U.S. milk producers can expect to average $16.10 per hundredweight for June production. That is a dime lower than the May price. Despite the overall decline, four states will see a price increase for the month. California producers will average $14.70 up 19 cents from May, Wisconsin producers will get a dime more at $17.10, Minnesota will also see a dime more at $17.40 while Idaho producers get 30 cents more at $16.10.
Meanwhile Texas and New Mexico producer prices will be 30 cents lower and Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan prices drop 50 cents each.
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 14 requests for export assistance from Agri-Mark, Bongards, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold and Foremost Farms to sell a total of 2.191 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia-Pacific, North Africa, Central America and the Middle East. The product will be delivered July through October 2012.
In 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gouda cheese totaling 66.3 million pounds, and butter and anhydrous milk fat totaling 45.2 million pounds, to 32 countries on four continents.