MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Governor Scott Walker announced an increase Tuesday in the value of Wisconsin's dairy exports for the first half of 2013.
Dairy export value has increased 23 percent in the first six months of this year, which totals $171 million.
Wisconsin now ranks fourth nationwide for the value of dairy exports.
Dairy exports are not the only product doing well. There is an increase in overall exports compared to the first six months of 2012.
In all, Wisconsin exported $1.6 billion worth of agricultural products to 132 countries in the first half of this year.
With an increase of almost 10 percent from last year, Wisconsin ranks 13th overall for agricultural exports--which is up from 14th for the same period last year.
Governor Walker states, "Wisconsin is quickly growing beyond being America's dairy land. Our agriculture industry continues to be a strong corner stone of our states economy and the overall increase of Wisconsin exports is good for our economy and the hardworking employees who help produce great products.'
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