Agriculture continues to fuel Idaho’s economy
January 17, 2020

Idaho has a rich heritage in farming and our farms continue to produce a wide variety of crops that fuel Idaho’s economy. As the 5th largest agricultural economy in the United States, based on farm GDP as a percent of the state’s total GDP, Idaho’s farm-produced GDP growth rate percentage has outpaced Idaho’s own GDP growth rate percentage, which shows that agriculture continues to be an important driver in Idaho’s economic health. Idaho’s cash receipts in 2019 topped $8.3 billion were predominately from milk, cattle, potatoes, hay, grain, barley, and sugar. Idaho’s agriculture cash receipts continue to outpace U.S. averages and Idaho farm incomes reached a record high last year. Idaho exports around $848 million of agricultural products each year.