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Rural Business Development and Assistance

USDA Rural Development– Idaho
Small Business AdministrationRural Businesses
Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) – provides training and technical assistance to  drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho communities with populations under 10,000.

Idaho Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture oversees Idaho’s agricultural, livestock and food production 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 beekeepers
  • 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