Farm

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Farm-to-Fork dinners are served on the very farms that grow the evening's food. They are a national phenomenon. But ultra fresh fare isn't all these feasts offer. Correspondent Guy Hand goes to dinner at Peaceful Belly Farms in the Treasure Valley and finds there's more on the menu than a good meal.

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West New Bureau

Every day, about 19 people move to Boise. And that growth is creating a housing crunch in the valley.

 

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

A district judge has ruled in favor the Dry Creek Valley Coalition in the Treasure Valley.


Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

Lots of winter snow followed by abnormally wet spring weather delayed spring field work in the Treasure and Magic Valleys. But the Capital Press reports farm work is back on schedule now that weather has returned to normal and temperatures are on the rise.

Paul Skeen of the Malhuer County Onion Growers says he planted most of his crop two to three weeks later than usual. 

But recent warm days are causing crops like sugar beets and corn to come on strong. And farmers are counting on continued warm weather to bring crops back to normal.

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The Treasure Valley Food Coalition this week is asking the question, “why should we save farmland in Idaho?” As growth and development spread across the Treasure Valley, the coalition is starting a conversation about preserving farmland in places like Canyon County.

Anna King / Northwest news Network

Idaho farmers and ranchers had a strong year financially in 2012 but this year they could face challenges. That’s according to a new study from economists at the University of Idaho.