Ag statistics: August agricultural prices received – mountain states region

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Published Friday, September 28, 2018

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

August Prices Received Index Decreased 2.2 Percent 

The August Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 89.5, decreased 2.2 percent from July 2018. At 89.9, the Crop Production Index increased 3.6 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 89.3, decreased 6.4 percent.

Producers received lower prices for broilers, hogs, grapes, and soybeans more than offset higher prices for milk, wheat, lettuce, and lemons.

Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 4.9 percent. The Crop Production Index increased 1.2 percent, but the Livestock Production Index decreased 9.3 percent.

In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market. Decreased monthly movement of wheat, corn, soybeans, and lemons offset the increased marketing of cattle, grapes, tobacco, and broilers.

The Food Commodities Index, at 92.0, decreased 3.1 percent from the previous month and 7.1 percent from August 2017.

August Prices Paid Index Unchanged

The August Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 108.7, is unchanged from July 2018 but up 2.8 percent from August 2017. Lower prices in August for feeder pigs, complete feeds, feed grains, and nitrogen offset higher prices for feeder cattle, repairs, LP gas, and supplies.

State

August 2017

July 2018

August 2018

Barley, All

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado .............................

4.46

4.08

4.25

Montana..............................

4.63

3.59

4.53

Wyoming ............................

4.68

(D)

4.70

United States.......................

4.52

4.52

4.53

Corn

 

 

 

Colorado .............................

3.26

3.58

3.41

United States.......................

3.27

3.47

3.36

Wheat, All

 

 

 

Arizona ...............................

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado .............................

3.63

4.58

5.07

Montana..............................

5.13

5.67

5.32

United States.......................

4.84

5.00

5.30

Cotton, Upland
Arizona ...............................
United States.......................

(dollars per pound)
(S) 0.647

(dollars per pound)
(S) 0.741

(dollars per pound)
(S) 0.697

Hay, Alfalfa

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona ...............................

165.00

220.00

220.00

Colorado .............................

165.00

210.00

215.00

Montana..............................

145.00

160.00

150.00

New Mexico .......................

175.00

240.00

240.00

Utah ....................................

125.00

160.00

170.00

Wyoming ............................

135.00

170.00

170.00

United States.......................

147.00

179.00

177.00

Hay, Other

 

 

 

Arizona ...............................

175.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado .............................

175.00

210.00

215.00

Montana..............................

140.00

135.00

135.00

New Mexico .......................

160.00

175.00

175.00

Utah ....................................

110.00

125.00

130.00

Wyoming ............................

125.00

140.00

140.00

United States.......................

117.00

126.00

130.00

Milk, All
Arizona ...............................
Colorado .............................
New Mexico .......................
Utah .................................... United States.......................

(dollars per hundredweight) 17.70
18.30
16.80
17.60
18.10

(dollars per hundredweight) 15.40
16.00
14.10
15.30
15.40

(dollars per hundredweight) 15.50
16.40
14.30
15.80
15.90