Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rain above average, but snow lagging in Washington, Oregon - AgMinute for December 16, 2014

Snowpacks are inadequate in Oregon and Washington but Idaho has fared better so far. Click here for the full story

UI, Simplot renew Parma research station agreement - AgMinute for December 15, 2014

J.R. Simplot Co. and University of Idaho have renewed an agreement that has helped the university's Parma research and extension station in Southwestern Idaho remain open. Under the agreement, Simplot provides the Parma station $330,000 a year. Click here for the full story

Congress to review genetically modified food labeling - AgMinute for December 12, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration typically has shied away from the subject, leaving the issue of labeling the genetically modified organisms — foods grown from seeds engineered in labs — to the states. But Congress has weighed in as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring the labeling. Click here for the full story

Spending bill would add spuds to WIC - AgMinute for December 11, 2014

Potatoes have been included in the WIC nutrition program in a new congressional spending bill. Click here for the full story

Transportation high on 2015 Idaho legislative agenda - AgMinute for December 10, 2014

Various proposals to increase transportation funding will likely be introduced during Idaho's 2015 legislative session, which begins next month, and lawmakers could also be asked to appropriate money for the proposed Bear River Basin water adjudication. Click here for the full story

New UI agronomist eyes water use - AgMinute for December 9, 2014

University of Idaho has a new agronomist with expertise in water-use efficiency at its Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. Click here for the full story

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