USDA’s preliminary estimate of the July 2014 U.S. all-milk price, at $23.40/cwt., was up 10¢ from June, stopping a two-month slide.

Year-to-date, the 2014 average all-milk price stands at $24.24/cwt., up $4.77 from the same period in 2013.

Southeast dairy farmers continued to see the highest prices among major dairy states, at $27.90/cwt. in Florida and $26.20/cwt. in Virginia. In total, eight states saw average milk prices at $24.00/cwt. or higher, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report.

Among the largest milk-producing states, California's July all-milk price averaged $22.00/cwt., down 10¢ from June. New York’s average, at $24.70/cwt., was unchanged. Wisconsin, at $23.50/cwt., and Idaho, at $22.70/cwt., were each up 20¢. New Mexico, at $21.00/cwt., was up 10¢.

 

Prices received for all milk, major dairy states and U.S. ($/cwt.)

 

July 2013

June 2014

July 2014*

Arizona

19.20

23.00

23.40

California

17.51

22.01

22.00

Colorado

19.30

23.60

23.80

Florida

23.70

27.70

27.90

Idaho

18.10

22.50

22.70

Illinois

19.60

23.70

23.80

Indiana

20.20

23.40

23.60

Iowa

19.40

23.70

23.90

Kansas

18.90

22.90

23.00

Michigan

19.90

23.50

23.60

Minnesota

19.00

23.40

23.60

New Mexico

17.80

20.90

21.00

New York

20.20

24.70

24.70

Ohio

20.70

23.70

23.90

Oregon

20.10

24.70

24.90

Pennsylvania

20.90

25.10

25.10

South Dakota

19.70

23.90

24.10

Texas

19.30

23.30

23.30

Utah

18.20

23.00

23.10

Vermont

20.50

25.10

25.10

Virginia

22.50

26.20

26.20

Washington

19.60

24.30

24.50

Wisconsin

19.10

23.30

23.50

United States

19.10

23.20

23.40

Source: USDA

 

 

 

* Preliminary