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Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield
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Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield
Officials with Amalgamated Sugar Co. anticipate their beet yields could set another record, despite harsh growing conditions, but say sugar percentages should be down.

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UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello
UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello
Based on the popularity of an agricultural technology session last winter during its annual agricultural outlook seminar, University of Idaho Extension is planning an event focused on agricultural technology in Pocatello.
Idaho bean, seed groups to seek legislation to protect crops from soybean diseases
Idaho bean, seed groups to seek legislation to protect crops from soybean diseases
Groups representing Idaho’s dry bean and seed industries will ask legislators in 2018 to approve two pieces of legislation they believe could help prevent soybean seed from bringing in diseases that could harm the state’s dry bean crop.
Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States
A total of 5 percent of Idaho’s wheat production is purchased by Taiwan.
Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites.
East Idaho high school students partner on forage research
East Idaho high school students partner on forage research
Snake River High School’s summer agriculture class is partnering with the Bingham County Soil and Water Conservation District on research into new grass varieties to plant in the region.
Decision expected soon on proposed Galloway dam project
Decision expected soon on proposed Galloway dam project
The Idaho Water Resource Board expects to make a decision in the next several months on whether to proceed with a proposed new dam and reservoir that would add 700,000 acre-feet of storage capacity on the Weiser River system.
Judge: Mining company in contempt for Idaho water pollution
Atlanta Gold Corp. to pay up to half a million dollars in fines and penalties if they don’t fix the problems by next year.
Researchers take aim at soil-borne diseases in bulb onions
Researchers take aim at soil-borne diseases in bulb onions
A research project supported by a $109,000 specialty crop grant seeks to help onion growers in southwestern Idaho and East Oregon develop best management practices for controlling soil-borne diseases in bulb onions. These diseases currently can reduce...
Researchers encouraged by spore sampling results
Researchers encouraged by spore sampling results
University of Idaho researchers were able to detect some key crop diseases in their initial season of testing spore sampling machines.
Dairy West broadens communication team
Melinda Petersen brings a solid foundation of personal and professional experience to Dairy West.

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