(BOISE, ID) — Idaho is seeing a rise in the number of goods produced in rural areas, but that’s not enough to keep up with the rising tide of inflation. Idaho ‘s 33 rural counties produced $17.5 billion in goods and services in 2011 alone, a 5.1 percent increase from 2010. State labor officials say that once inflation is taken into account, the state saw its gross production rate decline by just under one percent.
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications