2014 was Record Year for Idaho Farmers, Ranchers: Report

A new University of Idaho report says 2014 was another record year for Idaho farmers and ranchers.

Researchers say sales of milk, livestock and crops reached nearly $10 billion, the fourth year in a row that cash receipts set records.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported overall sales jumped 16 percent between 2013 and 2014. Net farm income was $4.53 billion last year, up 46 percent from 2013.

agricultureThe potato remained Idaho’s top crop with $885 million in sales.

Hay had record prices of $201 a ton last year, due to strong exports fueled by the drought in California.