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Wisconsin cheese production continues to outpace the rest of the country

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Wisconsin cheese production keeps humming along at a faster pace than the rest of the country.

According to new federal numbers, the Badger State pumped out 244-million pounds of cheese in May. That’s four-point-four percent more than a year ago, which is higher than the national increase of three-point-nine percent.

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Wisconsin remains the nation’s largest cheese-maker, and its May production increase was double that of second-place California. The Golden State made 198-million pounds for a 2.2 percent increase.

Nationally, about 954-million pounds of cheese were produced in May. Wisconsin’s output of American cheese jumped by six-and-a-half percent from the year before, and Cheddar production was up by just over five-percent.   

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
(715) 273-4334
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