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

New Company Using Microbes To Develop Healthy Crop

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - For farmers in Southern Idaho, any advantage in developing a healthy crop is always welcomed. And a new product that was on display at this year's Agri-Action... Read More »

Grow Southern Idaho: Farm Income, Hay Production and Potato Contacts

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Idaho farmers saw a significant personal income jump in 2014. Total Idaho income increased 5.3 % in 2014, the 6th fastest rate in the nation according to the U.S.... Read More »

Milk Production is Up in the U.S.

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The dairy industry in the Gem State is a driving force for the Idaho economy. Now according to new data, milk production is up in all 50 states, and a big part... Read More »

Irrigation Season is Underway: The Water is on the Way

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) On Monday, the Twin Falls Canal Company officially began filling their canals for this year's irrigation season. And now, the Minidoka Irrigation District and... Read More »

Grow Southern Idaho: Prepping Your Lawns and Gardens for the Spring

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) As the temperatures outside begins to warm up, green–thumbs around the valley are gearing up for another year of hitting the gardens and tending to lawns. And getting... Read More »

USDA - FSA Rural Youth Loans: Lending A Hand To Americas Future Farmers

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has teamed up with the Farm Service of America to offer future young farmers the opportunity to start from the floor up. Youth... Read More »

The Pivot Pup: Something New For Irrigation

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) For local farmers, preventing against deep irrigation ruts and bogged down equipment is a constant struggle. But now one local farmer and innovator has developed... Read More »

SCRAP ACT: Stopping Costly Regulations Against Produce

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Protecting the quality of Idaho’s fresh produce is a very real and a very big responsibility. But a proposed FDA rule is turning that task into a heavy financial... Read More »

Grow Southern Idaho: Exports And Net Farm Income Up In Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Idaho ag exports have basically doubled over a six year span. According to state export data released by USDA Economic Research Service, Idaho exports topped out... Read More »

Keeping Your Farming Equipment Lubricated

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) From tractor engines to pivot pumps, if not properly lubricated, the risk of a total shutdown could be a real possibility. In this week’s segment of Grow Southern... Read More »

A Good Water Year To Come For Local Farmers

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With winter slowing coming to an end, it’s time to take a closer look at the snow-pack levels and get an idea of how much water will be available this coming planting... Read More »

Grow Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) 2014 was a good year for Idaho farmers and ranchers. At the end of 2014 Idaho farmers and ranchers recorded one of the best financial years to date. 4.53 billion... Read More »

The Benefits Of Using Direct Seeding Or Cover Crops

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) For farmers in Southern Idaho keeping the soil healthy is a big deal. Typically at the end of the harvest season, farmers are ripping out the left over bi-products... Read More »

Soil Compaction: Why You Should Wait Until The Ground Dries Up

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT –TV ) As the snow continues to blanket the ground here in Southern Idaho, farmers need to be cautious of when is the best time to take large equipment out into the field. In... Read More »

Idaho Ag Exports Could Be Impacted By West Coast labor Dispute

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Agriculture exports in the state of Idaho account for a vast majority of the overall profits of the Ag based economy. But now, a west coast labor dispute is... Read More »

Christmas Tree Recycling In Twin Falls

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With Christmas 2014 in the books, it's time to start the long process of packing up all of your holiday decorations. And one main item, that you can't quite save... Read More »

High Prices And Missing Cattle

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With the price of beef continuing to climb, the risk of cattle poaching is an ever growing concern. Recently in Eastern Idaho around $350,000 worth of cattle has... Read More »

Keeping Your Christmas Tree Lush And Green

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With Christmas right around the corner, decorating your house in a festive theme is on everyone’s to–do list. And the center piece of everyone holiday decorations... Read More »

2015 Agri-Action: Gearing Up For A 38th Year

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Going on its 38th consecutive year, the annual Agri–Action Expo is set to get underway in two months here in Twin Falls. The largest event of its kind in the northwest,... Read More »

The Margin Protection Program

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Keeping your crops and livestock protected in the case of an emergency is all part of the farming lifestyle. And thanks to the most current farm bill, local dairy farmers... Read More »

Idaho's Dairy Industry And The Numbers To Back It Up

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The dairy industry here in Idaho is an economic powerhouse. And in a newly released study, the stats back it up. This new study comes out of the University of... Read More »

Dairy Industry Quite The Powerhouse For Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The dairy industry here in Idaho is quickly becoming a economic powerhouse for the gem state. And across the Pacific Northwest, the numbers are growing as well. In... Read More »

Master Gardener Program

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With winter fast approaching, local farmers and gardeners are packing up for the season and deciding what the next year will bring. That's why the Twin Falls University... Read More »

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 »