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Milk Production Up Modestly In Wisconsin, Holds Even In Minnesota

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 7:26 am

Milk production has improved modestly in Wisconsin, and Minnesota has reversed a short-term slide by holding about even.

The latest statistics show that Wisconsin produced 2.2 billion pounds of milk in October. That’s 2 percent better than its output in October of last year.

In Minnesota, dairy farmers harvested 732 million pounds in October. That’s about even with the state’s production a year ago, and an improvement over recent months in which declines ranged from 1 percent to 7 percent.

Overall, milk production was up 2 percent nationwide to 15.2 billion pounds. California is still the national leader, producing 3.4 billion pounds in October. Wisconsin remains solidly in second place.

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