Wisconsin’s cheese production continues to rise. The U-S-D-A says the Badger State made one-point-eight-percent more cheese in February than the same month in 2016, even though last February had one extra day because it was a Leap Year. Nationally, cheese production fell by one-point-four-percent for the month. Wisconsin is still the nation’s top cheese maker with 252-million pounds produced in February, and it was the only one of the top six producers to have an increase from last year as second place California had a nearly eight percent decline. Cheddar had the biggest production hike among the individual cheeses in Wisconsin, with a nearly seven percent increase for the month.