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May Prices Received Index Up 3.9 Percent The May Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 88.2, increased 3.9 percent from April but decreased 4.8 percent from May 2019. At 94.5, the Crop Production Index was up 2.3 percent from last month and 11 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 82.6, increased 5.4 percent from April, but decreased 17 percent from May last year. Producers received higher prices during May for broilers, ho
Most Father’s Day Week dairy prices weakened, though Cheddar block cheese set another record high last Tuesday, pole vaulting 10.75 cents to a whopping $2.81 per pound. But, as the saying goes, what goes up, must come down and down it did, plunging 23 cents Wednesday, the second largest single-day loss ever, and closed Friday at $2.5750, 7.5 cents lower on the week but 71.75 cents above a year ago. Tuesday’s spread had the barrels at 44 cents below the blocks, exceeding the p
OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and soybean conditions rose slightly last week and remain among the highest of the past decade, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. NASS estimated that 73% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, June 28, up 1 percentage point from 72% the previous week and well above 56% at the same time a year ago. The current rating is the third-highest good-to-excellent rating since 2011, noted DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hu
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) safety-net signup for 2021 coverage will begin October 12 and will run through December 11, 2020. DMC has already triggered payments for two months for producers who signed up for 2020 coverage. “If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “Nobody would have imagined the significant impact that
Dairy Outlook: Class III milk futures soar above $22. Milk prices have always been volatile, but it looks like volatility will set a record in 2020. In January, the Class III price was $17.05. By May, it had fallen to $12.14. It looks like June will be above $20. The Class IV price has also been volatile, falling from $16.65 in January to $10.67 in May, and then recovering to $13.35 in June. What factors drove these big changes in milk prices? “The sharp drop in prices in May
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated.
Click on gaging stations (red dots) for streamflow hydrographs. Upper Snake River system is at 96 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:144609 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
The National FFA Organization announced last week that the 2020 National FFA Convention and Expo will be held virtually. “We wanted to ensure that our members and guests had the full convention experience,” says Mark Peoschl (PESH-uhl), National FFA CEO. “After a discussion with the Board of Directors, the decision was made to move forward with a virtual experience in 2020.” He says as they continued to plan for the national convention, it became clear that travel restriction
In California, milk production is unchanged from the previous week. The weather has not much impacted milk yield in recent days. Supplies are steady to tight. Class I and II demands are stable, but Class III intakes are strong due to increased cheese production. Ice cream makers continue to ramp up their production schedules. There is a good equilibrium between current milk demands and sales. Nonetheless, spot sales are limited. Arizona milk production is stable to s
University of Idaho secures $10 million USDA grant to create bioproducts from dairy waste streams to build sustainability. A team of University of Idaho researchers has secured a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) to evaluate the use of bioproducts from dairy waste streams to enhance sustainability for Idaho agriculture and develop economic opportunities for the state’s dairy industry. As the third-large