Cows wait to enter the milking parlor at Oregon Dairy Farm in this LNP file photo.

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Who's got milk?

Even though Pennsylvania's milk production and number of cows increased in 2016, the state dropped to six in the Top 10 milk-producing states.

California led the nation in milk production in 1016, followed by Wisconsin, New York, Idaho, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington, according to the Northeast Marketing Area.

Pennsylvania had 529,000 cows in 2016, an increase of .1 percent. The state produced 10.8 billion pounds of milk, an increase of 20 million pounds.

While many states reported decreases in the number of cows, Pennsylvania was up.

Lancaster is the top dairy county in Pennsylvania. 

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