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How the Government Shutdown Could Disrupt Livestock and Agricultural Trading

Minyanville - 10/3/2013 3:47:00 PM
With the lack of data, prices for billions of ... These contracts include class III milk, class IV milk, butter, whey, cheese, and non-fat dry milk. For those investors using exchange traded products to gain commodity exposure, the following funds could ...

Class I milk price sets record

Capital Press - 2/21/2014 11:22:00 PM
The First Quarter Class IV milk price was pegged at $22.30 per cwt ... The only gain today was in buttermilk powder, up 3.1 percent. All of the commodity prices are at historically high levels despite the downturn from the last auction.

How Much Will Dairy Revenue Protection Cost?

American Farm Bureau Federation - 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Under the Class Pricing Option, Dairy-RP provides revenue protection based on a combination of Class III and Class IV milk futures prices ... and expected risk around milk and dairy commodity prices. Importantly, all dairy farmers electing similar coverage ...

Got milk futures?

Futures - 10/29/2015 2:18:00 PM
Class IV milk, nonfat dry milk and butter. They are cash settled against USDA published dairy prices, so there is no hassle with notice days or fear of needing to make or take delivery of the physical. Class III milk futures are the most mature of the ...

Dairy producers look to get in on new risk management tools

Agri-Pulse - 3/29/2017 3:28:00 PM
Milk producers could buy an RP policy to guarantee their quarterly revenue based on the amount of production they want to cover and a blend between prices for Class III and Class IV milk ... milk as an eligible commodity under crop insurance.

Milk Prices Pressure Food Companies

The Wall Street Journal - 5/17/2007 3:59:00 AM
Class IV milk futures ... the cost pressures. Prices for grains like wheat have risen in tandem with corn. Kraft Foods Inc. said it increased prices earlier this year on some of its dairy-based products because of rising commodity costs.

U.S. milk prices face downward pressure, analyst says

Capital Press - 7/23/2015 7:29:00 PM
Some commodities, particularly milk powder ... Reflecting the dismal powder market, Class IV milk prices are forecast even lower at $13.07 in the third quarter and $12.64 in the fourth before recovering to $14.07 in Q1 of 2016.

High stakes for milk producers as they await Congress, USDA actions

Agri-Pulse - 11/8/2017 2:25:00 PM
A Senate source close to the issue says the provision is likely to make it into the bill, adding that “it is incumbent on each commodity to work ... to cover and a blend between prices for Class III and Class IV milk. (Class III milk is used for cheese ...

Dairy Revenue Protection is Here

American Farm Bureau Federation - 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
The class-pricing option uses a weighted average of a three-month average of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Class III and Class IV milk futures prices based on the insured’s declared class price weighting factor and corresponding to the months of the quarter.