USDA’s estimate of the January U.S. average all-milk price, at $17.60/cwt., was down $2.80 from December’s revised estimate, and $5.90 less than January 2014. It's the lowest since July 2012.

Just two of the 23 major dairy states – Virginia and Florida – saw average milk prices of $20.00/cwt. or higher in January, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report.

Compared to a year ago, price declines of at least $6.00/cwt. were seen in Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.

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

 

Jan. 2014

Dec. 2014

Jan. 2015

Arizona

22.60

19.60

16.40

California

22.42

17.71

15.81

Colorado

23.00

21.60

18.70

Florida

26.60

26.90

22.60

Idaho

22.60

19.30

16.80

Illinois

23.90

21.10

18.40

Indiana

23.90

21.20

18.10

Iowa

23.90

20.90

17.40

Kansas

23.90

20.70

17.50

Michigan

23.50

20.50

17.60

Minnesota

23.80

20.60

18.30

New Mexico

22.50

19.40

16.40

New York

24.30

22.30

18.70

Ohio

24.10

21.80

18.70

Oregon

25.00

21.70

18.90

Pennsylvania

24.90

22.60

19.20

South Dakota

24.30

21.20

18.90

Texas

24.40

20.70

18.20

Utah

22.30

21.50

17.80

Vermont

24.50

22.60

19.00

Virginia

25.80

25.00

20.60

Washington

24.10

21.30

17.50

Wisconsin

23.80

20.80

18.40

United States

23.50

20.40

17.60

Source: USDA