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Milk production remains strong in California. Although handlers are still looking to place a few spot loads of milk, they report that milk volumes are under control this week. There was no major change in bottled milk sales. Discounted loads of milk are not as prevalent as in the past weeks. Overall, the market seems to be recuperating bit by bit from the COVID-19 pandemic. In Arizona, industry contacts report that they can now better manage their milk supplie
March Prices Received Index Up 3.1 Percent
The March Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 93.3, increased 3.1 percent from February but was unchanged from March 2019. At 88.7, the Crop Production Index was up 3.1 percent from last month and up 1.1 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.4, increased 2.9 percent from February, but decreased 0.7 percent from March last year. Producers received higher prices during March fo
An active pattern of storms brought cold, wet weather to the Northeast, rain and locally severe thunderstorms to parts of the South, lower Midwest, and Southeast. Drought areas along the western Gulf Coast missed the heaviest rains, while those in the eastern half fared better. A ridge of high pressure over the West kept conditions warm and dry. Northeast A series of weather systems brought cold, wet weather to the Northeast, keeping the region free of abnormal dryness and dr
Expanding export markets oversees is key to helping the dairy industry recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. National Milk Producers Federation vice president for trade, Shawna Morris, says work continues on "what needs to happen over the next year or two" to help the industry recover. Despite the disruptions, Morris says trade officials need to keep long-range goals of open commerce essential to returning dairy to prosperity in mind. Morris says NMPF and others are working wi
CME cash dairy prices strengthened in cheese but declined in butter and powder last week. The Cheddar blocks closed Friday at $1.07 per pound, up 5.75 cents, ending five weeks of losses, but 61.5 cents below a year ago. The barrels finished 4.5 cents higher at $1.05, 58 cents below a year ago. Five cars of block sold and 3 of barrel. The blocks shot up 12 cents Monday on 2 unfilled bids and stayed there Tuesday, at $1.19, on 1 sale. The barrels were up 4.25 cents Monday but b
OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. corn planting progress leapt ahead last week, putting this year's pace ahead of the five-year average, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. NASS estimated that 27% of this year's intended corn crop was planted as of Sunday, April 26, a gain of 20 percentage points last week from 7% at the end of the previous week. That puts this year's progress well ahead of last year's 12% and also 7 points ahead of the five-year average of 20%. Th
Milk prices expected to strengthen in second half of 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its latest "Milk Production" report, showing that milk production in the 24 major states during March totaled 18.3 billion lb., up 2.4% from March 2019. Revised production for February, at 17.0 billion lb., was up 5.6% from February 2019. The February revision represented a decrease of 7 million lb., or less than 0.1% from last month's preliminary production estimat
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 84 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:660223 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
Staff at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, are still in the process of planning for the event this year. However, a final decision hasn’t been made yet on whether it will take place. The staff members are keeping an eye on conditions surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the show. While they are still moving forward with planning the event, future health declarations, and the well-being and safety of Expo exhibitors, attendees, and volunteers are of the u