We all know how important Dairy is to our local economy. The good news: according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dairy production in the western states was up an average of 4.7% through July. Idaho marked a 5.7% increase in dairy production. According to the same study, overall dairy production saw a rise of 0.8% in the United States, while many areas actually recorded a decline.

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