2013 Record Year for Idaho Farmers and Ranchers
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s farmers and ranchers saw record cash receipts in 2013, for the fourth consecutive year. A report from the University of Idaho says cash receipts were projected at $7.82 billion in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012.
About $4.3 billion of that total came from the state’s livestock industries, with dairy farmers bringing in $2.57 billion while the sale of cattle and calves brought in $1.5 billion.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports crop receipts were led by potatoes with $965 million, followed by wheat at $732 million. Net farm income was projected at $2.73 billion for 2013, 56 percent above the 10-year average.