Wisconsin ag exports up 6%

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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By: Bob Meyer

The value of Wisconsin’s agricultural exports increased 6 percent through the first nine months of this year.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reports the state exported over $2.3 billion worth of agricultural products from January through September. Dairy-related products including eggs and honey are the top-selling products totaling $275 million; a 34 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

Canada is Wisconsin’s best customer buying $1.1 billion of agricultural products from the Badger State including $133 million worth of ethanol.

China is #2 on the list buying $211 million in agricultural products up 78.5 percent from a year ago. Animal feed is the biggest product sold to China

Mexico is the state’s third-best customer buying $175 million from Wisconsin agriculture up 12.5 percent from a year ago. Mexico is Wisconsin’s best dairy customer.

Rounding-out the top-five customer list; Korea and Japan.

Overall, Wisconsin has sold products to 140 countries this year. Besides dairy products, animal feed and ethanol, raw furskins and baking-related goods are top sellers for the state.

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