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Rural Business Development and Assistance

Idaho Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture oversees Idaho’s agricultural and livestock industries and ag-related businesses, including:

  • farming, ranching
  • florists and nurseries (plants)
  • dairies
  • feed lots
  • livestock, including cervidae
  • livestock auction sales
  • fish farms (aquaculture)
  • commercial bee keepers
  • pesticide applicators
  • organic farming
  • organic fertilizer manufacturers
  • farmer’s markets and other seasonal food-related activities

The Department also manages programs to control noxious weeds and invasive insects and monitors Idaho’s Agricultural Water Quality Program.

Idaho Department of Commerce

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