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There are several state and national organizations collecting and posting data that pertains to Idaho's statewide food system.  

Explore their websites to learn more.  Then scroll down to find local and regional food systems studies across Idaho and the Inland Northwest.

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Indicators Idaho

Indicators Idaho was created by the University of Idaho Extension to provide a one-stop source of up-to-date information on Idaho and its counties, reservations and tribes.

Visit the website to find the most recent population, unemployment and other statistics.

Indicators Website


United For Alice

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed is a source for exploring the latest ALICE data at both the state and national levels.

Idaho ALICE Overview


US Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of US farms and ranches and the people who operate them, including very small farms raising $1000 of products per year.


Explore 2017 Census reports and sign-up for the 2022 Census today.

Visit the Census of Ag Website

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Values in Place-Based Food Systems

Exploration of Values and Agency in Place-Based Food Systems



This University of Idaho Inland Northwest regional study focuses on how values-based food chains integrate with conventional systems and how people working in place-based food systems navigate shared, compatible and sometimes conflicting values.

Full Journal Article


Inland Northwest Food Hubs

Capital in Context:  Funding US Inland Northwest Food Hub Development Before and During COVID-19



This study focuses on how 10 food hubs in the U.S. Inland Northwest resourced their start-up and development before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Full Journal Article


Walla Walla Food Hub

This food hub feasibility was the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank and the Walla Walla Food System Coalition



The study evaluates several options for creating a good hub in the Walla Walla Valley based on the region's production capacity, markets, human and social capital and existing infrastructure. 

Study Report

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