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From beef — to a bird. Local ostrich farm sees growth of alternative red meat

By now, you're probably planning your Christmas meal of turkey, ham, or prime rib. But did you know there's another feathered alternative for a...

Ferg’s Fabulous Fungi: How an Idaho boy’s science project turned from mush to a blooming business 🍄

A Nampa Christian middle school student's passion for growing edible mushrooms sprouted in 8th grade - when he decided to grow a few for...

Simplot’s ag retail division expands to Canada with acquisition of independent retailer

Boise-based JR Simplot Company announced it would expand into Canada, adding to its growing division focused on providing services and products to farmers. Simplot Grower...

‘Additive mindset’: Idaho farmers talk tech, talent and environment during a changing time

Farming is a tried and true American way of life, but that doesn't mean innovations aren't a big part of the agriculture industry.  On Friday,...

Want to sleep in a giant Idaho flower pot? You’ll be able to soon

Idaho does not lack interesting places to kick up your feet for an overnight stay. The Dog Park Hotel or the Big Idaho Potato...

Simplot to merge two food divisions into one with new leadership

The JR Simplot Company announced Monday it will merge two of its units into one, and is making a change to its leadership ranks. The...

Local salsa business deals with impacts of inflation and produce price hikes

Unusual weather and the record-breaking summer heat caused problems for local producers. That's led to limited produce supply for some local businesses facing steep price hikes to...

What’s Teff?: Idaho second highest producer of the grain in the world

It's no secret that Idaho is known for its potatoes. But there's another crop sprouting in popularity that's grown right here in Idaho. Second...

Wine commission ends push to change Ada Co. law on tasting rooms. But it might try another approach

Ada County’s signature requirements for alcohol and wine sales are staying on the books for now.  After months of tense discussions between the Ada County...

New aquarium planned for Boise by end of 2022, location yet to be announced

A new aquarium is planned to open in Boise later this year.  Blue Zoo, a for-profit company with three other locations nationwide, is building a...

Organization collecting gear and supplies for farmworkers in summer heat

Recent weather in the Treasure Valley hasn't felt like summer yet, but eventually, temperatures will heat up. Ahead of that, the Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance...

Dude DeWalt Cellars on Highway 16 earns green light to become event center

Ada County gave a bustling Eagle foothills winery the go-ahead to become an event center.  On Tuesday, Ada County Commissioners voted to allow Dude DeWalt...

Wine wars: Ada County Commissioners approve one Eagle foothills winery, delay a decision on event center

Another week, another tense hearing in Ada County about wineries in the Eagle foothills.  On Wednesday night, the Ada County Commissioners sat up late into...

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...