Compare the CME with Dairy Market News report on fluid milk in the East for September 2, 2009:
"Milk supplies are tight in the Northeast. Production declines are due to herd culling and typical seasonal reductions. Increased Class I demand, due to
school openings, is also limiting the available milk supply. Short supplies are
necessitating reduced production schedules and shorting contracts in some areas.
Tropical storm Danny had very little impact, skirting only the coastal areas.
Milk volumes are down in the Mid Atlantic area with plants scrambling to secure
enough supply to meet their contract needs. Balancing plants are working with
their contracted customers to adjust production schedules to better match
current supplies. Milk supplies in the Southeast are very tight. Reduced
availability from the Southwest and Mid Atlantic has heightened the shortened