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April Prices Received Index Down 9.0 Percent The April Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 84.9, decreased 9.0 percent from March and 9.4 percent from April 2019. At 92.4, the Crop Production Index was up 4.2 percent from last month and 7.7 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 78.3, decreased 20 percent from March and 22 percent from April last year. Producers received lower prices during April for broilers, market eggs,
Several factors may be contributing to rally in Class III futures prices Milk production in the 24 major production states during April totaled 17.8 billion lb., a 1.6% increase from April 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Milk Production” report. USDA revised its March production number to 18.5 billion lb., which was up 3.0% from March 2019. The March revision represented an increase of 115 million lb., or 0.6%, from last month's preliminary pro
Index for meats, poultry and fish up 2.5% compared to same period last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data this week. The CPI for April 2020 decreased 0.7% from March 2020 and was 0.3% above the April 2019 level. The CPI for all food was up 1.5% between March and April 2020, and food prices were 3.5% higher than the April 2019 level. The degree of food price inflation varies depending o
In California, milk production is at seasonal levels. There is enough milk to fill current customers' needs. Processing facilities are running near full capacities. Discounted loads of milk are not as common as they were a few weeks ago. As so, many manufacturers are able to manage all their milk in-house. Bottled milk deliveries remain stable. In Arizona, milk output is mixed. Recent cooler than usual weather for this time of the year has given a short boost to cows'
During the past week, widespread rain and thunderstorms fell across parts of the Great Plains, including a few instances of severe weather. Particularly large amounts of rain in central and eastern Nebraska, as well as in adjacent states, improved what had been a quickly drying scenario in many locations. Above-normal precipitation also fell in parts of the Northwest, which led to improvement in parts (though not all) of the ongoing drought areas there. Large rainfall amounts
OMAHA (DTN) -- Wet weather slowed fieldwork in some parts of the country last week, but corn and soybean planting progress nationwide remained ahead of the five-year average, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report. The report, which is normally released on Mondays, was delayed until Tuesday due to the Memorial Day holiday. NASS estimated that 88% of the nation's intended corn crop was planted as of Sunday, May 24, a gain of 8 percentage points last week. That was s
The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data in its latest Milk Production report pegged April output at 18.70 billion pounds, up a somewhat bullish 1.4% from April 2019. Output in the top 24 producing states amounted to 17.8 billion, up 1.6%. The April total included dumped milk. Revisions added 115 million pounds to the original March total, now put at 19.375 billion pounds, up 2.8% from March 2019 instead of the originally reported 2.2% increase. April cow numbers totaled
California milk production is a bit down compared to last week. Many farmers hit their peak flush production in Mid-April. A few processors say that they are transitioning their outputs to preferred product mixes. Some are selling a few spot loads of milk, but could process all their supplies if needed. The market is slowly regaining its balance in California. Supplies of milk are more manageable now. Class I deliveries are steady to slightly up. Milk output in Arizona c
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Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 89 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:456596 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF