Farm income declined in July

Farmers made less money in July than they did in June.

The USDA says the index of prices received by farmers for July fell 2.1% with declines in corn, hay, milk, and broilers more than canceling out gains in soybeans, hogs, lettuce, and strawberries.

The dairy index for July 2023 was down 2.8% from June and 32% from July 2022, with an all milk price of $17.40 per hundredweight, a drop of $.50 on the month and $8.10 on the year.

The index of prices paid was up 0.1% with higher moves in feeder cattle, concentrates, LP gas, and diesel offsetting lower costs for feed grains, hay and forages, complete feeds, and nitrogen.

Year-to-year, the USDA’s index of prices received dropped 7%, reflecting the losses experienced by some producers, while the index of prices paid was unchanged with easing inflation in parts of the industry.

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