Tuesday, August 21, 2018
 Wisconsin Dairy Exports Up 23%  

The value of Wisconsin's dairy exports for the first half of 2013 is up compared to a year ago. Governor Scott Walker's office announced that exports of state dairy products increased 23 percent during the first six months of the year at $171 million. Wisconsin ranks fourth nationwide for the value of dairy exports.

"The growth in our dairy industry is due to the hard work of the farmers and processors who produce quality and safe dairy products," Governor Walker said. "Wisconsin is quickly growing beyond being America's Dairy Land. Our agriculture industry continues to be a strong cornerstone of our state's economy, and the overall increase of Wisconsin exports is good for our economy and the hardworking employees who help produce great products."

Dairy-related products were the state's most valuable ag-related exports so far this year, followed by raw furskins, food ingredients, ethanol, and cereal grains. Canada, China, and Mexico were the top export destinations for state farm goods.

Overall, Wisconsin exported $1.6 billion worth of agricultural products to 132 countries in the first half of this year. That is an increase of nearly 10 percent over last year.

 

Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection


Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (Archive on Wednesday, September 04, 2013)
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