More than 12 cents of every $1 generated and one job in 10 are attributed to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries in the five-state region of the Northwest — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
In Idaho, agriculture, forestry and fisheries generate nearly $32 billion in sales and produce 143,611 full- and part-time jobs.
This comes from a study recently commissioned by Northwest Farm Credit Services and conducted by Oregon State University Extension Service Rural Studies Program and the University of Idaho Extension Service.
The study concludes that the total economic impact of the ag, forestry and fisheries segments comprise more than 885,900 jobs and nearly $176.1 billion in sales. Of this impact, 68.2 percent comes from agriculture, representing 7.5 percent of all jobs in the region and 8.3 percent of total sales. Forestry follows at 23.8 percent of the impact, with 2.3 percent of all jobs and 2.9 percent of total sales in the region; and fisheries at 7.9 percent of the impact represents 0.9 percent of sales and 1 percent of jobs in the region.