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Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho
Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small fires from turning into the type of giant fires that have scorched the region in recent decades

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SIPCO hires new executive director
SIPCO hires new executive director
A retired raw product procurement director from J.R. Simplot Co. is now working as executive director with Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative.
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the sum in Nevada on Monday.
Grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack
Fish, Wildlife and Parks say the bears were the farthest east of the Rocky Mountain Front than any grizzly bear has been seen in more than a century.
UI plans workshops on manure, dairy goats and sheep
The manure and compost application workshop is free. The dairy goat and sheep workshop is $30 with preregistration until July 21 and $40 after and includes lunch.
Cattlemen get update on traceability
Cattlemen get update on traceability
There will be a lot of hoops to jump through in exporting beef to China, with traceability at the top of the list.
Parma research station hosts all-station field day
Parma research station hosts all-station field day
About 80 members of industry and the public learned about several different research projects aimed at helping farmers during a field day at University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center June 21.
Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison
Male bison must be quarantined for a year before they can be deemed free of the disease.
Crop tour spotlights chickpeas as crop gains popularity
Crop tour spotlights chickpeas as crop gains popularity
The McGregor Co. hosted a plot tour of chickpeas in reply to increased acres. Farmers say the interest is due to higher chikpea prices and lower wheat prices.
More than 500 people attend tour of Idaho dairy
More than 500 people attend tour of Idaho dairy
A day-long tour of the Jackson Family Dairy has become a community event in Meridian.
Pest abatement expert aims to protect public from mosquitoes
Idaho’s mosquito abatement districts created to deal with pests deemed a public health concern.

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