According to new research by J/D/G Consulting, Inc., an independent dairy industry research firm based in Florida the California dairy industry was responsible for creating a total of 443,574 jobs and $63 billion in economic activity for the state in 2008.   A typical farm in California generates $33.1 million in economic activity and 232 jobs, including on-the-farm and beyond-the-farm jobs, such as milk truck driver, grocery store clerks, and employees at milk and cheese processing plants.

According to the article in the Central Valley Business Times, this is more economic stimulus and jobs yearly than either the motion picture/television or wine industries.

The study was paid for by the California Milk Advisory Board.

Read the entire article here.

Source: Central Valley Business Times