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U of I’s $45M CAFE Project Underway

November 25, 2020

This article written by Sean Ellis of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation was published in the Post Register in Idaho Falls on Nov. 24.

POCATELLO — After nearly 15 years of being discussed, put on hold and then discussed again, the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment is actually happening. “Things are moving forward. It’s pretty exciting,” said Michael Parrella, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, which is overseeing the $45 million CAFE project. Initial soil sampling work is already being conducted on the land that will house a 2,000-cow dairy that will make CAFE the largest research dairy in the nation. Read more.

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