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Idaho Group Renews Push for Craters Monument Status Upgrade

ARCO, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho group wants state lawmakers to sign off on its efforts to get national park status for a national monument near Arco.

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Governor "Butch" Otter meets with Chinese representatives on a recent trade mission in late October. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
Governor "Butch" Otter meets with Chinese representatives on a recent trade mission in late October. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
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Idaho Governor Sees More Trade Opportunities in China

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho's governor says the recent trip to China proved to be a success and identified future potential in the Asian market.

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Idaho Commodity Reps Join Gov. Otter on China Trade Mission

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and representatives of the state's milk, potato, wheat and hay industries will visit China on a trade mission.

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Judge Weighing Utah Ban on Secret Farm Filming

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether a Utah ban on hidden cameras at slaughterhouses that was passed amid a wave of similar measures around the country violates the right to freedom of speech.

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Clif Bar Needs a Mouth Washed Out With Soap (Opinion)

Clif Bar is re-defining the meaning of a good corporate citizen.  The company came to the Magic Valley with the promise of new jobs and perhaps a ready market for local agricultural products.  Clif Bar has a potty-mouth cartoon spokesman.  He’s offering a political take on traditional agriculture.

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Idaho Agriculture Group Balks at Clif Bar Foundation Video

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Southern Idaho's agriculture community was happy to welcome a major Clif Bar production facility recently, but the company's "Mr. Seed" video that criticizes conventional agriculture has been less well received.

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Hop Growers Look to New Parts of US to Slake Thirst for Crop

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Hop growers are looking to new places to grow the crop, which is facing an unprecedented demand in the face of the county's growing thirst for hoppy beer.

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Idaho Top Western State for Per Capita Farm Income

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — While Idaho lost ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income it remained No. 1 when it comes to those categories on a per capita basis.

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UI Plans Twilight Tour in Kimberly

KIMBERLY, Idaho (KLIX) – You’ll look at soil with a new perspective once you attend the Twilight Tour that the University of Idaho is planning at its agriculture center in Kimberly.

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Idaho Mustard Growers Increase Acres by 250 Percent

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — As the price of mustard rises, growers in Idaho have expanded the average devoted to the crop by 250 perfect.

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USDA Streamlines Crop Acreage Reporting for Farmers

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Submitting crop acreage reports just got easier. 

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Idaho Officials Defend Organic Program in Wake of Fraud Case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is defending its organic program in the wake of a high-profile federal fraud case involving a farmer who passed off conventional seed as organic.

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Vintners Say Idaho Wine Grape Quantity Down, Quality Up

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties.

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Filer Schools Get $10,000 Grant

(KLIX)-The Filer School District can thank local farmers for a hefty check they’ll be receiving today. The district won a $10,000 grant through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program...

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Idaho Ag Experts Optimistic But Cautious About 2012

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Last year's high hay prices has many in Idaho's agricultural community optimistic about 2012. Idaho Hay and Forage Association Executive Director Rick Waitley Says  prices are at an all-time high, with the market averaging about $240 to $260 a ton...

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Shoshone Woman Dies In Farm Accident

A 62-year-old south-central Idaho woman has been killed in an agricultural accident. 

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