Through 2020, NMPF, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) will collaborate on “Got Jobs? Dairy Creates Jobs, Exports Create More.”
This educational campaign uses in-depth data and compelling narratives of stakeholders throughout the food supply chain to help tell the story of U.S. dairy, its economic impact, and how exports will take us to the next level.
When the dairy industry faces difficult and uncertain times, it’s important to remind both policymakers and consumers of the tremendous economic importance of the entire U.S. dairy value chain, from grass to glass. Despite the ongoing volatility in milk prices, the overall financial footprint of dairy farming, processing and retailing is significant.
The centerpiece of the “Got Jobs?” campaign is a website, http://gotdairyjobs.org/, that features state-by-state fact sheets on the economic impact of exports, as well as the state-level impacts of the entire dairy products industry. The site contains detailed information from the Dairy Delivers℠ economic impact tool created by IDFA, quantifying that the U.S. dairy sector supports nearly 3 million American workers, generates more than $39 billion in direct wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $628 billion.