I just thought this would be interesting to share since the drought had a lot of people down. It's still great to highlight some successes.
The [URL="http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/articles/idaho-agriculture-revenue-expected-to-close-2012-at-record-level-2210"]agriculture industry in Idaho[/URL] is expected to close 2012 with a new record for revenue growth in a year’s time period, according to findings expressed in a Capital Press article. Official numbers will be released in the University of Idaho’s annual “Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture” in January 2013.
"It's pretty evident we will set a new record for total revenue," University of Idaho agricultural economist Paul Patterson said in the article; Patterson said cash receipts for all Idaho farm commodities combined will be up about 5 percent in 2012. At the close of 2012, 2011’s record of $7.4 billion will likely be exceeded by almost $400 million, with much credit due to grain and forage prices at high levels throughout 2012.