It definitely wasn’t the news that Wisconsin dairy farmers wanted to see for their hard work in June. Milk price slipped again.
After some moderate good news earlier in 2019, Wisconsin’s all milk price slipped below the national average.
The Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service reports that the all milk price for June 2019 was $17.90 per hundredweight (cwt) or about $1.47 per gallon at the farm gate. This was 20 cents lower than last month’s price but $1.40 higher than last June’s price. The U.S. all milk price for June was $18.10 per cwt, 20 cents higher than Wisconsin’s price and 10 cents higher than last month’s U.S. price. Sixteen of the 24 major milk producing states had a higher price when compared with May, six had a lower price, and two were unchanged. Florida and Arizona had the largest increases, up 60 cents and 40 cents, respectively, from last month. South Dakota and Iowa had the largest decreases, both down 30 cents. Michigan continued to have the lowest pay price at $16.90 a hundredweight, or about $1.45 per gallon at the farm gate. Pennsylvania had the highest pay price at $18.80 or $1.62 per gallon.