Agribusiness

Growth impacting farming non-profit: ‘we need land, please’

Global Gardens in Boise has been helping refugees and socially disadvantaged families for nearly two decades. Still, rapid growth in the Treasure Valley quickly...

Deep Dive: Even with recent rain, farmers, canal cos. & homeowners brace for short irrigation season during drought

It's hard to raise grass-fed lamb without a green pasture for the flock to graze on.  For roughly half the year, Janie Burns moves her...

Ada County Commisioners weighing regulations on wineries and neighborhood concerns

Ada County is hoping to broker a compromise between cutting regulations on wineries in rural areas and neighbors hoping to keep their say over...

Growth and wine collide: Homeowners, winery industry clash as development comes to Eagle foothills

Mark Pasculli loves being outside.  Once winter eases its grip, he tries to spend every minute possible enjoying his expansive wrap-around deck or working in...

USDA issues warning to Babby Farms after agency says animals bit two young children, animals fighting through cages

The federal government issued a warning to an exotic animal zoo north of Caldwell after a recent inspection turned up safety concerns.  Babby Farms, a...

Capital City Public Market to reopen in new location

The Capital City Public Market will soon reopen in downtown Boise but in a new location.  The market kicks off its 2022 season on April...

Potato partners: Simplot to take over Ore-Ida manufacturing, buy Ontario plant

The Ore-Ida foods HQ left Boise more the 20 years ago, but now the potato-based frozen food brand is coming back to the Treasure...

‘We have to be smart’: With more growth coming, Canyon Co. looks to preserve farmland in draft plan

More than 100,000 new people could live in Canyon County by 2040, and county urban planners are working on where to put them.  Since 2019,...

‘Pioneers’: Change to Idaho law legalizing hemp production draws first applicants

Tim Cornie, co-owner of 1,000 Springs Mill, has pushed to legalize growing and processing hemp in Idaho for years. He remembers receiving an angry...

New Idaho State Department of Agriculture diagnostic lab opens in Boise

On Tuesday morning, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, or ISDA, held a ribbon-cutting event for a new diagnostic laboratory.  The 18,500 square foot building...

From spuds to strawberries: Simplot’s new business venture

An Idaho company known for potatoes has its sights set on strawberries. The J.R. Simplot Company is teaming up with Plant Sciences Inc., a California-based...

With new COVID rules, Capital City market will move, Boise Farmers Market weighs options

Boise’s new event requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 are requiring changes and adjustments for the city’s two largest outdoor public markets. Both Capital...

‘It’s tough’: Drought could lead to Treasure Valley irrigation ending a month early

Treasure Valley farmers and other water users are likely staring down a shortened irrigation season as high temperatures continue to bake the region.  In a...

Lamb Weston to launch major expansion of Idaho french fry processing plant

Eagle-based Lamb Weston announced it would pour nearly half a billion dollars into its Idaho french fry factory. The company said it would spend $415...

EPA fines Simplot for violations at Oregon & Idaho pesticide facilities

The Environmental Protection Administration ordered the J.R. Simplot Co. to pay $65,000 in fines for pesticide safety issues. The Tri-City Heral reports the violations happened at...