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October Prices Received Index Down 2.6 Percent The October Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 84.7, decreased 2.6 percent from September and 0.6 percent from October 2018. At 81.2, the Crop Production Index was down 6.3 percent from last month but up 1.2 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 90.3, increased 3.4 percent from September but decreased 1.2 percent from October last year. Producers received lower prices during
Mild weather returned across much of the country for several days, following a mid-November cold blast in the central and eastern United States. Meanwhile, significant precipitation fell during the drought-monitoring period in several areas, including the Southwest and interior Southeast. The Southwestern precipitation, which reversed a drying trend that began with a sub-par monsoon season, provided much-needed moisture and limited drought relief. In contrast, little precipit
In California, the current weather is ideal for milk production. Milk yield is at anticipated seasonally high levels. Tests on incoming loads are showing improvements in component levels. Bottled milk demands are trending lower, but the manufacturers of some other Classes of milk are taking in the volumes of milk left by Class I. The plants that will remain opened during the holiday have enough capacities to manage the milk holdovers that are expected toward the end of this
Declines in CME cheese prices appeared to pause last week as traders awaited Friday afternoon’s October Cold Storage report. The Cheddar blocks fell to $1.8375 per pound last Tuesday, lowest price since Aug. 2, but closed Friday at $1.8425, still 4.75 cents lower on the week and the third consecutive week of decline, but were 49.75 cents above a year ago, when they lost 10.75 cents. The barrels dipped to $2.15 last Tuesday but closed Friday at $2.1850, down 1.25 cents on
OMAHA (DTN) -- When farm families gather around the table for Thanksgiving later this week and say what they're thankful for, one thing some farmers won't be listing is a finished harvest. As of Sunday, Nov. 24, 16% of the corn crop and 6% of soybeans were still in the field, according to USDA NASS' latest Crop Progress report released Monday. It's because of that delay in bringing in the last of the crops that NASS announced last week it will continue to issue its weekly Cro
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 61 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:1574273 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
In California, milk yield is stable. Bottled milk demand is declining because educational institutions are set to close next week for the holiday. Milk supplies are plentiful, but manufacturing plants have enough processing capacities to manage all the loads. Last minute Class II orders are being fulfilled. In Arizona, despite increasing milk output, production is still below last year's levels. Manufacturers are requesting more Class II milk to fill holiday requests. Clas
Following a harsh, early-season cold outbreak, which peaked from November 11-14 across the central and eastern United States, temperatures began to rebound. Although cool conditions lingered for several days in the East, above-normal temperatures quickly returned across the nation’s mid-section. In the days following the cold snap, significant precipitation was limited to areas from southern Texas into parts of the Southeast. The rain further eased Southeastern drought that h
The Agriculture Department reports preliminary October output at a bearish 18.1 billion pounds, up 1.3% from October 2018. Output in the top 24 states totaled 17.3 billion, up 1.7%. Revisions also added 7 million pounds to the original September total, now put at 17.7 billion, up 1.3% from September 2018. Cow numbers were up in October. The 50-state count totaled 9.327 million head, up 5,000 from the September count, which was revised up 7,000 cows, but is still 40,000 head b