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Interactive U.S. Map Shows Economic Impact of Dairy Exports in Your State

By Mark O'Keefe

Wisconsin's economy leads the country with more than 12,700 jobs from dairy exports alone.

How many jobs are generated by dairy exports in your state?

The interactive graphic below created by MILK magazine gives you that answer and more with a single click. With shading, it also provides data visualization of the states where dairy exports are most important to state economies.

Suppressed milk prices have made making ends meet difficult for many dairy farmers, with Wisconsin has led the nation in farm bankruptcies for several years. But the situation would have been worse without 12,700 jobs created in Wisconsin (shaded dark blue) from dairy exports, more than any other state.

California's economy (dark blue) has the highest overall economic impact from dairy exports -- $2.17 billion.

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