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Ag panel: More technology outreach needed as food demand rises

Lab-to-field breakthroughs will play a key role in food production, so agriculture and its regulatory agencies will continue to deal with the sometimes-controversial approaches. “The food industry in general is going to have to go through a second green revolution, ...

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9th Circuit grants beet industry temporary relief

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay that keeps sugar beet root stocks that will produce seed-bearing plants from being destroyed. The stay “preserves the potential for these plants to produce seed for the 2012 crop” assuming ...

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Tamarack ski season will begin Dec. 20

After months of uncertainty, Tamarack ski operations will start Dec. 20. On Dec. 6, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Terry Myers approved a request by the Tamarack Municipal Association to begin lift operations, including preparation of lodge facilities. The TMA has already ...

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Whole Foods given approval to build in Boise

After years of delay, Whole Foods has been given the green light to build in Boise. On Dec. 6, Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans to build a 35,000-square-foot organic and natural grocery store on Broadway, near Front ...

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Tamarack battles to stay out of liquidation

Lawyers for a Swiss bank that leads lenders owed millions by Tamarack Resort were in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, trying to convince a judge to move the beleaguered vacation getaway out of a reorganization and into liquidation. Credit Suisse ...

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Alliance Title & Escrow opens office in Mountain Home (access required)

Alliance Title and Escrow Corporation has opened its first office in Mountain Home after purchasing First American Title of Elmore County. Located at 1715 American Legion Boulevard, the five-person office joins 23 other locations across Idaho, with several other offices in ...

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Weyerhaeuser Co. eliminates 22 jobs in Boise (access required)

Weyerhaeuser Co. eliminated 22 jobs at its Boise Technology Center this week. Most of the affected workers hold positions in fabrication, engineering, science, logistics, and administrative areas, spokeswoman Shannon Hughes said. Almost all of them will end their work by ...

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Port of Lewiston readies rail alternative as locks close (access required)

The Port of Lewiston’s container revenues could be down 40 percent for the fiscal year because of lock closures on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers planned from mid-December to mid-March, Manager David Doeringsfeld said. “As with any business, if ...

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Unemployment jumps in November

A slight increase in the labor force and a big increase in unemployment drove Idaho’s unemployment rate to 9.4 percent in November, state Department of Labor spokesman Bob Fick said. That compared to 9.1 percent in October and 9 percent ...

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