Wisconsin

State Quick Facts

Population
5,822,434

Total State GDP
 $347,306,100,000

State Land Area (Acres)
34,661,120

Land in Forest
49%

Land in Farms
41%

Number of Farms
64,900

Average Farm Size (acres)
220

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$4,950

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $10,966,576,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $3,624,937,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $7,341,639,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Dairy Products, Milk
 $5,002,800,000

Cattle and Calves
 $1,752,726,000

Corn
 $1,476,561,000

Soybeans
$881,365,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $396,510,000

Top Ag. Exports

Dairy Products
 $780,428,427

Soybeans
 $379,483,339

Corn
 $358,823,588

Other Plant Products
 $283,580,838

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $240,263,960

Wisconsin Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Wisconsin generated around $11.0 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being dairy products, specifically milk, cattle and calves, and corn. That same year, the value of Wisconsin’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 6.4 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Wisconsin’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to Wisconsin’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.