In the News: 2017 Contribution of Agriculture to the Wisconsin Economy

Steven Deller’s August 2019 report, “Contribution of Agriculture to the Wisconsin Economy: Updated for 2017“, made headlines across the region. The report found that, although farmers have been struggling with low commodity prices, agriculture’s economic impact grew to $104 billion in 2017, primarily due to the growth in food processing.

Here is what the media is saying:

Food Production Industry Is Strong Amid Farm Troubles, Report States at Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin’s agricultural economy is growing, even as small dairy farms are closing at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dairy impacts economy more than ever in Wisconsin at Spectrum News 1

Agriculture pumps $104.8B into state’s economy despite farm losses at Wisconsin State Farmer

Study finds continued economic growth for state ag industry at The Country Today

Wisconsin dairy generates $45.6b economic impact at Feedstuffs

Wisconsin dairy supports 157K jobs and has a $45.6bn impact at Dairy Reporter

Wisconsin dairy generates $45.6 billion in economic impact at Progressive Dairy

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