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Farm Progress America, July 23, 2021

Max Armstrong offers an in-depth look at the U.S. dairy industry and its impact on the economy

Max Armstrong shares some key facts about the U.S. dairy industry. The industry produces more milk than in the past with 16 million fewer cows. Newer parlor systems, robotic milking, and monitoring cow health through her lifetime. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers report that the dairy industry accounts for 1% of U.S. gross domestic product; the auto industry is just 2% of GDP. Max shares some interesting figures on ways the dairy industry is improving its environmental footprint.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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