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January Prices Received Index Down 2.2 Percent The January Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 88.7, decreased 2.2 percent from December but increased 2.5 percent from January 2019. At 82.3, the Crop Production Index was down 3.5 percent from last month but up 4.6 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 98.2, increased 1.0 percent from December and 0.4 percent from January last year. Producers received lower prices during J
In California, milk production is higher than expected for this time of the year. Some contacts wonder if this is the sign of early spring flush. Plant issues in part of the state have added to the urgency of finding out-of-state homes for some of the milk. Meanwhile, in order to process more milk, some processors are making nonfat dry milk instead of skim milk powder. The ability to manage milk loads in the second quarter of the year is one of manufactur
High pressure continued to persist over the eastern Pacific Ocean, forcing a split in the normal west to east upper-air flow for Pacific storm systems. As a result, storms bypassed the central West (e.g. California and the Great Basin), instead tracking northward into the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and southward across Baja California and the Southwest. This pattern has produced a very dry January and February in California, normally the two wettest months of the
Dairy Outlook: For 2020, University of Wisconsin's Bob Cropp predicts $1 higher Class III price than USDA. University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy economist Bob Cropp believes milk prices will remain strong in 2020 despite USDA forecasting an average Class III price of $16.95 — about the same as 2019. Cropp believes the Class III milk price in 2020 will average about $18. “The January Class III price was $17.05, more than $3 lower than the $20.45 Class III back in November,” Cr
It’s no secret that the dairy sector has been struggling with low milk prices for years. Agricultural Economic Insights took a deep dive into the U.S. dairy industry in the face of rising bankruptcies among small farmers and big milk processors like Dean Foods. Fluid milk consumption per capita in the U.S. has been falling for decades. However, consumers are actually buying more dairy goods overall, including more butter and cheese. Cheese consumption per capita has doubled s
January milk output hit 18.8 billion pounds, according to preliminary data in the Agriculture Department’s first Milk Production report of 2020. That’s up 0.9% from January 2019. Output in the top 24 states totaled 17.9 billion, up 1.2%. Revisions added 88 million pounds to the original 50-state December total, now put at 18.37 billion pounds, up 1.2% from December 2018. The report pegged 2019 output at 218 billion pounds, up 0.4% from 2018, slowest growth rate since 2009. Co
Released February 25, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). IDAHO: Idaho had a milder winter in the north but cold conditions continued in the eastern region. Benewah and Kootenai Counties reported warming weather—temperatures in the high 40s in the day, freezing temperatures at night. Weather was favorable for calving across the Panhandle. There was above-average snowpack 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 88 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:497108 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
January Milk Production up 1.2 Percent Milk production in the 24 major States during January totaled 17.9 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from January 2019. December revised production, at 17.5 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from December 2018. The December revision represented an increase of 82 million pounds or 0.5 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,031 pounds for January, 21 pounds above Januar