MADISON, Wis. -- The production of cheese in the United States increased 2% during 1998, to a total of 7.5 billion pounds, according to government statistics quoted in the most recent "What's In Store" annual study by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association here. The figures break the old record, set just the year before, when 7.33 billion pounds of cheese were produced. pounds in 1997). The number translates into roughly 9 pounds of cheddar per person, per year. Within the ...

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