South Dakota Milk Marketing Receipts Down In 2009

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Cash receipts from milk marketings in South Dakota in 2009 are down 24 percent from the previous year.

The Agricultural Statistics Service says receipts in 2009 totaled $259.9 million, down from the $341.5 million in 2008.

South Dakota producers received an average of $13.80 per hundredweight of milk sold in 2009. That's $5.30 per hundredweight lower than the average price received in 2008.

Total milk production in South Dakota increased 5 percent to 1.89 billion pounds in 2009, up from the 1.8 billion pounds produced in 2008.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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