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Wisconsin continues to produce more cheese as national output falls

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin continues to produce more cheese, at a time when the national output is falling.

Officials said the Badger State made almost 250 million pounds of cheese in March, 2.7 percent more than the same month a year ago.

Nationally, production dropped by 0.2 percent to 954 million pounds. Second-place California saw its output decline by 2.4 percent in March, to almost 195 million pounds.

Third-place Idaho and fourth-place New York also produced less.

Almost 1.5 percent more American and Italian cheeses were made in March throughout the country. However, the increases were offset by declines in Swiss and a few specialty cheeses.

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