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Computer programmer creates future of small farming
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Computer programmer creates future of small farming
Athol, Idaho, farmer Luke Black hopes to develop artificial intelligence that will help manage his small farm.

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Livestock Hall of Fame to honor new inductees
The banquet will open with social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho bill clarifies who owns stock watering rights on federal land
A bill that would further codify in state law a landmark Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns stock watering rights on federally administered land has been sent to the House floor with a “do-pass” recommendation.
Study seeks heifers that do best on range
Study seeks heifers that do best on range
The Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center near Salmon, Idaho, has begun a study to evaluate groups of heifers in two different environments — range and pasture.
US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels
The goal of the prize competition is eradicate mussels in large water bodies. The deadline for ideas is Feb. 28.
Legislation would bolster Idaho’s Seed Indemnity Fund law
Legislation would bolster Idaho’s Seed Indemnity Fund law
An Idaho State Department of Agriculture industry advisory committee has recommended amending the state’s Seed Indemnity Fund to require licensed warehouses to submit an audited financial statement annually.
Oregon farmers say retiring research station director will be sorely missed
Oregon farmers say retiring research station director will be sorely missed
East Oregon farmers say it will be tough to replace Clint Shock, the retiring director of Oregon State University’s Malheur County agricultural experiment station.
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers will close for annual repairs and maintenance March 3. They are scheduled to reopen March 18 or 25.
New UI Extension course helps landowners manage small, rural acreage
New UI Extension course helps landowners manage small, rural acreage
A new University of Idaho Extension course, March 16 in Sandpoint and March 17 in Hayden, helps new landowners learn how to manage small, rural acreage.
Trespass bill backed by Idaho farm groups sent to House floor
Trespass bill backed by Idaho farm groups sent to House floor
Following a lengthy public hearing, a bill that would strengthen Idaho’s trespassing laws was sent to the House floor with a “do-pass” recommendation. The legislation is supported by dozens of Idaho farm groups.
Interior to implement massive overhaul despite criticism
The concept is to get top officials closer to the natural resources and cultural sites they manage.

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