Wisconsin dairy farms experienced more big disappointment when the saw their latest milk check.
Despite higher prices in Chicago for Class III milk – which is the majority of milk produced in the state – the actual milk price was more than $4 less than year ago payments.
The Wisconsin all milk price for May 2020 was $13.60 per hundredweight (cwt) according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. That equates to about $1.17 per gallon at the farm gate. This was 40 cents lower than last month’s price and $4.60 lower than last May’s price.
The U.S. all milk price for May was $13.60 per cwt, the same as Wisconsin’s price but 80 cents lower than last month’s U.S. price.
All of the 24 major milk producing states except Iowa and Minnesota had a lower price when compared with April.
Florida had the largest decrease in price, down $2.10 per cwt. from April, but New Mexico had the lowest price, at $11.60 per cwt.
Source: Midwest Farm Report
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