Monday, March 22, 2010

Dairy News from the MPI

Idaho Milk Production up 3.7 Percent over January

Washington--February 2010 milk production in the 23 states for which USDA reports monthly was 13.6 billion pounds, 0.1 percent above February 2009. January revised production at 14.8 billion pounds, down 0.5 from January 2009 - this revision represented an increase of 14 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.

States that showed an increase when comparing this January's milk production with a year ago: Idaho up 3.7 percent; Illinois up 0.6 percent; Indiana up 1.1 percent; Iowa up 0.6 percent; Michigan up 3.5 percent; Minnesota up 1.4 percent; Ohio up 3.0 percent; Oregon up 3.5; Pennsylvania up 0.1 percent; Utah up 0.8 percent; Vermont up 0.5 percent; Washington up 6.9 percent; and Wisconsin up 5.7 percent.

States that declined: Arizona -6.8 percent; California -1.6 percent; Colorado -8.3 percent; Florida -5.0 percent; Kansas -6.8 percent; Missouri -9.8; New Mexico -5.0 percent; New York -0.7; Texas -5.4 percent; and Virginia -3.6 percent from a year ago.

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