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Rising Canyon County land prices threaten agriculture (access required)

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Agriculture land in rural Canyon County is becoming too expensive to farm. That’s a problem, because agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. In fact, Idaho ranks No. 4 ...

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Thanks to robotic milking, more Idaho bovines are sporting Fitbits for cows (access required)

Faced with an increasing shortage of workers, Idaho dairies are investing in robotic milkers. “The interest in robotic milking in Idaho is growing quite rapidly,” said John Paetz, regional manager of Lely North America, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. The company ...

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