2013 record year for Idaho farm receipts

Idaho farmers and ranchers pulled in a record amount of cash receipts in 2013, the third consecutive record year for Gem State agriculture. Net farm income, though, was down slightly compared with 2012.
Sean Ellis

Capital Press

Published on January 2, 2014 12:11PM

BOISE — Idaho farmers and ranchers in 2013 posted a third consecutive year of record cash receipts. The $7.82 billion total was a 3 percent increase over 2012.

University of Idaho ag economists also project that net farm income in Idaho totaled $2.73 billion in 2013, a slight decline of $12 million from 2012 but still 56 percent above the 10-year average.

The numbers were released to lawmakers Jan. 2 by John Foltz, dean of UI’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. They are included in the report, “The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2013.”


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