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Newly released Federal Order prices for February did little to cheer milk producers.

The most notable decline were Class III prices, which fell $3.48 from a year ago. Taking the biggest month-over-month drop were Class 1 prices which fell $1.19 from January.

Class I — $14.25/cwt, a $1.19 decrease from January and a $2.48 decrease from February 2017.

Class II — $13.44/cwt, a $0.67 decrease from January and a $3.08 decrease year-over-year.

Class III — $13.40/cwt, a $0.60 decline from January and a $3.48 decrease from February 2017.

Class IV — $12.87/cwt, a $0.26 decline from January and a $2.72 decrease year-over-year.

Product Price Averages:

Butter $2.1112 (per pound)

Nonfat Dry Milk $0.7084 (per pound)

Cheese $1.4727 (per pound)

Dry Whey $0.2525 (per pound)

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