Hay production has ramped up in Idaho to feed the state’s growing beef and dairy herds. Hay has surpassed potatoes as Idaho’s biggest crop, but rain has damaged hay quality for two straight years, threatening hay operators operating beneath break-even points.
We talk about making America great as if we’ve lost it all. Nancy Naper says she’s betting on the ability of people who do the work — in the field, on the factory floor, in the classroom or the operating room — to ask good questions and find ways to do things better.
Quick highlights of Idaho’s top business news from mid-June to mid-July, told in 16 briefs and three photos. Top stories include Ada County home prices setting record highs, St. Luke’s preparing to begin construction on its Boise hospital revamp, and Idaho health insurers seeking to raise rates sharply again in 2017.
Café Mulé — Boise’s mule-side coffee service that ran into regulatory issues — has received permission from private landowners to work at three spots in the Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Boise Foothills.
Former Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, working for a gas and oil exploration company, told the Idaho and Gas Conservation Commission Thursday that current rules for meters at wellheads are inadequate. He called for using North Dakota’s rules immediately.
Quick highlights of Idaho’s top business news from mid-April to mid-May, told in 14 briefs and three photos. Top stories include overtime eligibility for some salaried workers, Treasure Valley doctors accepting millions of dollars from drug and device makers, and some smokers lying to evade higher insurance premiums.