How does the “Dairy State” farmer’s production rank?
Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its oranges. Texas is known for its cotton production. How does Wisconsin’s dairy production rank verses these well know other states production? Which state do you think produces the most farm income from their lead agricultural product?
It’s not even close!
According to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture:
Wisconsin produced $ 5 billion worth of milk
Texas produced $ 2.2 billion of cotton
Florida growers produced $ 1.4 billion of oranges
Idaho produced $ 964 million in potatoes.
In addition Wisconsin farmers produced $ 2.2 billion of corn, $ 902 million of soybeans and $ 251 million of potatoes. Hard working Wisconsin farmers help to feed America and the world..