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Rain Hampers Purdum's Fruit and Vegetable Operation

Payette - "No more rain! Rain, rain go away," A kids song from the lips of Robyn Purdum, but the farmer sings with deadpan honesty. The fruit stand owner is tired of rain so much, she drips with frustration.


Emmett Re-opens sawmill

Emmett-A working sawmill in this historic mill-town is back in operation after a decade of silence and rough economic times.


Contest Trains Future Natural Resource Leaders

CHALLIS – Envirothon is a contest for high school students aimed at training and testing them in five different areas related to natural resource conservation.


Johnnie Martin: Have Horse Will Travel

Emmett - Springtime is the busy season for farriers, horseshoer Johnnie Martin is in demand and on a good day he’ll travel a three-hundred mile loop shoeing horses from Boise to Riggins.


Caution: Farm Equipment Back on the Roads

Boise - The headlines each spring are disturbing and frequent: Car hits combine, motorist injured.


Producers Hopeful About Dairy Solar Project

Raft River - Mike Garner, a partner in Webb Dairy and Heglar Canyon Farms, shows off a new solar project that is expected to pay off in three years and cut propane costs on the calf production segment of the company’s dairy by 65 percent.


Potato video reaches viewer milestone on YouTube

News From the Packer By Ashley Bentley A video of “Gilligan’s Island’s” Mary Ann peeling an Idaho potato is among YouTube’s most popular videos, crossing the 10 million viewer mark recently. The video, featuring actress and Idaho Potato Commission celebrity spokeswoman Dawn Wells demonstrating a peeler-less potato peeling technique, has been viewed more than 10.1 million times, according to a commission news release. Not even 1% of the videos posted on the site make it into the millions on view counts, according to the release.

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