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UW Extension report says farming generates $59 billion in state

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Farming in Wisconsin generates more than $59 billion in economic activity.

That's according to a new University of Wisconsin Extension report.

Madison professor Steve Deller says America's Dairyland has helped itself by taking on niche markets, and expanding beyond its traditional dairy roots.

But he's not happy that agriculture is supporting fewer jobs these days - about 350,000 statewide, compared to 420,000 nine years ago.

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