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Found 5 blog entries for January 2019.


Employers in Idaho range from the smallest of farms to high tech manufacturers. Many people want to know who the larger employers are in the state, and what sectors provide the most jobs. The bulk of Idaho employment is from private business, 77%, agriculture is at 7% and public-sector jobs funded by federal, state, and local agencies amount to about 16%.

Food processing and manufacturing provides roughly 40,000 jobs in Idaho. The J. R. Simplot Company, which got its start dehydrating potatoes and onions for the troops during World War II, is the largest food manufacturing employer. Simplot is one of the 20 largest employers in Idaho with over 2,000 workers in the state. Over 1,000 jobs are also reported for:

Amalgamated Sugar


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It’s that time of the year again when you turn on a weather forecast and hear that a winter storm is coming! You hear that this one is going to bring snow and you will could be indoors for some time if you are trying to avoid the snow. The annual snowfall in the United States averages around 25 inches a year, but southern Idaho has an average of 36 to 44 inches of snow every year. In the northern panhandle around Coeur d’Alene, you may expect around 65 inches of snow. With so much winter precipitation each year, you can expect Idahoans to know how to pass the cold months without going stir-crazy.

The first secret is that you shouldn’t spend all your time indoors. While it may seem tempting to stay as close to a heating unit as you possibly can, the…

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Famous movie stars have houses in and visit locations all over the world, in many big cities like Los Angeles, Paris, London, and New York City, but did you know that a lot of well-known actors and actresses have connections with Idaho? Many have houses in luxurious resorts, some have Idaho hobbies that they enjoy participating in, and quite a few actors have spent time in the state filming a movie or two. You might be surprised at just how many big names in film have ties to the Gem state.

The Sun Valley ski resort is a popular luxury resort for Idahoans. It is a beautiful area with fantastic ski slopes and plenty of other great winter sports that one can enjoy. However, over the years its popularity has spread beyond the state and many quite…

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While Idaho is a state known mostly for its potatoes and snowy winters, there are an amazing amount of interesting facts in its history. It has been home to an incredible amount of geographic activity due to the Yellowstone magma hotspot causing untold eruptions throughout its past, which has caused the soil to be rich in nutrients. That’s what makes Idaho so ideal for farming! Long before any of the iconic elk or grizzly bear lived here, the entire state was covered by a shallow sea full of coral and prehistoric sea creatures. As the Rocky Mountains grew and subsequently eroded, these ancient sea beds were exposed, making Idaho a hotspot for many types of interesting fossils. Its geological history has been exciting, but Idaho has continued to grow…

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Every state in the United States of America has things that make it unique. Each one has its own characteristics that make it so special. Idaho has no exception. As one of the largest states land-wise, there is plenty of room to find things that you may not have known about the Gem state.

First and foremost, when you say Idaho, what is the first thought that comes to mind? You most likely answered potatoes. Idaho is infamous for this vegetable, and for good reason, as it has been growing them since the state was first founded. Idaho flourishes in growing potatoes because it offers the ideal climate and environment to grow them, now producing over 1/3 of the nation’s potatoes. The number of potatoes grown in the Gem state also sparked the…

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