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Milk output in California is following the normal seasonal trend as it fluctuates between steady and up from week to week. This month, milk production has been higher than the previous month, but according to industry contacts, it is lower than last year at this period. Class I milk deliveries are stable to a bit up. According to contacts, some spot milk sold at $0.50 over Class. Arizona milk yield continues to be on the rise due to the favorable temperature that milking
September Prices Received Index Down 3.9 Percent The September Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 87.0, decreased 3.9 percent from August and 1.6 percent from September 2018. At 86.7, the Crop Production Index was down 0.8 percent from last month and 1.6 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 87.3, decreased 6.8 percent from August and 1.6 percent from September last year. Compared to August 2019, producers received highe
This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw widespread improvements in drought-stricken areas across portions of the South, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic, as moderate-to-heavy rainfall accumulations were observed associated with storm systems fueled by residual moisture from Tropical Storm Olga. Across these areas, precipitation accumulations ranged from 2-to-10 inches leading to improvements on the map in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Caroli
Traders appeared to ignore last week’s bearish September Milk Production and Cold Storage reports and took the Cheddar blocks to a Friday close at $2.1225 per pound, up 15.5 cents on the week and 60.75 cents above a year ago. The barrels caught fire last week and closed at $2.25, up 25 cents on the week, primarily on unfilled bids, the highest barrel price since Sept. 26, 2014, and $1 per pound above a year ago. Twenty-one cars of block traded hands last week at the CME and o
OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. row-crop harvest remains the slowest it's been in a decade, according to USDA NASS' latest Crop Progress report released Monday. Nationwide, corn harvest progressed 11 percentage points last week to reach 41% as of Sunday, 20 percentage points behind the five-year average of 61% and falling further behind the average pace than the previous week when harvest was 17 percentage points behind the five-year average. The pace of this year's corn harvest rema
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 52 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:1942972 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
California daily average milk yield has been stable to higher. Compared to September, milk production has improved this month. There has also been improvements in milk component levels. Milk intakes from grocery stores and schools are unchanged to a bit up. Class II requests have somewhat dropped. As temperatures continue to cool off in Arizona, milk production is active. However, a few manufacturing facilities have room to help clear out-of-state milk. As the result, there i
After peaking at 9.4 million head of dairy cows in January 2018, dairy cow numbers have slid by 120,000 head over the past 20 months. This in turn has caused the annual growth rate of U.S. milk production to fall below 1 percent for both 2018 and 2019. That’s after posting an average annual growth rate of 1.7 percent during the 2014 to 2017 time period. The recent decline in dairy cow numbers is only about one half of the decline the dairy industry experienced over a 12-month
The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting for current areas of dryness and drought. The utilized NWS forecast products include the WPC 5-day QPF and 5-day Mean Temperature progs, the 6–10 Day Outlooks of Temperature and Precipitation Probability, and the 8–14 Day Outlooks of Temperature and Precipitation Probability – val
Some call it a September surprise. Others call it fodder for the bears. Monday’s Milk Production report showed preliminary output at 17.6 billion pounds, up 1.3% from September 2018. Output in the top 24 states totaled 16.8 billion pounds, up 1.6%. Revisions added 10 million pounds to the original 50 state August total, now put at 18.29 billion pounds, up just 0.2% from August 2018. Revisions added 32 million pounds to the top 24 states total. Cow numbers continued to slip. T