For the first time in months, Wisconsin’s milk production is growing faster than the nation’s other dairy states. The U-S-D-A says Wisconsin made a little more than two-point-five billion pounds of milk in October. That’s an increase of two-point-three-percent from the same month last year, while the nation’s 23 major dairy states had a combined increase of one-point-five-percent. Wisconsin has lagged behind the national growth for most of this year — but it’s still the country’s second largest milk producer after first place California had a one-point-five-percent decline last month to three and a quarter billion pounds. Wisconsin’s dairy herd remains steady at almost one-point-three billion head, with each cow making 45 more pounds since the previous October for an average of 19-hundred-95.