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

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 »

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 »