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Frontal systems brought thunderstorms and some heavy rainfall to parts of the Plains, the Midwest, and the South. While rainfall was enough to reduce or alleviate drought conditions in some places, such as Arkansas, northern Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan, it wasn’t enough in other areas, such as southwestern Missouri and Idaho, as deficits and impacts remain. This past week saw temperatures slightly below average across much of the nation, with areas of eastern Mo
July Prices Received Index Decreased 3.8 Percent The July Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 91.5, decreased 3.8 percent from June 2018. At 86.8, the Crop Production Index decreased 3.9 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 95.4, decreased 3.1 percent. Producers received lower prices for milk, broilers, grapes, and cattle but higher prices for lemons, market eggs, strawberries, and onions. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down
The roller coaster was alive and well at the CME last week. The Cheddar blocks fell to $1.61 per pound Monday but closed Friday at $1.67, up 1 1/2-cents on the week and 2 cents above a year ago. The barrels fell to $1.5650 Wednesday but closed Friday at $1.60, down 7 cents on the week and 4 1/4-cents above a year ago. The blocks lost 1 3/4-cents Monday, then regained 1 1/2-cents Tuesday, hitting $1.6675. The barrels were up a penny Monday and stayed there Tuesday at $1.61. De
OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. row crops continued to race toward maturity with the percentage of corn mature and soybeans dropping leaves ahead of the average pace, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. NASS estimated that 92% of corn was in the dough stage as of Sunday, Aug. 26, 8 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 84%. Sixty-one percent of corn was dented, 19 percentage points ahead of the five-year averag
Dairy Outlook: Milk prices for the rest of the year are uncertain. It appears dairy prices may have overreacted in late June and July to retaliatory tariffs to be implemented in mid-July by Mexico, China and Canada. Butter and cheese prices fell, lowering the Class III price from $15.21 in June to $14.10 in July, according to Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin Extension dairy economist. But prices recovered some in August. Butter averaged $2.23 per pound in July and reached a
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 60 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:1619943 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
(USDA Market News) Milk production in California has increased more than expected in recent weeks. Although educational institutions continue to pull in more loads of milk, milk supplies are sufficient for the usages of all market participants. Processing capacities are adequate, and manufacturing plants are running somewhat below full capacity. Although milk components are still low, they have improved from a few weeks ago. Milk production in Arizona is steady this week. Sup
Areas of low pressure brought heavy to excessive rainfall to many parts of the U.S. during this past drought week (August 14-21). Some storms brought more rainfall to already inundated areas such as the Northeast, but some activity occurred over drought regions badly in need of moisture, including the Central and Southern Plains, the Midwest, and the South. Other areas, especially along the northern tier of the country, continued to dry out amid a combined lack of rainfall an
It’s fair season. The roller coasters are back, at least it appeared that way last week at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Mid-August cash block Cheddar, after hitting $1.66 per pound last Monday, closed Friday at $1.6550, down a half-cent on the week and 10 cents below a year ago. The barrels climbed to $1.6750 Wednesday, highest price since Nov. 15, 2017, but finished Friday at $1.67, up a nickel on the week, 8 cents below a year ago, and 1 1/2-cents above the blocks. Mond