New Delhi, September 29, 2018: An economic report shows the importance of the dairy industry to Pennsylvania with impacts including a $28.31 billion boost to the economy while providing more than 137,000 jobs in 2017.
The Dairy Delivers report was put together by the U.S. Dairy Export Council, National Milk Producers Federation, and International Dairy Foods Association.
The direct employment of the dairy industry includes 45,029 people, while another 92,624 jobs are indirectly from dairy production through suppliers according to dairyherd.com.
Dairy exports from Pennsylvania accounted for $788 million in 2017 and created 3,979 jobs
The report was shared at a recent Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board meeting.
“The Board understands its important responsibility to provide the regulatory frame work underlying all segments of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, which contributes so much to Pennsylvania’s economy and culture,” Consumer Member Carol Hardbarger observed. “We will continue to directly engage with everyone involved in the industry, from the farm to the consumer, as we work to further improve the environment for dairy in Pennsylvania.”