Last week USDA Agricultural Marketing Service released the December class prices despite the ongoing government shutdown.
Currently, there are 7,225 Grade A dairy farms, 541 Grade B farms that still ship milk in cans and 344 bulk tank Grade B farms in Wisconsin.
The group cites a reduction in cheese exports to China by nearly 65% and to Mexico by more than 10%.
Competition for the growing Mexican dairy market should pick up now that the trans-Pacific trade agreement is in effect.
Up to 93% of the revenue to operate a methane digester would come from state and federal government credits.
Eight of the nine commodities posted positive gains on today's auction.
At no time did the Class I mover in 2018 close higher than the December 2017 price of $16.88.