Штат Айдахо

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The Idaho potato remains the state’s most important cash crop, followed by wheat, sugar beets, alfalfa, beans, truck vegetables, and peas. Cattle are the main livestock. To¬tal farm receipts were over $2.7 billion in 1989. Manufacturing in the state is centered around potato and beet-sugar processing, lumber products, and chemicals. Silver, lead, and zinc, sand, gravel, basalt, pumice, garnet, and phosphate are the principle min¬ing products. As in many Western states, tourism is one of the fastest growing indus-tries, as visitors flock to see Idaho’s spec¬tacular national and state parks.
Among states, Idaho ranks high in the gen¬eration of energy from renewable resources —mainly hydropower and woodburning. The Columbia and Snake River system, which passes through the state, is one of the most endangered in the nation, in part due to Idaho’s heavy use of irrigation. In fact, Idahoans use more water per capita than the inhabitants of any other state. Among the species threatened by declining river levels is the sockeye salmon, which is near¬ly extinct in Idaho.