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Agriculture

Grow Southern Idaho stories will focus on topics and issues of importance to the agricultural and farming communities in Southern Idaho and our general population. The stories will also highlight how local organizations in our community are helping to grow many aspects of Southern Idaho's economy, and how they provide valuable products and services to our region, and to the world. We also desire to show how important it is for us to protect our water resources, so that together we can continue to use it to Grow Southern Idaho!

 

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Agriculture

Family Farm Living

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Idaho agriculture is the lifeblood of the economy in southern Idaho. Consisting of large scale farming, this industry brings in over 4 billion dollars annually. But... Read More »

Drones Used For Agriculture

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The World Ag Expo was an opportunity for agricultural companies to show off new high-tech products that may change the way those in the agriculture industry do business. In... Read More »

Fruit Production In The Magic Valley

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Typically when you think of agriculture production in the Magic Valley, potatoes and beans are the first things that come to mind. But did you know fruit production... Read More »

Starting Your Own Garden

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The ag world dominates the economy here in southern Idaho. But for homeowners who never step foot on a farm, the opportunity to cultivate your own crops is a very... Read More »

Specialty Crop Block Grant Application Deadline Coming Up

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The Idaho Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Projects. Read More »

Idaho Ag Exports

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) In 2013, Idaho ag exports had another record setting year. "We were up 6% from 2012... It’s been a very promising and important economic story about the success... Read More »

Water & Snow Pack Levels Looking Good

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Every month or two we like to check in with the Twin Falls Canal Company and get an outlook on water levels. Read More »

Net Metering On The Farm

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) One local energy company and Idaho Power have partnered up to help reduce your monthly bill on the farm. We're taking a closer look in tonight's Grow Southern Idaho. Solar... Read More »

Private Property Rights For The Agricultural Industry

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Interference with agricultural production, that's a hot button issues for the Idaho State Senate this week. Read More »

Keeping Farmers Out Of The Mud

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) For irrigators in Southern Idaho, the problem of deep ruts and flooded tracks are a yearly problem that can, in the long run, cost farmers big bucks'. Read More »

Replenishing Your Soil

In this week's segment of Grow Southern Idaho, Joey Martin for Idaho’s First News introduces us to a company looking to put the biology back in the soil. Read More »

Educating Tomorrow's "Ag" Leaders Today

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV/ KTWT-TV ) Educating the next generation of the agriculture community is a major part of the College of Southern Idaho. Read More »

4H: Changing With The Times

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )Typically when you think of the 4H program you think of livestock and the farm. Read More »

IIEA Show And Conference: All About The Aquifer

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The annual Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association Show and Conference is underway in Burley Read More »

Winter Half Done: Where Are The Snow Pack Levels At?

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) You may not think the winter months play a big role in agriculture here in southern Idaho. Read More »

Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show And Conference Set For Burley

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Every three years the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association makes their way to southern Idaho for the annual I-I-E-A show and expo. Read More »

GMO Animal Feed: Bio-Technology At Work

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Recently the use of GMO animal feed, or genetically modified animal feed, has hit the news here in southern Idaho. Read More »

Gearing Up For The 37th Annual Agri Action

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) the 37th annual Agri Action Expo is a little over a month and a half away. Read More »

U Of I Extension Office Offering Master Gardener Class

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Do you have a green thumb? Read More »

Picking Out The Perfect Christmas Tree

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) We're just weeks from Christmas, which means if you haven't set up your tree yet... Now is the time to do it! Read More »

The Future Of A Gallon Of Milk

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Idaho ranks 3rd in the nation for dairy production. Read More »

Forcing Flower Bulbs To Bloom Inside Your Home

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT/TV ) If working on your garden is a life–long passion, but the cold winter weather is forcing you to hang up the gloves. Read More »

Crop Burning: What's The Right Way?

Wildfire season is over, but it’s not uncommon to see black plumes of smoke this time of year. Read More »

Twin Falls Canal Company Keeps Busy During Winter Months

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Water is the life blood of agriculture here in southern Idaho. The Twin Falls Canal Company is in charge of making sure that water makes it to the fields. However,... Read More »

Turning Your Leaves Into Food For Your Garden

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) With the fall season upon us, many people are having to clean their yards due to the leaves. However, saving those leaves from your yard can help make your garden... Read More »

Acquisition Impacts Local Agriculture Dealer

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Agri–Service which has headquarters in Twin Falls opened for business in 1990. Two decades later the company has nine locations in three states. But changes are... Read More »