MILK SALES UP IN FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF '96

WASHINGTON -- Milk sales climbed slightly through the first three quarters of 1996 compared with the same period a year before, said industry researchers, indicating that 1996 may well post the largest year-to-year increase for fluid milk sales in eight years.nd skim milk showed the most significant growth, indicating that consumers are continuing to move away from 2% milk.The USDA figures, reflecting

WASHINGTON -- Milk sales climbed slightly through the first three quarters of 1996 compared with the same period a year before, said industry researchers, indicating that 1996 may well post the largest year-to-year increase for fluid milk sales in eight years.

nd skim milk showed the most significant growth, indicating that consumers are continuing to move away from 2% milk.

The USDA figures, reflecting 91% of fluid milk sales nationwide, show sales for the January-to-Septembe

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