TWIN FALLS — Rains that haven’t materialized and wind that never stops have stressed small grain crops across the Magic Valley, but it’s nothing that some water and warm temperatures can’t cure.
BURLEY — Buying tarps to protect haystacks can seem like a waste of money, especially when hay prices are low, but not protecting hay may cost even more.
BURLEY — Tight supplies are pushing potato prices higher, but those better prices probably won’t last long.
TWIN FALLS — The key to building soil health is fairly simple.
BURLEY — Managing nitrogen has always been a balancing act for sugar beet growers. Plants need nitrogen early in the season to put on weight, but too much late in the year can cause sugar levels to fall.
The accumulative impact of Idaho’s hot days, combined with warm evenings that failed to cool down, could result in blackspot bruising early in the harvest season, according to a recent study.
FILER — Hot, smoky days are pushing southern Idaho’s corn crop to maturity faster than some growers had expected.
BURLEY — The dairy industry has changed profoundly over the last 50 years, but how growers make hay to feed those cows has been slower to adapt.
KIMBERLY — Keeping beans in crop rotations across southern Idaho often comes down to costs.
Corn prices continued lower this week, dropping underneath $3.50 per bushel for the first time this year after the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed improving corn crop quality on Monday.