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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

Wrapping Up The Year At North Side Canal

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Local Canal Companies have turned off the water and farmers are finishing up with their harvest. In this week’s segment of Grow Southern Idaho, Joey Martin for... Read More »

Putting Your Lawn And Garden To Bed For The Winter

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The morning frost the blanked Southern Idaho on Wednesday morning is a good indicator that it might be time to put your lawn and garden to bed for the winter. In... Read More »

Preparing Your Crops For The Freeze

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) As the fall season continues, the chances of an overnight freeze become more and more of a possibility. "When you look at the long term climate averages a killing... Read More »

Potato Harvest: This Year's Outlook

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) ‘World Famous Potatoes’ that's a reputation the Gem State has had for almost 80 years. And it's a reputation that is gaining ground every day. So how does this... Read More »

Tubbs Berry Farm: Picking The Perfect Pumpkin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The Magic Valley is known for being able to grow a wide variety of seasonal products and produce. And one of these crops has really made a name for itself in the... Read More »

Sugar Beet Harvest Is Underway

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The harvest season for one of Idaho’s top cash crops has got underway. Last year the Sugar Beet saw one of the best seasons on record. And this year, the numbers... Read More »

USDA Farm To School Grant

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT- TV ) The Idaho State Department of Agriculture recently received a grant for a new program designed to increase locally grown products in schools. The USDA Farm to... Read More »

Biting Black Flies In Twin Falls County

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The biting black fly or buffalo gnat is a growing problem for the agricultural community. Besides being annoying to people, black flies are also serious pest of... Read More »

Twin Falls Canal Company: A Week After The Storm

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) It's been one week since the storm that rocked Twin Falls and the Magic Valley. With flooding impacting not only the city of Twin Falls, the canal companies were... Read More »

Gluten Free Means Gluten Free

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The deadline is up. According to the Food and Drug Administration, to use the gluten free label, products must now have an undetectable level of gluten. Products... Read More »

Beef Prices On The Rise

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) beef and pork prices are seeing a rise across the nation but about what about here in southern Idaho. Read More »

Magic Valley Youth Foundation

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV) - Supporting the youth of tomorrow, that's the goal of the many Farm Bureau Agents across the Magic Valley. "Were going to call it the Magic Valley Youth Foundation... Read More »

Picking Your Own Fruits And Vegetables At CSI

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Local crops are starting to show the signs of harvest. And over at the College of Southern Idaho, the annual U-Pick Garden is ready for customers. Going on its... Read More »

Bugs Run Rampant Due To Mild Winter

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A mild winter means less water for irrigation. But another side effect of a mild winter is making its presence known across the region in the form of pests and bugs... Read More »

Taking A Look At This Year’s Sugar Beet Crop

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Idaho is known for its world famous potatoes, but another crop has been making millions for the state for a very long time. For over 100 years, the sugar beet has... Read More »

Pest Management Tour In Kimberly

Kimberly, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Growing strong and full crops is the goal of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. For the past 23 years, the Extension Center in Kimberly has been working... Read More »

Waiting For The Right Price For Cattle

Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) High prices for cattle and lower numbers in herds are causing cattlemen across the west to make a difficult decision. In this week’s segment of Grow Southern Idaho, we take... Read More »

Milk Prices On The Rise

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) You might want to take a closer look at your grocery bill. If you haven't noticed already, milk prices are way up from where they were a year ago. In this week’s... Read More »

Classroom Ag To End The Year

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With the school year coming to a close one local farm based organization is doing their part in making sure that the youth of Southern Idaho remembers the farm over summer break. Read More »

Weed Awareness Week

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Controlling noxious and invasive weeds can be a full time job. The State of Idaho is taking an active approach in fighting back. It's Noxious and Invasive Weeds... Read More »

Kids On The Farm

Eden, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Educating today's youth on the importance of the farm life is crucial in keeping America a world leader in agriculture production. One local organization is doing their... Read More »

The Twin Falls Farmers Market Is Back

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With spring time upon us, farmers in southern Idaho are gearing up for a long season ahead. Typically it's not until the end of the season when the harvest comes... Read More »

Keeping Your Lawn Green

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Keeping your lawn lush and green is the goal of every homeowner. However, with living in the desert, the amount of water available to do so is limited. That's... Read More »

Protecting Your Crops

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Like anything in life, the idea of having insurance is always a good idea, whether it is life, auto or home insurance. But what about farmers protecting their crops? "It's... Read More »

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 »