- Wisconsin exported a record amount of agricultural products in 2012. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says about $2.9 billion worth of goods were exported last year. That's a three percent increase over 2011. Wisconsin's tops importers are Canada, Mexico, China, Korea and Japan. Canada is the top destination, importing $1.4 billion of products.
The market showing the biggest growth in 2012 was China with a 49 percent increase. The top exports to China last year were hides and skins, animal feed and dairy-related products. The most valuable agricultural export for Wisconsin in 2012 was beverages, which is primarily ethanol, at $400 million.
Story By: Associated Press