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Idaho is famous for Potato production but produces a wide variety of crops and animals across its diverse landscape. Idaho produced and sold over $7.5 billion in agricultural products in 2017, making it one of the top industries in the state. While Idaho accounts for over 24% of Potatoes sold in the U.S., this only makes up 12% of the state’s total commodity sales. Idaho is also a major producer of Cattle as well as specialty products such as food-sized trout, cheese, and alfalfa hay for which they rank top 5 in the nation.

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Farmland Returns



idaho Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, idaho farmland has offered average returns of 10.8%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $117,600. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.


Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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