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New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers’ privacy. AVTECH Software is preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring ...

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Idaho oilseeds supplier expands his foreign markets (access required)

The owner of an American Falls oilseeds supplier said he’s been significantly expanding his foreign markets recently, creating new opportunities for local farmers to diversify their crop rotations. For growers in southern and eastern Idaho, contracts with Mountain States Oilseeds ...

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Barley farmers start supplying version of the grain that is edible for humans

A major grain supplier is developing a new market for Eastern Idaho barley farmers, who have endured recent cuts to their contracted malt barley acreage. In addition to raising malt barley for large brewing companies or feed barley for livestock, ...

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Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. ...

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A word with Diane Bevan, first CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Diane Bevan is the first full-time CEO of the 11-year-old Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Nampa-based networking organization. The chamber has 125 members and a 14-member board; Bevans is its only employee. Bevans, a native of Nowata, Oklahoma, was ...

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