New figures from the USDA show Wisconsin’s milk production continued to grow by leaps and bounds last month. The Badger State raised its output in May by more than three times the national increase, with Wisconsin cows pumping out 2.5 billion pounds of milk. It’s a 4.4 percent increase from the same month a year ago.
The state remains second in milk production behind California, where a massive drought continues to hurt dairy producers. The Golden State made 2.9 percent less milk in May, at 3.6 billion pounds.
Wisconsin has had huge increases in milk production throughout 2015, with just over twice the national jump through the first quarter of the year.