Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Just in

  Idaho's farmers and ranchers saw record cash receipts in 2013, for the fourth consecutive year.

 Boise--A University of Idaho report says Idaho Ag cash receipts topped $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 U of I 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.

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