The past five months have been historically turbulent for Magic Valley agriculture.
Prices plummeted in April for several of south-central Idaho’s most important ag products. A lot of demand for products such as cheese and french fries disappeared overnight when restaurants closed. Some dairy farmers had to dump milk. Spud farmers donated thousands of pounds of potatoes because they couldn’t find buyers.
After some of the worst weeks in history for certain products, prices began surging back — the price of milk has more than doubled since April and now sits at a record high, for instance.