Wisconsin farmers worried about their alfalfa and pasture situations can at least take heart that their milk price is growing.
The U.S.¬†Department of Agriculture said eleven of the major milk producing states are expecting a higher milk price in April over March.¬† 9 will witness a decrease – and 3 no change at all.
In Wisconsin, the April milk price will increase 30 cents a hundredweight over the March pay price to $19.70 per hundredweight – or $1.69 per gallon at the farm gate.¬† That’s for all the milk produced in the state for April.
The all-milk price across the U.S. in March was $19.10 per hundredweight.
California was expecting the largest increase in its April milk price.¬† Going up a projected 89 cents to $18.40 a hundredweight or $1.58 per gallon.
Idaho and Minnesota were both expecting a 40 cent increase.¬† On the other hand, Michigan’s price is expected to fall 30 cents to $19.40 per hundredweight.
Source: Wisconsin Farm Report