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Mississippi Dairy

There are 109 Grade A dairy herds in Mississippi that contribute $40 million in value of production of milk in 2012. Milk is the only crop that is harvested daily. Cows are milked at least twice a day every day with sanitary milking machines.

Dairy products are the primary source of calcium in the American diet, accounting for 76% of the calcium in food. Annual milk consumption in the U.S. averages 22 gallons per person.

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Strawberry Milk Punch

1 gallon milk
1/2 gallon strawberry ice cream
1 quart frozen strawberries
1 cup sugar (or to desired sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or to desired taste)

Mix softened strawberries and sugar together in punch bowl. Add softened ice cream, stir well. Add chilled milk and flavoring. Red food coloring may be added if desired. Serve at once.