Ag stats: April 2019 agricultural prices report – mountain states region

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Published Friday, May 31, 2019

United States Highlights

April Prices Received Index Up 1.1 Percent 

The April Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 92.9, increased 1.1 percent from March 2019. At 84.7, the Crop Production Index decreased 1.2 percent.

The Livestock Production Index, at 100.0, increased 2.6 percent. Producers received higher prices for hogs, broilers, hay, and milk but lower prices for lettuce, market eggs, strawberries, and corn. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is up 0.1 percent.

The Crop Production Index decreased 4.3 percent and the Livestock Production Index increased 4.6 percent.

The indexes are calculated using commodity prices and volumes of commodities that producers market. Increased monthly movement of milk, strawberries, oranges, and broilers offset the decreased marketing of corn, cattle, soybeans, and hay.

The Food Commodities Index, at 97.5, increased 0.3 percent from the previous month and 1.6 percent from April 2018. 

April Prices Paid Index Up 0.5 Percent 

The April Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 111.1, is up 0.5 percent from March 2019 and 2.3 percent from April 2018.

Higher prices in April for feeder pigs, feeder cattle, hay and forages, and gasoline more than offset lower prices for nitrogen, herbicides, feed grains, and supplements.

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

State

April 2018

March 2019

April 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.49

4.68

4.66

Montana 

4.32

4.65

4.67

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(D)

United States 

4.44

4.88

4.80

Corn 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

3.56

3.66

3.58

Montana 

(D)

(D)

(D)

New Mexico 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Utah 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(D)

United States 

3.58

3.61

3.52

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

4.44

4.89

4.08

Montana 

5.58

5.32

5.10

United States 

5.28

5.19

4.93

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

210.00

210.00

220.00

Colorado 

190.00

240.00

230.00

Montana 

160.00

150.00

150.00

New Mexico 

210.00

260.00

245.00

Utah 

150.00

185.00

185.00

Wyoming 

165.00

175.00

175.00

United States 

183.00

184.00

199.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

190.00

220.00

220.00

Montana 

135.00

135.00

135.00

New Mexico 

170.00

165.00

165.00

Utah 

125.00

150.00

150.00

Wyoming 

140.00

145.00

145.00

United States 

124.00

147.00

151.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

14.80

16.80

16.90

Colorado 

16.20

17.80

18.00

New Mexico 

14.30

15.90

16.10

Utah 

15.80

17.20

17.40

United States 

15.70

17.50

17.70

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

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