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Businesses face more water regulation under proposed fed rules (access required)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency will have jurisdiction over more water if EPA’s draft guidance on regulated “waters of the U.S.” becomes final. Developers and business operators would be more likely to need permits for ...

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A Minnesota non-profit could help create Idaho jobs (access required)

Meridian farmer Lee Rice was seeking a buyer for the tomatoes he wanted to grow. Boise-based salsa maker David McCown was looking for 5,000 pounds of local Roma tomatoes. In February, Boise-based business facilitator Jodi Peterson introduced them, and if ...

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Money woes stall $1.5 billion fertilizer/fuel project (access required)

Financial hang-ups have stalled construction of a $1.5 billion fertilizer and fuel plant in eastern Idaho that had caught the eye of one of China’s biggest companies. Southeast Idaho Energy in May requested an extension of air quality permits issued ...

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Five years after nematode found, Japan still bans Idaho spuds (access required)

(Adds updated information about recent discovery of the nematode in Idaho) Even before the potato cyst nematode was found this spring in fields near Shelley, Japan refused to accept imports of fresh Idaho potatoes, based on the discovery of the ...

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Generalist jobs still the norm as wine industry grows (access required)

The husband-and-wife team that owns Cinder Winery in Garden City divides tasks simply: Melanie Krause makes the wine and Joe Schnerr sells it. “I love the job,” Schnerr said. “I think we are both really happy with being able to ...

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BLM offers geothermal leases; one buyer sees promise in Idaho (access required)

Idaho may be sitting on a geothermal reservoir but energy outfits apparently aren’t heated up about prospects in the state, as evidenced by the low interest in an auction for Bureau of Land Management leases offered May 24. “Lease sales ...

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Clearwater Paper earnings jump in Q1 (access required)

Clearwater Paper Corp., which has manufacturing plants in Lewiston, reported net earnings of $5.6 million or 47 cents per diluted share in the first quarter, up from $0.5 million or 4 cents a share a year earlier. The recent quarter’s ...

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Idacorp earnings jump in quarter (access required)

Idaho Power parent Idacorp Inc. reported net income of $29.7 million or 60 cents per diluted share in the March 31 quarter, up from $16.1 million or 34 cents per share a year earlier. Stronger demand for power in winter and ...

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