Pennsylvania is ranked fifth in the nation for milk production and second in the nation for the number of dairy farms (Wisconsin has the most dairy farms).
Pennsylvania is home to 16 percent of the nationâ€™s dairy farms and more than 99 percent of those farms are family-owned businesses.
Pennsylvaniaâ€™s leading industry is agriculture and its biggest economic sector is dairy, which represents 40 percent of agriculture revenue.
Every nine cows support one job. With 530,000 cows in the state, about 60,000 jobs are supported.