Little: Virtual Trade Mission Benefits Idaho Ag Economy

Idaho Governor Brad Little says he is starting to see early, positive results from the state’s recent virtual trade mission to Mexico. Little noted that Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export destination, accounting for the purchase of nearly $225 million in Idaho products last year alone, with much of that coming from agriculture and food […]

Farming A Primary Focus Of Little’s State Of The State

During his State of the State address January 11th, Idaho Governor Brad Little addresses several issues key to the state’s farming community. He said his “Building Idaho’s Future” plan will invest in in needed agriculture and water infrastructure projects, which he said would aid in the economic vitality of rural Idaho. “Agriculture, and our economic […]

Little In Awe Of The Resiliency Of Idaho Agriculture

Agriculture, like most industries, has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. And while some commodities, have fared worse than others, the same can be said for states, with some states reporting noticeable drops in Ag profits in 2020, and an increase in farm bankruptcies. However, according to Governor Brad Little, while […]

Idaho Ag Production Up 6% To $8.25B

The value of Idaho agricultural production in 2019 hit $8.25 Billion, up 6% year over year. The rankings of the top nine commodities remained unchanged from 2018. Coming in at $2.86 billion milk remains the leading agricultural commodity in the state. Not only did that value jumped 20% from 2018’s numbers, last year was the […]

Keller Reflects Back On Time With Idaho Farm Bureau

After 41 years with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, 21 of which he served as CEO and Executive Vice President, Rick Keller will retire this summer. During his time, Farm Bureau membership increased 39 of the 41 years. IFBF now represents 80,635 families, including 14,000 members that are involved with the state’s agricultural industry. Keller […]

Value Of Washington Ag Drops, While Idaho Moves Higher

The value of agriculture in Washington dropped last year.  According to NASS, total production came in at $9.67 billion last year, a 2% drop from the revised 2017 figures.  Apples remain the leading agricultural commodity with a value of $2.19 billion last year, a 10% year-over-year drop.  Apples represented 23% of the total agricultural value […]