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Assembly Poised to Take up Cheese Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to take up a bill next week that would make cheese Wisconsin's official dairy product.

The Assembly is tentatively scheduled to take up the bill during an April 4 floor session.

Milk has been the state's official beverage since 1987 and the dairy cow its domestic animal since 1971. But cheese hasn't been honored with an official designation yet, even though the state produces the most cheese in the country at 11 billion pounds per year.

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