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Monitor wells show surge in ESPA storage

The combination of aquifer recharge, a big winter snowpack and reductions in groundwater consumption by irrigators has led to at least a 660,000 acre-foot increase in Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer storage, according to a recent analysis. 43 more words

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Wheat variety’s fungicide response studied for falling numbers secrets

A University of Idaho crop researcher believes secrets about how stress can trigger poor falling numbers test results may be uncovered by studying a wheat variety’s unusual response to strobilurin fungicides. 30 more words

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East Oregon gets $5 million for economic development region

The Oregon Legislature’s recently passed House Bill 2012 provides $5 million for a special economic development region in Eastern Oregon designed to help businesses there compete on a more level playing field with their Idaho counterparts. 51 more words

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With second ‘ag gag’ law struck down, eyes turn to appeals courts

With so-called “ag gag” laws getting struck down in Idaho and Utah, the fate of such statutes is expected to be decided by federal appellate courts with jurisdiction over 15 Western states. 29 more words

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Mormon crickets on the march in parts of Idaho

State and federal officials are reporting an uptick in Mormon cricket activity.

Mormon crickets, which can devastate farm fields in short order during infestations, are on the march in parts of Idaho. 55 more words

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Idaho spud growers encouraged by acreage reports

State Library Ed. Note: Story mentions Oregon acreage is down 1,000 acres from last season at 38,000 planted acres.

Idaho’s potato growers say a 15,000-acre reduction in planted acreage estimates released recently by both USDA and United Potato Growers of Idaho bode well for prices for their coming crop. 41 more words

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SW Idaho farmers struggle with tight labor market

Farming operations in the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho are having a hard time finding workers and many are having to increase hours and pay to get by. 11 more words

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