Study: Iowa’s Dairy Industry Now Worth More Than $5B Per Year

Iowa — Iowa is known as a global leader in producing things like corn, hogs, wind power and ethanol, but the state’s dairy industry is also being celebrated this month. Mariah Busta is the executive director of the Iowa State Dairy Association.

Busta commends the efforts of the state’s dairy producers for persevering over the decades.

The association says Iowa has about 220 thousand dairy cows. A recent study of the economic impact of Iowa’s dairy industry reports a per-cow per-year impact of more than 25 thousand dollars, giving Iowa’s dairy industry an economic impact of more than five billion dollars per year. www.iowadairy.org.

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