Little Signs Bill To Improve Internet Connectivity

In an effort to connect more of Idaho to the Internet, Governor Brad Little recently signed Senate Bill 1199 into law. The legislation directs $45 million toward new investments in connectivity for underserved areas. This is in addition to the nearly $50 million made available for broadband investments last year. Supporters of the legislation say […]

Little: Virtual Trade Mission Benefits Idaho Ag Economy

Idaho Governor Brad Little says he is starting to see early, positive results from the state’s recent virtual trade mission to Mexico. Little noted that Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export destination, accounting for the purchase of nearly $225 million in Idaho products last year alone, with much of that coming from agriculture and food […]

Farming A Primary Focus Of Little’s State Of The State

During his State of the State address January 11th, Idaho Governor Brad Little addresses several issues key to the state’s farming community. He said his “Building Idaho’s Future” plan will invest in in needed agriculture and water infrastructure projects, which he said would aid in the economic vitality of rural Idaho. “Agriculture, and our economic […]

Idaho Salmon Workgroup Expected To Release Recommendations This Month

The Idaho Salmon Workgroup, created by Governor Brad Little has wrapped up their work to address fish populations in the Northwest. Brian Brooks is not only a member of ISW, but he is also the executive director of the Idaho Wildlife Federation. He said the most crucial recommendation, removing four dams on the lower Snake […]

Little: Transportation Infrastructure Vital For Idaho Ag Moving Forward

The focus of all lawmakers, nationwide, since March has been on the coronavirus pandemic. But some are starting to look at life after COVID-19, and how to shuffle priorities moving forward. Idaho Governor Brad Little said the biggest issue he wants addressed is returning certainty to schools, ensuring students don’t have gaps in their learning. […]

Little In Awe Of The Resiliency Of Idaho Agriculture

Agriculture, like most industries, has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. And while some commodities, have fared worse than others, the same can be said for states, with some states reporting noticeable drops in Ag profits in 2020, and an increase in farm bankruptcies. However, according to Governor Brad Little, while […]

Parrella: Safety, Research, Education All Priorities In COVID-19 World

The University of Idaho plans to hold in person classes when the fall semester starts in late August. Michael Parrella, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences dean, said they will operate under what’s known as a Hyflex format, meaning not all students will be in class at the same time, and schedules will alternate to […]

Perdue Scheduled To Make Inland Northwest Stop Thursday

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit the Northwest over the next couple of days. On Thursday, the Secretary will participate in a Farmers to Families Food Box event with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Liberty Lake. After the Thursday afternoon tour and food box demonstration, Perdue will travel to north Idaho, where he will participate […]

Idaho OK’s $400K To Kill Problem Wolves

Last week, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation sending just under $400,000 to the state Wolf Depredation Control Board to kill problem wolves. The legislation taps money in the state’s general fund to address wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife. The WDCB has agreements with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the […]

Legislation Would Help Rural Idahoans Get Healthcare

Legislation to make it easier for Idaho residents in rural areas to get healthcare using email and other methods is now in the state Senate.  Earlier this week, the House voted to approve the measure that deletes a requirement that two-way audio and visual be used.   Backers said the legislation will allow residents in […]