Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New York Milk Production Up in April; Farmer Price Down

Here is news from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in New York:

New York dairy herds produced 1,138 million pounds of milk during April, said Blair Smith, State Statistician of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.

This is up 1.7 percent from a year earlier but down 1.9 percent from March.

Dairy farmers in the Empire State received an average of $20.20 per hundredweight of milk sold during April, down 20 cents from March but $2.30 more than April a year ago.

Milk production in the 23 major states during April totaled 16.1 billion pounds, up 0.3 percent from April 2012. March production, unrevised at 16.4 billion pounds, was down 0.1 percent from March 2012.

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