Salute to Idaho Agriculture: Malad Gorge Farms



GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Malad Gorge Farms is a second-generation operation in Southern Idaho. It grows many Idaho staples together with corn, wheat and naturally, potatoes.

“My father started the farm and I’ve been working here since I graduated high school, which is 25 years,” stated Jeremy Morris of Malad Gorge Farms.

Jeremy Morris has been working the farm for years, and even with the drought of 2021, the farm reaped one other spectacular crop.

“We grew about 650 acres of potatoes, along with another 5,000 acres of corn crops, grain and silage, and alfalfa and wheat.” With drought considerations persevering with into 2022, Morris is starting to change some plans, transferring away from long-water season crops.

Morris says you could have to be versatile as an Idaho farmer and reap the benefits of the assets you might be given.

“It’s a big concern, you know, we’ve never had no water. we are going to have a percentage of water for next year, but it might not be enough to grow a corn crop or a potato crop. So, we’re planting a lot of wheat this fall and just planting crops that use a shorter season of water.”

Whether it’s potatoes, corn, or wheat, Morris and his household are proud to proceed to keep on Idaho’s most well-known business.

“It’s kind of a lost art in my opinion farming is. The way we do it. It’s really hands-on. If you’re not dirty, you’re not going to make any money.”

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