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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

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 »

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 »