agriculture

Snug as a bug in a … cricket condo? Magic Valley welcomes first cricket farm (for human consumption)

HAGERMAN — In a greenhouse south of Hagerman, millions of insects inhabit cardboard “cricket condos” and thrive in a geothermally heated room. They feast on powdery food and lay hundreds of eggs a day. But their final destination could be your kitchen pantry — in the form of a protein bar, protein shake or protein-packed brownie mix.

Snug as a bug in a … cricket condo? Magic Valley welcomes first cricket farm (for human consumption)

HAGERMAN — In a greenhouse south of Hagerman, millions of insects inhabit cardboard “cricket condos” and thrive in a geothermally heated room. They feast on powdery food and lay hundreds of eggs a day. But their final destination could be your kitchen pantry — in the form of a protein bar, protein shake or protein-packed brownie mix.

Final chance to order seedling trees

BURLEY — Plant a tree for Earth Day which is April 22. It’s a day of political action and civic participation. People all over the world march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees and clean up their towns and roads.

Final chance to order seedling trees

BURLEY — Plant a tree for Earth Day which is April 22. It’s a day of political action and civic participation. People all over the world march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees and clean up their towns and roads.

Gooding Soil Conservation District receives grant

GOODING — The Gooding Soil Conservation District and the University of Idaho Extension in Gooding County announced they were awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Van Der Meulen re-appointed to Water Resource Board

BOISE — The Idaho Senate has confirmed former Gov. Butch Otter’s re-appointments of four members of the Idaho Water Resource Board: Peter Van Der Meulen of Hailey, Jeff Raybould of Rexburg, Dale Van Stone of Hope and Jo Ann Cole-Hansen of Lewiston.