IFBF President Frank Priestley Addresses 71st Annual MeetingBoise--Idaho Farm Bureau President Frank Priestley addressed more than 300 Farm Bureau Members at the General Session Luncheon at the DoubleTree Downtowner in Boise Tuesday afternoon.
Priestley says Idaho Farmers have many things to be thankful for after a successful harvest statewide and favorable commodity markets nationwide. "When Idaho Agriculture does well, the state does well despite the sluggish economy," said Priestley. "Agriculture is the jewel in the state's economic crown. We also pay taxes that fund schools, police and fire departments, Agriculture is a big part of Idaho's Economic Foundation."
Priestley told Farm Bureau members that Ag contributes more than $4.4 billion dollars to the state economy each year, and reminded members that over 100,000 Idaho jobs and fuel the economy.