Wisconsin Still Leading the Nation in Dairy Product Output
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/30/2015
New figures have confirmed that the Dairy State put out more cheese and other dairy products than any other state during the past calendar year. According to the National Ag Statistics Service, Wisconsin produced 2.91 billion pounds of cheese varieties in 2014. That was higher than the previous record of 2.85
billion pounds set in 2013.
The report shows that total production of American, Italian, Mozzarella and other types of variety cheeses were all up last year in Wisconsin.
Total U.S. cheese production was 11.5 billion pounds, about 3.1 percent above 2013 production levels. Wisconsin accounted for 25 percent of the nation's production.
The state's agriculture department is expected to release statistics on last year's specialty cheese production in the coming weeks.