It is no secret that Idaho is known for growing potatoes. Lots and lots of potatoes. We own our starchy root vegetable proudly and even celebrate it. The amount of other daily used crops is astounding, and the dollar amount attached is even more astounding!
Idaho Agriculture is a massive part of what makes Idaho - Idaho. The Gem state is made up of some incredible, beautiful, wide-open, hard-working farmland. Idaho is top in the country for producing the most of three major crops and top two for quite a few other crop staples in the country.
Without Idaho Agriculture, Idahoans (and basically the rest of the country) wouldn’t have the products we so regularly need and purchase – wants or essentials. Today is National AG Day. And though we should always be thankful for what they do for us, we should take today to thank a farmer and celebrate Idaho Agriculture.