A study of 1,300 southern Idaho residents and 63 community leaders shows mostly positive benefits from a growing dairy industry in the region.

For instance, the study found that dairy workers make about $2,000 per month after paying taxes. The implied benefit here is the multiplier effect those salaries have on the local economy.

The study also recognizes the impact that foreign-born workers have had on the local communities and suggests that further efforts be made to smooth the transition.

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Source: Idaho Statesman