Idaho has a population of around 1.6 million and an area of 83,569 square miles, Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state’s capital and largest city is Boise. Idaho is the original home to large retailers such as Albertsons and Winco. Gross state product for 2015 was $64.9 billion,[45] and the per capita income based on 2015 GDP and 2015 population estimates was $39,100

State Department of Agriculture

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has an ever-important place in one of the state’s largest industry sectors. We recognize Idaho’s economic well-being is forever tied to the health of its farming and ranching. We also recognize new opportunities exist that will redefine the future of agriculture in Idaho. As agriculture changes, ensuring efficient and superior service delivery will be the department’s foremost priority. The pledge has been made to optimize the value of principles our farmers and ranchers have framed over the past century.

Idaho Preferred® is a program to identify and promote food and agricultural products grown, raised, or processed in the Gem State. Administered by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, the program showcases the quality, diversity, and availability of Idaho food and agricultural products and is working to assist Idaho consumers in their efforts to find local products.

Other Programs

Buy Idaho is a non-profit membership organization promoting Idaho products, Idaho services and Idaho businesses. For over 30 years, we have supported the Idaho business community and championed for Idaho companies to grow and prosper in our state. Our goal is to keep tax dollars in Idaho and build businesses that will increase job opportunities and quality of life for all Idahoans.