Explore undefined agriculture and learn what makes it unique.
It's difficult to think of Wisconsin agriculture without thinking of the vast supply of cheese and dairy products the state provides as they sell over $5 billion worth of Milk alone annually. However, with productive soils built up from glacial deposits over thousands of years and hard-working farmers to tend to the farms, Wisconsin also makes their mark on the nations agricultural economy in several other ways. Wisconsin is also a leading producer of several additional commodities including Potatoes, Corn, Snap Beans, Cranberries, Corn for silage, and even Christmas trees.
According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Wisconsin's market value of agricultural products was $11.4 billion. In 2018, Wisconsin was ranked second in the nation for the export of dairy products, tenth in Corn exports, and fifteenth in Soybean exports.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Dane County, Grant County, Marathon County, Clark County, and Fond Du Lac County. In total, these counties accounted for 19% of Wisconsin's total agricultural revenue.