Imagine cookies without milk, that’s a reality we could face without our dairy farming industry. Around 9.2 million cows are being milked on 110,000 farms in the United States, and American cows give an average of 6.5 gallons, or over 100 glasses, of milk per day. More than 75 percent of these dairy farms are family owned and operated. Learn how custom loan packages from AgAmerica help keep our vital dairy farming operations up and running.
Dairy Industry Overview
In 2012, sales of milk from cows in the United States totaled $35.5 billion.
Although every state produces and sells milk, California and Wisconsin together account for a third of U.S. sales.
Principal operators of dairy farms were more likely to consider farming their primary occupation in 2012 than in 2007, and much more likely to do so than farmers overall. Nearly three fourths (73 percent) earned at least half of their income from farming.
The solution: This pair of brothers have been involved in the dairy business their entire lives. They were planning to relocate their families and their business and turned to AgAmerica to help finance the move. In addition …