Exports to Mexico soared to $1.5 billion annually

Maligned by critics from the get-go but appreciated by farmers, cheesemakers, truck drivers and others in the U.S. dairy industry, the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) died at 11:59 p.m. on June 30.

NAFTA was 26.

This article is an obituary and a eulogy to a free-trade agreement…

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Wisconsin’s license plate motto is “America’s Dairyland.” You can also say Wisconsin is the world’s dairyland, generating thousands of Wisconsin jobs in the process, thanks to dairy exports.

A dairy industry analysis using government data shows that Wisconsin leads the nation with 12,723 jobs supported by dairy exports. …

Learn what dairy does for the economy in your state.

Dairy industry supports more than 3 million jobs.

The U.S. dairy industry has fresh data on jobs, tax revenue, GDP, exports and more showing how it fuels the economies of every state, coast-to-coast.

GotDairyJobs.com, a Medium publication, has new numbers and resources quantifying dairy’s economic ripple effect with granular national and state-by-state detail.

Could a family farm that began with just six cows reach 1,000?

FALLON, Nevada — The number appeared like a lightning bolt from a clear Nevada sky. It sparked a dream so big only a 6-year-old with an active imagination could believe it.

High costs and low milk prices are forcing too many multi-generational dairy families to sell their farms to try…

This list has been retweeted so many times (146), we decided to turn it into an infographic.

A June 7 article on the U.S. Dairy Exporter blog included a list of facts about our exports to Mexico. On June 8, Dairy Herd Management magazine included the list in its own article, Mexican Tariffs Could Devastate U.S. Dairy Export Sales.

John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy…

A 604% increase since 1995, to $5.5 billion last year.

With the international spotlight shining brightly on trade policies and both Mexico and China imposing new tariffs on U.S. dairy products, this is a good time to take a look at U.S. Dairy exports by the numbers.

We created this infographic to provide a visual snapshot.

The bottom line is this: Dairy creates jobs, exports create more. How?

Exports expand dairy’s economic footprint, supporting more jobs in more places. Exports boost rural, suburban and urban economies while creating additional tax revenue for the common good.

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For state-by-state fact sheets on exports, go here. For more U.S. data on exports, go here.

Research: Every $1 of U.S. dairy products exported to Mexico generates $2.50 of economic activity in the United States.

Mexican tariffs on U.S. cheeses could deliver a blow to a U.S. dairy idustry that creates nearly 3 million jobs and is increasingly reliant on exports.

President Trump recently announced new tariffs on products imported from Canada, the EU and Mexico. Mexico responded last week with tariffs on a list…

For Paul Rovey and family, running a busy farm isn’t work. It’s fun.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Paul Rovey hears the faraway sound of children in the constant buzz at Ponderovey Dairy.

It’s the sound of growing global demand for U.S. dairy in places like Mexico, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. With milk prices low, times are tough for…

Mark O'Keefe

I tell the story of U.S. Dairy exports.

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