Hagerman students trying to help trout industry

HAGERMAN — Hagerman High School’s Academy of Agriculture & Food Science has been selected as a partner-school in a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded research project to help sustain the commercial trout industry in the Hagerman Valley.

Idaho STEM Action Center wins STEM Coalition Challenge

WASHINGTON — The Idaho STEM Action Center of Boise is one of eight groups nationally named by US2020 as a winner of the 2018 STEM Coalition Challenge — a competition for communities across the country to bring hands-on STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning to underrepresented students. The agency will share $1 million in cash and in-kind support to implement strategies and build STEM learning partnerships in Idaho.

Ag Futures: Coffee and sugar swirl lower

Your morning fix of java and sweetener just got cheaper, thanks to rising production around the world. Coffee and sugar prices fell near 2 1/2-year lows this week as the markets adjust to oversupply.

US may want to keep Idaho nuclear waste plant running longer

BOISE — U.S. officials are considering extending the use of an eastern Idaho nuclear waste treatment facility beyond its scheduled closure this year so it can repackage radioactive waste brought in from other states before it’s sent to a permanent disposal site in New Mexico.