Idaho Addressing First Cases of RHD

State officials in Idaho recently confirmed two cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in two wild jackrabbits in Ada County. Idaho state Department of Agriculture veterinarian, Dr. Scott Leibsle, said RHD is extremely contagious for both wild and domestic rabbits, making it especially concerning for the agriculture community. “The concern is that we’ve identified RHD in wild […]

RHD Discovered Across the Northwest

The Oregon and Idaho Departments of Agriculture are warning owners to be on the lookout for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. The Virus causes sudden death in rabbits and is highly contagious among rabbit populations and spreads very questions. Earlier this month, ODA received a report of a eight rabbits found dead in the Portland suburb of […]

Idaho Ag Looking At Address Land Lost To Urban Sprawl

It may be a slow process, but one that has many in the farming community concerned; the loss of farmland due to urban sprawl. According to the American Farmland Trust, between 2001-2016 eleven million acres of farmland was removed from production nationwide. That comes out to roughly 2,000 acres per day. Discussions have already started […]

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Still On

In a year with so much uncertainty and so many cancelations, anything that looks like normal is celebrated. Frank Muir CEO and President of the Idaho Potato Commission said as of right now, the college football bowl season is still coming to the Gem State. “We were pleased to hear that the Famous Idaho Potato […]

UI Takes A Look At Important Paperwork During Divorce

There are several financial and document-related considerations for those who are going through or have just completed  a divorce. Andrew Bingham with University of Idaho Extension in Ada County, said it starts with a credit freeze request with reporting agencies. “You can also monitor your credit by requesting your credit report, free one each year […]

Idaho Farm Bureau Stressing the Importance Of The 2020 Census

Rural America is being reminded the importance of participating in the 2020 Census. Done every ten years to chart the growth and evolution of America’s population, the Census is used to determine representation in a variety of ways. Sean Ellis with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation says its important farm country considers how important, and […]

Active Wildfire Season Expected For West

What’s the expected outlook for fire season across the west this summer “We’re expecting an above normal fire season Integral factors that are beginning to line up with each other that we tend to see during the busier type seasons,” said National Interagency  Fire Center meteorologist Bryan Henry. He noted those factors include: below normal […]

Idaho Looking To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Idaho lawmakers are looking at legislation that would regulate a hemp industry in the Gem State.  Senate Bill 1345 would lay the ground work for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to develop a state plan for regulating industrial hemp for food fiber and more.  Reporter Riley Haun said the legislation would need to change […]

Idaho Estimated Wolf Population At 1,000

The director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in the Gem State.  Ed Schriever told the House Resources and Conservation Committee last week that the estimate is the first wolf population estimate in Idaho since 2015.  Schriever said the wolf population peaked early in the summer […]

Idaho Parma Plan Takes Big Step Thanks To Albertson’s Foundation

The University of Idaho is one step closer to breaking ground on their new research facility in Parma, thanks to a $1 million investment last month by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson’s Foundation.  The school is looking to establish the Idaho Center for Plant and Soil Health at the Center located outside of Boise.   […]