Organic Dairy Market Overview
USDA - Fri Jan 11, 10:18AM CST
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     Organic Dairy Market Overview

     Report 2 - Released on January 11, 2019

     The January 2019 farm gate organic milk pay price is $32.42, with a twelve-month average
     price of $31.30, based on a 12.9 percent representation of total solids. The organic pay
     price is the amount accepted by those organic dairy producers who contract with a large
     national organic cooperative, while based on the geographic area where the organic milk is
     produced and whether it is organic grassmilk.

     Coming off the holidays, total organic retail promotions decreased 17 percent. Organic
     cream cheese displayed the biggest increase in ads, 318 percent. As well, prices dropped 33
      percent for the 8 oz pack size from the previous survey period. For organic milk, half
     gallon packages posted the largest volume of advertisements. The current retail milk price
     spread between organic and conventional half gallon milk is an organic premium of $1.59.
     The price spread bumped up 14 cents compared to the previous retail survey.

     Information for the period January 7 - 11, 2019, issued biweekly

     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     DANIEL JOHNSON, 608-422-8605
     Email: daniel.johnson@ams.usda.gov

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     Dairy Market News (DMN) by Phone: (608)422-8602
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