Ag stats: Agricultural prices received for September 2019

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Published Saturday, November 9, 2019

UNITED STATES 

September Prices Received Index Down 3.9 Percent 

The September Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 87.0, decreased 3.9 percent from August and 1.6 percent from September 2018.

At 86.7, the Crop Production Index was down 0.8 percent from last month and 1.6 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 87.3, decreased 6.8 percent from August and 1.6 percent from September last year.

Compared to August 2019, producers received higher prices during September for apples, milk, and broccoli but lower prices for cattle, hogs, market eggs, and broilers.

In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market. In September, there was increased monthly movement for soybeans, corn, apples, and dry beans and decreased marketing of cattle, wheat, cotton, and peaches. 

September Prices Paid Index Down 0.5 Percent 

The September Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 109.4, is down 0.5 percent from August 2019 but up 0.2 percent from September 2018.

Lower prices in September for herbicides, insecticides, nitrogen, and feeder cattle more than offset higher prices for feeder pigs, LP gas, diesel, and repairs.  

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

State 

September 2018

August 2019

September 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

(D)

4.65

4.65

Montana 

4.89

4.78

4.29

Wyoming 

(D)

4.94

(D)

United States 

4.49

4.74

4.55

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.47

4.04

4.00

United States 

3.40

3.93

3.80

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(S)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

4.67

3.71

3.65

Montana 

5.21

4.53

4.33

United States 

5.15

4.35

4.26

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

210.00

190.00

190.00

Colorado 

215.00

225.00

235.00

Montana 

140.00

145.00

145.00

New Mexico 

230.00

230.00

220.00

Utah 

175.00

180.00

175.00

Wyoming 

170.00

180.00

185.00

United States 

179.00

179.00

181.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

215.00

225.00

230.00

Montana 

125.00

150.00

150.00

New Mexico 

170.00

185.00

180.00

Utah 

135.00

145.00

145.00

Wyoming 

140.00

150.00

150.00

United States 

135.00

127.00

120.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

16.20

18.60

18.70

Colorado 

17.30

19.10

19.40

New Mexico 

15.10

17.20

17.40

Utah 

16.80

18.60

19.10

United States 

16.90

18.90

19.30

(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate.

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