MADISON (WKOW) -- Milk production continues to improve in Wisconsin, where dairy farmers had a stronger August this year than they did last year.
Wisconsin dairy farmers harvested 2.3 billion pounds of milk last month. That was five percent better than in August of 2011.
California continues to be the nation's top milk-producing state, but No. 2 Wisconsin is closing the gap. In August 2011, California produced 59 percent more milk than Wisconsin did. Last month, California's margin was down to 43 percent.
California dairy farmers harvested 3.3 billion pounds of milk last month. That was a six percent decrease from August of last year.
Experts say overall, milk production nationwide remained about constant at 15.3 billion pounds.
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