From the International Dairy Foods Association:
“National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world. After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to ‘Dairy Month.’”
“National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it's protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Those are just a few of the reasons that you should celebrate dairy not just in June, but all year long.”
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Note: Click on the image above for the full release and the three exhibits with dairy: 7, 8, and 15.
Source: Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, & Orders (1992-2022).
Source: 2018 - 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).
Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).
Source: 2018 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: 2017 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:
Note: After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select Exports or Imports, type “milk” or “dairy” in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and time. Select “Report” for data. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide.
From the Newsroom > Stats for Stories (SFS):