Ag Stats: April 2020 USDA mountain states agriculture price report

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Published Friday, May 29, 2020

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April Prices Received Index Down 9.0 Percent

The April Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 84.9, decreased 9.0 percent from March and 9.4 percent from April 2019. At 92.4, the Crop Production Index was up 4.2 percent from last month and 7.7 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 78.3, decreased 20 percent from March and 22 percent from April last year. Producers received lower prices during April for broilers, market eggs, milk, and corn but higher prices for oranges, grapefruit, rice, and hay. In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market. Increased monthly movement of strawberries, oranges, milk, and apples offset the decreased marketing of corn, cattle, soybeans, and hay.

April Prices Paid Index Down 1.1 Percent

The April Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 108.7, is down 1.1 percent from March 2020 and 2.3 percent from April 2019. Lower prices in April for feeder cattle, feeder pigs, diesel, and feed grains more than offset higher prices for complete feeds, LP gas, concentrates, and supplements.

Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: April 2020 with Comparisons

State

April 2019

March 2020

April 2020

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.66

4.94

5.28

Montana 

4.67

4.66

3.95

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(S)

United States 

4.80

4.89

4.64

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.58

3.74

3.34

United States 

3.53

3.68

3.29

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(S)

(D)

Colorado 

4.08

4.28

4.48

Montana 

5.10

5.01

4.80

United States 

4.93

4.86

4.84

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

220.00

200.00

195.00

Colorado 

230.00

225.00

230.00

Montana 

150.00

135.00

130.00

New Mexico 

245.00

220.00

220.00

Utah 

185.00

180.00

175.00

Wyoming 

175.00

185.00

180.00

United States 

198.00

175.00

181.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

190.00

Colorado 

220.00

225.00

225.00

Montana 

135.00

135.00

130.00

New Mexico 

165.00

190.00

190.00

Utah 

150.00

130.00

125.00

Wyoming 

145.00

145.00

150.00

United States 

158.00

130.00

124.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

16.90

17.10

13.90

Colorado 

18.00

18.60

15.80

New Mexico 

16.10

15.40

11.90

Utah 

17.40

17.80

15.20

United States 

17.70

18.00

14.40

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

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

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