Wisconsin farmers getting less for corn, soybeans, oats

The average price received by farmers for corn during April 2024 in Wisconsin was $4.14 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was 5 cents above the March price but $2.16 below April 2023.

The April 2024 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $11.50 per bushel, was 10 cents below the March price and $3 below the April 2023 price.

The April average oat price per bushel, at $3.46, was 54 cents below March and 79 cents below April 2023.

All hay prices in Wisconsin averaged $185 per ton in April. This was $10 above the March price and $34 above the April 2023 price. The April 2024 alfalfa hay price, at $194, was $7 above the previous month and $34 above April 2023. The average price received for other hay during April was $156 per ton. This was $19 above the March price and $46 above April last year.

The average price for milk was $18.60 per hundredweight (cwt), 50 cents below the March price and $2 below April 2023.

The U.S. all milk price for April was $20.50 per cwt, $1.90 higher than Wisconsin’s price but 20 cents lower than last month’s U.S. price.

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