All major dairy commodities were up, and volume was solid,
More than 21,400 dairy farmers received the payments, up by more than 2,000 over 2017 participation.
Many agencies, including USDA, would experience closures, so even if a second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments gets approved, they would be delayed until a budget agreement is reached.
The announced Statistical Uniform Price for Tulare was $14.94/cwt and for Los Angeles, $15.44.
Ekosem-Agrar, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva, plans to double milk production to one million tonnes by the end of next year.
The bills would apply to dairies with more than 2,500 cows or herds with more than 1,000 animal units that don’t have access to seasonal pasture.