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Morning News: Idaho Wheat Acres Down, Idaho Wind Energy Project Likely Dead

Local Dairy’s Digester Nets $500K Grant | Times-News The digester, at Double A Dairy, has a 20-year sales agreement with Idaho Power for the energy it produces. In the process of converting manure into fertilizer, the digester generates 4.5 megawatts of energy. That’s enough to power 3,500 homes, and uses enough methane to keep the equivalent of the annual emissions of 10,000 vehicles out of the air. (

Idaho’s total wheat acres down 9 percent from 2011 | Industry officials in Idaho view the decrease as a normal fluctuation in plantings and caution against reading too much into the drop, pointing out that Idaho farmers have a plethora of high-priced crops from which to choose. (

NV Energy pulls out of wind project because of threatened bird | Las Vegas Sun More studies by the federal government on the future of the sage grouse has prompted NV Energy to pull out of developing a major wind energy project touted to supply 100,000 homes. (


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