Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 PM
The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Tuesday temporarily increased Class 1, 2, 3, 4a and 4b prices by a combined total of approximately 25 cents per hundredweight for the period of Feb. 1 to May 31.
The temporary price increases are the outcome of a Dec. 21 hearing called by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross.
The increases by class are:
Class 1 -- approximately 5 cents per hundredweight
Class 2 and 3 - approximately 10 cents per hundredweight
Class 4a and 4b - approximately 30 cents per hundredweight.
The adjustment will increase the monthly pool price in California's two marketing orders by approximately 25 cents per hundredweight.
A more detailed explanation of the department's decision can be found on the Dairy Marketing website www.cdfa.ca.gov/dairy by clicking on the Hearing Matrix.