September 12, 2016
The US has a lot of milk. Milk production here has kept up a steady pace this year. Through July, milk production gained 1.4% year-over-year. California and the Southwest were in negative territory through much of the early part of the year, while the upper Midwest was showing tremendous gains. Those factors, coupled together, signaled to the market average production for 2016.
Over the last two months, however, the Southwest reversed course, posting gains. While not in positive territory, California was down only 0.8% in July. To give some perspective, a production number of -0.8% was the best for California since 2014. This trend points to stronger numbers through the remainder of 2016.
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