Quinoa has the potential to be an eastern Idaho staple crop

Quinoa has the potential to be an eastern Idaho staple crop

Jeremiah Clark, owner of Clark Seed LLC, talks about the challenges and benefits of growing quinoa Wednesday at his home in Ammon. Clark is one of the first farmers in the area to plant quinoa, and is growing the seed on 20 acres. Clark believes the crop could be more profitable than wheat or barley, assuming he can hit his estimated 1,000-pounds-per-acre benchmark. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

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