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Milk production in Kansas more than doubled in past 20 years

June 22, 2015

— Officials say milk production in Kansas has more than doubled in the past two decades.

Cows in Kansas produced 3.1 billion pounds of milk in 2014, an increase of 181 percent compared to 1994. It's also an increase of 6.1 percent compared to the year before.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that milk production has increased by at least 5 percent each year since 2012. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says the state has one of the fastest growth rates in the country.

The department says Kansas produced enough milk in 2014 for 350 million one-gallon jugs, with a value of around $746 million.

Kansas has about 325 dairies and 143,000 cows.


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