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July Prices Received Index Down 2.9 Percent The July Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 89.8, decreased 2.9 percent from June 2019. At 86.7, the Crop Production Index decreased 1.3 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 93.4, decreased 3.7 percent. Producers received lower prices for broilers, market eggs, celery, and cattle but higher prices for corn, milk, onions, and cotton. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 2.0 percent.
The American Dairy Coalition wants a scientific review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 nitrate report. In a letter to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler, the coalition says the 2013 report never received a proper scientific review, and is a “flawed and damaging” report. The EPA Yakima Nitrate Report began in 2010 and was published in 2012 and 2013. The coalition says the report has been proven false by fifteen national agricultural science experts, and was developed wi
In California, milk output is flat. Supplies are adequate for current sales. However, they are expected to increase during the Labor Day holiday as many processing facilities will be closed. Meanwhile, fluid milk demand is steady to a bit up, whereas Class II sales are steady. Arizona milk yield has increased a bit this week. Out-of-state milk is still being used to complement processing needs as in-state supplies are not sufficient. Handlers continue to take their usual load
Summer thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to the Central Plains into parts of the Northeast, with showers and thunderstorms also occurring across parts of the Northwest, Southern Rockies, and Central Gulf Coast. Below-average temperatures accompanied the heavy precipitation for the most part. The Southwest saw little to no rain and record to near-record heat, while heat and humidity continued to the east. The above-average temperatures and dry conditions brought elevated fi
Cheese traders took the Cheddar blocks to $1.91 per pound last Tuesday, highest level since November 2016, but they closed Friday at $1.88, unchanged on the week but 21 cents above a year ago. The barrels plunged to $1.6650 Thursday and stayed there Friday, a dime lower on the week and the lowest CME price since June 18, but still 6 1/2-cents above a year ago and a headache-producing 21 1/2-cents below the blocks. Eleven cars of block traded hands on the week and 32 of
OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and soybean conditions improved slightly last week, but remain at a seven-year low, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released Monday. Development of both crops also remains well behind normal. As of Sunday, Aug. 25, the U.S. corn crop was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition, up 1 percentage point from 56% the previous week. That was in line with what traders were expecting this week, said DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. Corn's c
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:1610635 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
California milk production is flat to down, but it is balanced with the needs of buyers. Less milk is going to balancing plants' accounts as most of it is being used up by lower Classes of milk. With schools being back in session in many parts of the state, bottled milk intakes continue to increase. In Arizona, milk production has declined this week. The weather has been very hot, putting stress on cows and on their ability to produce milk. Milk supplies are not enough to sat
The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. experienced extreme heat this past week, particularly notable across much of the South and in the East. Parts of western Texas and eastern New Mexico were 6-10 degrees F above their typical averages, with little rainfall to speak of in much of the region. On the other hand much of the northern tier of the