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The Economic Impact of Dairy: California is Top Dairy State for Overall Impact

Aug 31, 2017

The dairy products industry in California employs nearly 105,000 skilled individuals, generates $5.34 billion in direct wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $29.5 billion according to IDFA’s powerful new interactive tool. California has the largest overall economic impact of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

This tool was designed to help tell the story of the economic power the dairy products industry has through creating good jobs, contributing to the federal and local tax base and providing opportunities for suppliers and others across the supply chain.

Access the economic impact tool on the IDFA website.

For more information on the economic impact tool or to explore additional ways a member can customize the data, contact Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy at

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