Explore undefined agriculture and learn what makes it unique.
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.
There are nearly 25,000 farms spread across 11.7 million acres of agricultural land in Idaho of various capacities. The latest USDA Ag Census showed us that Idaho farmers produced and sold $7.6 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, $3.2 billion worth of crops, including greenhouse and nursery crops, and $4.4 billion of Livestock, Poultry, and their products.
The top 5 counties in Idaho in terms of agricultural sales in Idaho were Cassia County, Gooding County, Twin Falls County, Jerome County, and Canyon County. These counties combined make up 48% of agricultural revenue in Idaho.