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Wisconsin milk production rises

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Milk production kept rising in Wisconsin last month, but not as much as elsewhere.

According to the U-S-D-A, Wisconsin dairy cows made just over 2.33-billion pounds of milk in August -- 1.7-percent more than the same month a year ago. The 23 major dairy states saw their output rise by 2.7-percent, to a total of 15.7-billion pounds.

California, the nation's top producer, also had a 2.7-percent jump. The Golden State made almost 3.4- billion pounds of milk in August. Florida had the largest year-to-year increase, at 6.9-percent. New Mexico had the biggest decrease, at 1.2-percent.