Dairy products market in Alaska grows 10% to $9 billion
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Dairy products, dairy products brands and dairy products are the fastest-growing food sectors in the United States, according to the U.S. Dairy Products Market Share Report released Tuesday.
The report said that, of the more than 1.4 billion pounds of dairy products produced in the U: the U of A, the UPMC, the Alaska Dairy Products Alliance and the Alaska Agricultural Commodity Futures Commission, about $6.4 trillion in U., Alaska and Alaska dairy products is produced.
Alaska dairy producers, especially those in the region, were able to compete in the global dairy market and were able produce products that were more nutritious, environmentally friendly, and healthier, according the report.
Dairy products accounted for 9.4% of the total U. S. agricultural production in 2017, up from 9.2% in 2016, according UPMG.
The report also revealed that dairy production has grown steadily since 2008, with the largest increases in the years 2009 through 2014.
A total of 7.3 million acres of dairy are grown in Alaska, according state data.
The state’s population is 2.7 million.
Alaskans consumed about 2.5 billion pounds per year of dairy in 2017.
Alaskan dairy is a high-protein food that has been consumed in a variety of cultures and traditions since ancient times, the report said.
About 85% of Alaskan adults have some type of dairy, and more than 90% of all adults have a daily consumption of milk or cheese.
For the 2017 report, UPMS identified Alaska as a food desert because of its high cost of living, which was second only to California.
Alcohol and tobacco were the top two contributing factors to Alaska’s overall food desert, followed by alcohol abuse and physical inactivity.
U.S.-based beverage makers are struggling in the market for new markets to bring their products to the country.
UPMP said that a majority of the top 25 brands in the marketplace are made in the nation’s poorest states.
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