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June Prices Received Index Up 1.0 Percent
The June Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 89.2, increased 1.0 percent from May but decreased 4.9 percent from June 2019. At 91.8, the Crop Production Index was down 3.3 percent from last month but up 2.1 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 86.7, increased 5.0 percent from May, but decreased 11 percent from June last year. Producers received higher prices during June for milk
In California, milk production is unchanged from a week ago. Class I sales are stable. Class II and III requests are strong. As the school year is about to start in a few weeks, industry players are reassessing market conditions and wondering how the COVID-19 restrictions will affect Class I milk demands. Meanwhile, processing schedules are not as busy. In Arizona, milk volumes produced are at low levels. With hotter summer weather conditions, cows are beginning to fee
High pressure dominated the southern half of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) again during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. Upper-level weather systems tracked across the U.S.-Canadian border, dragging surface lows and fronts along with them. The High brought hot temperatures to much of the South, East, and West, with daily maximum temperatures exceeding 90 degrees F every day. The fronts brought cooler temperatures to the Upper Midwest at the beginning of the week, but maxi
The American Farm Bureau Federation released its final report on priorities for milk pricing reform, calling for more democracy and a more equitable program for dairy farmers. A Farm Bureau Federal Milk Marketing Order Working Group worked for a year to examine the system and develop recommendations to modernize the current FMMO system. Among AFBF's priorities is amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act to allow dairy farmers to directly vote on Federal Milk Marketin
Cheddar block cheese closed the fourth Friday of July at $2.54 per pound, down 12 cents on the week after losing 25.5 cents the previous week, but was still 71.5 cents above a year ago. The barrels climbed to $2.4650 last Tuesday, the highest since Sept. 25, 2019, but finished Friday at $2.45, 2 cents higher on the week and 73 cents above a year ago. The spread was reduced to 9 cents; 16 cars of block were sold last week at the CME and 23 cars of barrel. The blocks tumbled 6
OMAHA (DTN) -- The condition of the U.S. corn and soybean crops rose slightly last week, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. Development of both crops are ahead of the five-year average. NASS estimated that 72% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, July 26, up 3 percentage points from the previous week and the third highest rating in 10 years. "Big gains in ratings were seen in Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 80 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:800829 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
In California milk yield is steady to a bit up. Some plants are being run close to full capacity. Class I demands remain unchanged, but Class II sales have slightly picked up. According to several industry contacts, some processors from other western states are taking a few loads of cream from California to meet their needs. Arizona milk yield is at seasonally low levels, but according to market players, milk volumes have not declined as low as expected. Supplies are
High pressure dominated the southern half of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. Upper-level weather systems tracked across the U.S.-Canadian border, dragging surface lows and fronts along with them. The frontal systems tapped Gulf of Mexico moisture to drop locally heavy rain across parts of the Plains to Midwest, while convective thunderstorms peppered coastal areas of the Gulf. The high-pressure ridge inhibited precipitation across muc