On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 93.7 FM Sheboygan, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Sheboygan,WI 53081)

More Weather »
50° Feels Like: 50°
Wind: ENE 8 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Partly Cloudy 55°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 48°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 61°

Alerts

Cheesemakers in Wisconsin increase output slightly

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin cheesemakers increased their output in September -- but not by as much as the nation as a whole. 

New federal figures show that the Badger State produced just under 230 million pounds of cheese -- up 0.7 percent from the same month a year ago. 

Nationally, cheese output rose 2.3 percent. 

Wisconsin remains the country's top cheesemaker, but second-place California caught up a little in September. The Golden State pumped out 187 million pounds, a 9.8 percent increase from the previous year. 

Third-place Idaho and 5th-place New Mexico reported decreases in their cheese production, while fourth-place New York had a nearly 6 percent jump. 

Wisconsin's Cheddar and American cheese production both dropped from a year earlier. Italian cheeses rose 0.2 percent.

Comments