Milk production in North Dakota during April, May and June was down 7 percent from the second quarter of 2013.
The Agriculture Department says production during the three-month period this year totaled 83 million pounds, down from 89 million pounds the previous year. The average number of milk cows during the quarter was 16,500.
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Milk production nationally during the second quarter totaled 52.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent over the year.