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  1. Farm efficiency in the United States
  2. Who Farms in the United States?
  3. Growth of Large Corporate Farming
  4. Minorities as Farm Operators
  5. Agricultural Subsidies
  6. Food for Peace Program
  7. Major Crops in the United States
  8. Major U.S. Crops: Corn
  9. Major U.S. Crops: Soybeans
  10. Major U.S. Crops: Wheat
  11. Major U.S. Crops: Cotton
  12. Planting and Harvesting Cotton
  13. Major U.S. Crops: Rice
  14. How Rice Is Grown in the United States
  15. Dairy Farming in the United States
  16. Cheese Production in the United States
  17. Poultry and Meat Production in the United States
  18. Raising Cattle for Beef
  19. Factory Farming
  20. Farm Mechanization in the United States
  21. Biotechnology and Farming in the United States
  22. Organic Farming in the United States
  23. Farm Aid
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Two women array cheese and meat in a metal tray.
School cafeteria workers prepare turkey ham and cheese sandwiches for school lunches.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. Photo by Ken Hammond.
Cheese Production in the United States
The United States is the world’s leading producer of cheese. About one third of milk production is used to make cheese. Some other common milk products are butter, skim milk, powdered milk, flavored milk (Chocolate, Strawberry), whole milk, cream, buttermilk, yoghurt, sour cream, condensed milk, evaporated milk, ice cream, frozen yoghurt, ice milk, and whey protein. Milk is an important ingredient in cooking and baking. Wisconsin leads the nation in cheese production at 26 % of the total. Cheese is such a distinctive Wisconsin product that fans of the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Packers professional football team wear foam cheese hats to the games and call each other "cheeseheads." Click on PICTURES below to see a photo of "Cheeseheads." Click on CHARTS for additional information about cheese.
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