Wisconsin ag exports set new record


Wisconsin ag exports set new record

Wisconsin set a record for agricultural exports in 2021.  The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says more than 3.9 billion dollars worth of farm products left the state last year.

Ag Secretary Randy Romanski says all product categories saw large increases from 2020, with dairy products up 14.6 percent, meat product exports up 10.4 percent, and crop product exports up 20.4 percent.

Romanski says export challenges including tariffs and container shortages mean the success and future of Wisconsin’s agricultural exports is not set in stone, making the agency’s work with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to implement the newly-funded ag exports plan very important.