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Dairy Operator Makes Changes to Curb Abuse
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An animal rights group hopes a video they shot at Idaho's largest dairy operation will convince some major corporation to stop using the dairy's products. The video was shot using a hidden camera by a member of Mercy for Animals who got a job at Bettencourt Dairie…
Magic Valley Dairy Workers Accused of Animal Abuse
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho's largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn...
Glanbia Grows with Dairy Industry
(KLIX) Cheese maker Glandia is set to break ground for its latest construction project Friday. The company is  building its administrative offices and a Cheese Innovation Center in downtown Twin Falls on Shoshone street. The building will bring together about a 100 employees who are scattered i…
Hay Destroyed By Wind-Swept Fire At Oakley Dairy
A fire fueled by winds gusting up to 50 mph destroyed $300,000 worth of hay at the Wybenga Dairy near Oakley.  City of Oakley Fire Chief Harlo Clark says his crew was called out at 1 p.m. Wednesday and remained on the scene until 4 a.m. Thursday.
State Considers Taking Over Water Pollution Permitting
Currently Idaho is one of four states that doesn’t run the program that regulates water polluters under the Clean Water Act. All point sources of pollution, from city sewer systems to industries, dairies and storm water systems must get a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Syst…
Feds Order Magic Valley Dair To Halt Slaughter

A federal judge has ordered a Magic Valley dairy to show it is complying with FDA regulations before it sells any cows to slaughter for food. The consent decree was issued by U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration sued G&H Dairy, contending …
Good News: Idaho Dairy Production Is Up
We all know how important Dairy is to our local economy. The good news: according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dairy production in the western states was up an average of 4.7% through July. Idaho marked a 5.7% increase in dairy production. According to the same study, overall dairy product…
Dairy Industry Booms In Idaho
There are a lot more cows in Idaho then there were this time last year. According to the most recent statistics from the USDA's National Agricultural Service, the state's number of milk cows jumped 21,000 from March 2010 to March 2011, totaling approximately 575,000 head...