WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Rate Of Milk Production Slows In Wis., Minn.

View Comments
Milk

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even though several states are increasing their rate of milk production faster than Wisconsin is, the Dairy State remains firmly in the nation’s No. 2 spot.

Wisconsin produced 2 billion pounds of milk last month. While that’s an increase of 10 million pounds from the same month last year, it amounts to just a 0.5 percent increase.

At least six other states saw higher rates of growth, ranging from 2 percent in California to 9 percent in Texas. Nationwide, milk production increased 2 percent to 14 billion pounds.

One of the few states to register a decrease was Minnesota. It produced 704 million pounds of milk last month, a 1 percent drop.

As usual California led the nation in milk production, harvesting 3.2 billion pounds in February.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,860 other followers