."
Idaho Fish and Game finalized two voluntary conservation easements on Dec. 18 at Rocky Point, south of Montpelier in Bear Lake County. The easements will permanently protect crucial migration areas for big game on more than 1,800 acres of land in Southeast Idaho.
SODA SPRINGS — The employees at the Itafos Conda facility are continuing their commitment to the communities of Southeast Idaho with a donation of more than $24,000 to the United Way.
BOISE — The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho will hold its State Technical Advisory Committee meeting on Jan 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USDA Service Center conference room, 9173 W. Barnes Drive.
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.
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials are warning about the Asian giant hornet, a new invasive species found in Washington state that can pack a powerful sting and be a threat to honeybees.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday revoked the grazing permit of two ranchers who were pardoned last year by President Donald Trump on an arson conviction for setting fire to federal lands.
Until last year, Eric Pankau managed the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Grace Fish Hatchery.
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.
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.
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — U.S. officials will review whether grizzly bears have enough protections across the Lower 48 states after advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to court documents filed Monday.
VICTOR — Children who attend Lisa’s Child Care in Victor receive a daily hands-on experience in animal care.
BOISE — As one of the fastest growing states in the nation, Idaho faces a challenge of how to keep up with its population growth, yet also protect its farmers and farmland.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Steelhead outfitters and guides at an Idaho forum talked about solutions to the declining fish population that is hurting their businesses.
IDAHO FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management’s Idaho Falls District will be hiring wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. Job applications will be accepted with cut-offs starting Dec. 10.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply.
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.
SPOKANE, Washington (AP) — Washington’s commissioner of Public Lands released a proposal Monday to raise some $63 million each year to fight wildfires and take steps to prevent them in the first place.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the grou…
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold.
It’s a clear autumn afternoon and the piercing clang of metal on metal rang out across Mill-Mar Ranch. Rancher Ted Birdseye was in a good mood.
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.
DRIGGS — The ponds, wetlands and streams on Idaho’s private working lands provide critical hydrologic, ecological and habitat benefits that extend far beyond the fence lines. When these areas become degraded and their function impaired, landowners may look to a restoration contractor like Aq…
At the top of Cold Springs summit, nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, Lucile rancher Marty Gill gets a charge out of the big view.
You may not know the name Arthur Rothstein, but you’ve likely seen his photographs.
One of the reasons the Nez Percé warriors were so effective against the U.S. cavalry during the legendary Nez Percé war lead by Chief Joseph was their distinctive horse, the Appaloosa. Named after the Palouse River, it was selectively bred by the Nez Percé for speed and endurance. Their beau…
EAGLE — Thanksgiving will now have to share the fourth Thursday of November with a new national holiday.
Rigby FFA members joined nearly 70,000 other participants at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. The chapter was recognized for achievement in the National Chapter Awards program, extemporaneous public speaking, forestry career development event and Natio…
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