Monday, November 30, 2009
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USDA’s Ag Price report came out today. The “all milk” price is listed as $15/cwt – the highest this year.
But, of course, the $15/cwt is an average. The devil is, as usual, in the details (see table, sorted low to high, above). California, the nation’s number one dairy state is on the bottom. However, number two, Wisconsin, which increased production in October, had a considerably higher price than number three New York. NY is practically in the bottom quarter.
Try to find a politician in NY who claims not to care about dairy farmers – all of NY’s elected leaders are in top caring mode. They would like to do something but, their hands are tied. The data pretty much tells the story.
And, by the way, USDA lists parity price for November, 2009 as $41.70/cwt.