17-03-2014 05:41 AM | USA

Business booms for dairy farmers

The dairy industry is arguably the best known business here in Wisconsin, and state officials say that's for good reason.

In just the last year, the industry has broken record sales numbers for milk and cheese, with exports up more than 40 percent in 2013. Just last week, experts say cheese hit a record high price - and that translates into more money for our local farmers.

Al Bekkum is a dairy farmer and cheese maker at Nordic Creamery, outside Westby. He says the recent upturn in Wisconsin's dairy industry is the first good news in quite a while.
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