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Role of Agricultural Processing in Idaho's Economy
Pub. Date: 2013
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Idaho food manufacturing accounts directly for 16,000 Idaho jobs (2% of the total), $8.5 billion in sales (7.3% of the total), and $1.2 billion of Idaho's gross state product (2% of GSP).
This publication discusses the economic contributions made by the processing of barley, beef, dairy products, potatoes, sugarbeets, and wheat in Idaho. For each commodity, the publication discusses economic contribution, processing and location, production and price trends, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Authors: Paul Lewin, Kathleen Painter, Paul Patterson, Neil Rimbey, C. Wilson Gray