Some housing authorities in southwestern Idaho are struggling to keep up with a rising demand for affordable housing that is the result of a large increase in farm businesses seeking temporary foreign guest workers under the H-2A visa program.
Two people were taken to the hospital after a semitrailer hit a farm tractor pulling a trailer full of hay Friday evening. The crash happened at 2450 East and 1300 South at a little after 6 p.m. when Jack M. Gray, age 65, of Gooding was driving a truck pulling two flatbed trailers when he hit the tractor pulling hay.
Agricultural land values in the Northwest increased this year while the national average is unchanged. The Capital Press reported on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the average value of cropland increased in Idaho, Oregon and Washington from the previous year.
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.