Twin Falls County is one of Idaho's leading agricultural production counties. Twin Falls County is located in South Central Idaho, which is commonly referred to as the Magic Valley. There are 1,232,064 acres within the county, and approximately one-third of the land is used for agricultural production. The climate of Twin Falls County is characterized as dry with average annual participation of 10.4 inches and relatively low humidity. Temperatures range from an average 91.5 degrees Fahrenheit in July to an average 18.5 degrees Fahrenheit in January. The average length of the growing season, based on freeze-free temperatures, is 133 days from May 13 to Sept. 23.
Crops producers in Twin Falls County grow a wider diversity of crops than other Magic Valley county producers. The major crops grown in Twin Falls County are beans, alfalfa, hay, malt barley, wheat, corn, sugar beets, and potatoes. Twin Falls is the largest producer of dry beans, and largest producer if alfalfa hay, and the first largest producer of silage corn in the state of Idaho. Over one-fourth (552,000 cwt.) of all dry beans in the state are produced here. Alfalfa hay and silage corn production in the county is estimated to be 467,000 tons and 1,080,000 tons, respectively. Other crops grown are oats, peas, a few small seed and specialty crops, apples, peaches, pears, sweet cherries, apricots and nectarines. There are about 100 acres of orchards located mostly in the Snake River canyon. Read more....
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