USDEC shines a spotlight on Wisconsin to show the need for sound trade policies that bolster the U.S. economy, especially in rural communities.
The U.S. Dairy Export Council partnered with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin this month to shine a spotlight on Wisconsin’s dairy exports to highlight the need for sound trade policies that benefit the Wisconsin dairy industry when cheese and dairy ingredients are shipped across U.S. borders.
Wisconsin has been making cheese since before it was a state.
Watch video highlighting the importance of exports to Wisconsin
As the video explains, 90% of the milk Wisconsin produces is made into cheese, and 90% of that cheese is sold outside the state’s borders. Increasingly, more cheese and other dairy products are sold outside U.S. borders. Exports are essential to keeping Wisconsin’s economic engine going.
The state’s dairy heritage is rooted in dairy farming and cheese making. The state boasts nearly a quarter of the nation’s dairy farms. People from around the world come to Wisconsin to learn about the most innovative, cutting-edge practices in dairy.
Wisconsin is the only state that requires a license to make cheese and is the only state with a Master Cheesemaker program outside of Europe. If Wisconsin were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest cheesemaker.
You could say Wisconsin is a world of cheese in one state.
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