Dairy products are the fastest-growing segment of Kentucky’s food supply, according to new data released by the state Department of Agriculture.
According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of farms producing dairy products jumped from 6.5 million in 2009 to 10.3 million in 2017.
That’s a 7.2 percent jump in a year.
Kentucky is home to a lot of dairy producers, including some that make dairy products in-house.
Kentuckians also love their dairy products.
According to the USDA, Kentucky has more than 200 dairy product producers and exports more than $50 billion worth of products annually.
The growth is fueled by demand for dairy products from Asian markets and other countries, particularly China.
The U.K. also imported more than a million pounds of dairy products last year.
A study released in 2016 showed Kentucky exported about one-third of its total dairy product exports in 2016.
In 2016, Kentucky exported $4.1 billion worth in dairy products and exported $1.8 billion worth to the U-S.
A recent study from the Center for Dairy Innovation estimated that Kentucky exported more than 1.8 million tons of milk last year, a record.
That’s more than twice the amount exported in 2009.
That includes more than 500,000 pounds of milk, according the study.
The rise in exports has been attributed to a number of factors, including increased demand from Asian countries, an increase in sales of cheese, and the introduction of cheese-making technology in the United States.
But there’s a growing concern about the quality of the milk produced.
In the last decade, Kentucky dairy production has been steadily declining.
In fact, the U’s dairy production declined by 9 percent from 2011 to 2017.
In 2017, the average U. of Kentucky dairy farm produced less than half the amount of milk as it did in 2009, according a report by The Kentucky Daily Courier.
The state’s milk production dropped by 8 percent last year from 2011.
But the industry continues to grow.
The Department of Agricultural Industries said that last year’s total number of dairy farms exceeded the 1.9 million total farms in the state.
“Dairy products are an important part of Kentucky families and local economies.
We have a large, diverse workforce that produces food that is produced in a variety of ways.
It’s important that we get our products into the hands of families and businesses in the form of food,” said Gov.
“The continued success of Kentucky farms and the continued demand for Kentucky milk and milk products are helping to keep our economy strong.”