Ag stats – Agricultural prices received report – February 2019

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Published Friday, March 29, 2019

UNITED STATES 

February Prices Received Index Up 4.9 Percent 

The February Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 89.4, increased 4.9 percent from January 2019. At 83.9, the Crop Production Index increased 8.5 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 94.7, decreased 2.6 percent. Producers received higher prices for cattle, corn, lettuce, and milk but lower prices for broilers, market eggs, strawberries, and soybeans. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 2.0 percent. The Crop Production Index decreased 3.5 percent and the Livestock Production Index increased 0.5 percent. The indexes are calculated using commodity prices and volumes of commodities that producers market. Increased monthly movement of cattle, milk, broilers, and greenhouse & nursery offset the decreased marketing of corn, soybeans, tobacco, and wheat. The Food Commodities Index, at 94.0, increased 1.7 percent from the previous month but decreased 1.6 percent from February 2018. 

February Prices Paid Index Up 0.5 Percent 

The February Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 109.9, is up 0.5 percent from January 2019 and 0.8 percent from February 2018. Higher prices in February for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other, and nitrogen more than offset lower prices for feeder cattle, feeder pigs, complete feeds, and potash and phosphate.

Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: February 2019 with Comparisons

State

February 2018

January 2019

February 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.80

4.66

4.60

Montana 

4.05

4.48

4.40

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(D)

United States 

4.58

4.60

4.65

Corn 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

3.31

3.59

3.56

Montana 

3.13

(S)

(D)

New Mexico 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Utah. 

(D)

(S)

(D)

Wyoming 

(D)

(S)

(D)

United States 

3.38

3.56

3.60

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(S)

Colorado 

4.11

4.77

4.86

Montana 

5.44

5.33

5.25

United States 

4.92

5.28

5.33

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

190.00

200.00

210.00

Colorado 

185.00

240.00

240.00

Montana 

140.00

145.00

150.00

New Mexico 

175.00

260.00

260.00

Utah. 

145.00

185.00

185.00

Wyoming 

150.00

175.00

175.00

United States 

155.00

181.00

180.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

190.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

190.00

240.00

240.00

Montana 

130.00

135.00

135.00

New Mexico 

160.00

165.00

165.00

Utah. 

120.00

140.00

140.00

Wyoming 

135.00

145.00

145.00

United States 

123.00

146.00

146.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

14.40

16.30

16.50

Colorado 

15.90

17.10

17.20

New Mexico 

14.00

15.00

15.00

Utah. 

15.10

16.30

16.30

United States 

15.30

16.60

16.80

 

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