The Treasure Valley in Idaho
The Snake River Valley in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon is a world reknown seed growing region. The area is surrounded by mountain ranges that protect it from high winds. The cool nights of a high mountain desert allow the crops to “rest” from hot days and irrigation from reliable sources helps mantain a steady supply of water. The area also allows for good isolation of crops.
Today this region supplies about 65% of the world’s hybrid Sweet Corn Seed. It has been the top world producer of Sweet Corn seed for more than 7 decades. It is one of the most diverse production areas in the world, producing over one hundred different crops. Seeds from this area are sold on every continent except Antartica.