Dairy Delivers

The Economic Impact of Dairy Products

Whether it's milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, or dairy-derived ingredients, American dairy companies are working to deliver their healthy, safe and affordable products to people around the world, creating jobs in the process. In fact, America’s dairy industry supports more than 3.2 million jobs that generate $49 billion in direct wages and $794 billion in overall economic impact.

Dairy Delivers® is your source for the insights, data, and trends that are shaping the dairy industry. Come here to get the latest market analysis, glean the most up-to date-economic impact data, or download a fact sheet or video illustrating dairy’s footprint at the national, state and local levels in the United States. Dairy Delivers also reports on how U.S. dairy is working to expand foreign markets to meet the growing demand for American dairy products.

For economic impact data, click on a state below to learn how dairy foods manufacturers are contributing to the economic vitality of your community.

The IDFA Dairy Bar

Here you will find archived issues of The Dairy Bar, a bi-weekly report from IDFA partner Ever.Ag, a dairy research and consulting firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Dairy Bar features spotlight data in chart form that members may not easily find, such as intermarket relationships, currency impacts on global competitiveness and an international trading review. Each report also details key policy areas, such as trade updates, global supply, farm margins and federal commodity purchases, and includes a one-minute video that covers timely topics, such as data reported by USDA and other sources.

IDFA Staff Experts

J. David Carlin

Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy