Wisconsin Agriculture 2020

In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

When most people think about Wisconsin agriculture, they immediately think of cheese. And while the Badger State is justified in its reputation as America’s Dairyland, the state’s agriculture industry encompasses so much more. Wisconsin agriculture contributes a whopping $88.3 billion to the state’s economy annually, and provides 413,500 jobs, or 12% of the state’s total employment, in fields such as management and business, science and engineering, forestry production, communications, and more.

Hardworking farmers operate 64,800 farms in Wisconsin covering 14.3 million acres of land. These farms produce some of the state’s top commodities, which include milk, corn, cattle and calves, soybeans, potatoes, cranberries, and more. And though they may not make the top 10, other important commodities rank Wisconsin first in the nation, including ginseng, snap beans for processing and milk goats.

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Read the Growing Wisconsin 2020-21 Magazine

Read the Growing Wisconsin 2020-21 Magazine

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