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updated 7:44 PM CDT, Oct 31, 2014

Cheese Production Down

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(4/4/14) For the fourth time in five months, Wisconsin's cheese production is down from the previous year.

 The U-S-D-A said the Badger State made just under 215 million pounds of cheese in February.  That's about five million pounds less than the same month a year ago, for a drop of two-point-three percent.  Wisconsin factories made more Italian cheeses in February.  American and Cheddar cheese output was down.  Wisconsin remains the nation's top cheese-maker, but second-place California continues to close the gap.  The Golden State pumped out 185-million pounds in February -- six-percent more than the month before.  Nationally, just over 850-million pounds of cheese were produced in February, down six-tenths of a percent from the same month in 2013. 

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