Local

Milk Production In Wis., Minn. Essentially Steady

View Comments
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Here's How To Keep Your Family Healthy This Flu Season
  2. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 21, 2014
  3. The Lowdown: 'Breaking Bad' Dolls Enrage Parents
  4. Free Financial Advice This Weekend In St. Paul
  5. MN Family Wants Down Syndrome Diagnoses To Change

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milk production declined across most of the nation in February, but Wisconsin and Minnesota weathered the decrease better than most other states.

Wisconsin dairy farmers harvested 2.2 billion pounds in February, essentially unchanged from February of last year. And Minnesota produced 728 million pounds, a 1 percent dip.

The production decreases were more pronounced in the other dairy-producing states, ranging from a 2 percent decrease in New York and Pennsylvania to an 8 percent drop in California. Michigan’s production rose 1 percent.

Nationwide, milk production fell 3 percent to 14.6 billion pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA isn’t speculating on the cause for the decrease, but it points out that February 2012 was a leap year so it includes data from an extra day.

(© Copyright 2013 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)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 1,903 other followers