MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Although most milk-producing states had a good month last month, production lagged in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Dairy farmers across the nation produced 3.1 percent more milk last month than they did in November of last year.

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The leader, as usual, was California. The nation’s top milk producer generated 3.3 billion pounds for the month, an increase of 4 percent from November 2009.

Most other states also saw an increase of 3-5 percent over that same period.

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However, Wisconsin’s production nudged up less than 1 percentage point, to 2.1 billion pounds. It still remains No. 2 in the nation for milk production.

Minnesota was the only major milk-producing state to see a decrease. Dairy farmers there produced 714 million pounds for the month, a 2 percent decrease.

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