The partial government shutdown has cost the dairy markets some regularly supplied information from USDA. How important was that info? FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski discusses with Lee Mielke on today’s Dairy Radio Now.
Dr. Mike Hutjens is back on to tell us some key factors in determining where future milk prices are heading.
The February Federal Order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $15.30 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from January, $1.05 above February 2018, and the highest Class I price since November 2018.
It equates to $1.32 per gallon, up from $1.23 a year ago, and puts the two month average at $15.21, up from $14.85 a year ago but compares to $17.09 in 2017. Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in addition to Tuesday, January 22, during normal business hours. The offices will be closed for the federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21. Read More
Warren McDougal, regional sales manager with Central Life Sciences, joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to share tips on how to prevent stored grains from costly insect infestations.