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Producers made, paid more in May


The USDA says producers paid and made fractionally more in May than in April.

The index of prices received was up 0.5% on the month thanks to gains in corn, cattle, broilers, and oranges, which canceled out losses market eggs, cotton, lettuce, and strawberries.

The dairy index for May was up seven tenths of a percent from April and 43% above May 2022, with an all milk price of $27.30 per hundredweight, an increase of $.20 on the month and $8.20 on the year.

Producers made, paid more in May