Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate more than $59.6 billion in economic activity and provide jobs for 353,991 people. New research from University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension shows how important agriculture is to the state’s economy.
Economic Impact Report
Agriculture is a powerful economic force in Wisconsin. This study measures agriculture’s contribution to the state’s economy. It is authored by Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of agricultural economics and UW-Extension community development specialist.
By Steven C. Deller
Updated for 2012, Released September 2014
Filetype: PDF, 53 Pages
Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Wisconsin Counties
This study by Steve Deller, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of agricultural economics and UW-Extension community development specialist; and Dave Williams, UW-Extension associate professor and assistant program leader for Agriculture and Natural Resources, measures agriculture’s contribution to the economy in each of Wisconsin’s counties
By Steven C. Deller and David Williams
Filetype: PDF, 27 Pages
NOTE: This version was corrected on April 29, 2011 to reflect the following updates:
- The map titled Agricultural Impacts on Income (M$) previously showed Portage County as the top county for income (M$); that is incorrect. The number has been corrected in Table 3 on page 17 and this map reflects that change.
- Three corrections were made to Table 3 on pages 16-17
- Crawford County: the percent of Income was changed from 5.3 to 9.0
- Grant County: the percent of Income was changed from 14.0 to 21.8
- Portage County: Income (M$) was changed from 2,801 to 339
County Impact Reports
What’s the economic impact of agriculture in your county? County reports from the research will appear here as they are completed. Reports are in PDF format.
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Read the news release about economic impacts of agriculture in Wisconsin Counties. (March 2011)
Read the news release announcing the findings of the Wisconsin and the agricultural economy study. (September 2014)
More information and a series of economic impacts fact sheets on various parts of Wisconsin’s agricultural sector can be found on the UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ website.