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Why does the US have mountains of cheese?

Even the biggest cheese lover might balk at splashing out twenty million dollars for a selection of cheese products. But that is what the United States government has agreed to do - in order to help dairy farmers reduce their cheese mountain. Bruce Babcock, professor of Economics at Iowa State University, explains what is going on.

(Picture: Cheese production at a facility in Wisconsin. Credit: Getty Images)

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