BOISE, Idaho—Idaho set another record for agricultural exports last year, as the value of Gem State farm commodities sold to other countries reached $921 million.
That total was a 10.5 percent increase over the record of $834 million set in 2011, which was 22 percent more than the former record set in 2008.
Those totals are based on Census Bureau Data that are broken down for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture by Global Trade Information Services.
A trade expert told Idaho farm leaders recently that he expects those totals to grow substantially because of surging demand around the world, particularly in emerging markets. Sixty-six percent of Idaho's ag exports went to developing countries in 2012.
SOURCE: Sean Ellis, Capital Press