Some Farmers in Washington and Idaho Seeing More Acidic Soil
Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil.
Southwestern Idaho Has Housing Shortage for H-2A Workers
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.
Idaho Agriculture Exports Up 12 Percent So Far This Year
State officials say Idaho's agriculture exports so far this year have increased 12 percent over last year.
Semitrailer Hits Tractor Loaded with Hay in Gooding County
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 tr…
Northwest Sees Estimated Increase in Farmland Values
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…
Idaho Researchers Developing Map to Predict Future Farmland Loss
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss will occur.
Crews Work to Fix Onion Storage Buildings Damaged by Snow
NYSSA, Ore. (AP) — Workers are rushing to rebuild onion storage and packing facilities that were damaged by snow and ice in eastern Oregon and Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
Idaho Officials in the Market for Timberland, Farmland
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board voted Tuesday to get back to its roots of managing timberland and agricultural land.
Farms in Nevada, Utah Counties Made Eligible for Drought Aid
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is adding White Pine County in Nevada to a list of primary natural disaster areas due to drought.
Idaho Seed Company Pleads to Mislabeling as Organic
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One of the owners of an Idaho seed company has pleaded guilty to mislabeling seeds as organic even though they contained fungicides and pesticides.
Demand for Farm Loans Surges Amid Low Crop, Cattle Prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.