Dairy is $4.6 billion industry in state, second only to swine in livestock sector
WILLMAR -- There may be fewer dairy farms and cows than in previous years, but the dairy production and processing industry remains a powerful force in west central Minnesota and for the entire state.
According to the 2009 Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile from the state Department of Agriculture, there are about 4,700 dairy farms in the state producing about 8.8 billion pounds of milk each year.
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