Wisconsin Governor Declares September as State Soybean Month in Advance of U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange
- General News
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation declaring September as Soybean Month.
This declaration arrives in conjunction with the 2014 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, which is now just two weeks away. U.S. soy’s most important international trade event will take place from September 15-18 in Milwaukee.
According to Governor Walker, one in every ten Wisconsin workers is employed in the agriculture field, making soybeans an important part of Wisconsin's overall economy. "In 2012, animal agriculture accounted for 111,000 jobs in Wisconsin--an economic output of $1.6 billion, and $2.9 billion worth of household income," Walker stated in his proclamation. "Wisconsin's animal agriculture had a $765 million impact on income taxes paid and a $307 million impact on property taxes paid that year."