Ag stats: December 2020 mountain states agricultural price report

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Published Saturday, January 30, 2021

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December Prices Received Index Down 1.8 Percent 

The December Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 91.4, decreased 1.8 percent from November but increased 0.3 percent from December 2019.

At 91.8, the Crop Production Index was down 0.5 percent from last month but up 6.6 percent from the previous year.

The Livestock Production Index, at 90.9, decreased 3.5 percent from November and 6.4 percent from December 2019.

Producers received higher prices during December for broilers, corn, soybeans, and cattle but lower prices for milk, lettuce, market eggs, and oranges. In addition to prices, the volume change of commodities marketed also influences the indexes.

In December, there was increased monthly movement for oranges, broilers, cotton, and milk and decreased marketing of corn, grapes, soybeans, and calves. 

December Prices Paid Index Up 0.7 Percent 

The December Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 112.7, is up 0.7 percent from November 2020 and 1.6 percent from December 2019. Higher prices in December for complete feeds, LP gas, feeder pigs, and diesel more than offset lower prices for feeder cattle, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

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

State

December 2019

November 2020

December 2020

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

(D) 

5.11 

4.75 

Montana 

4.26 

4.52 

4.35 

Wyoming 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 

United States 

4.51 

4.78 

4.79 

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.79 

4.04 

4.16 

United States 

3.71 

3.79 

3.97 

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D) 

(D) 

(S) 

Colorado 

3.98 

4.98 

5.21 

Montana 

4.75 

5.17 

5.24 

United States 

4.64 

5.24 

5.43 

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton) 

(dollars per ton) 

(dollars per ton) 

Arizona 

190.00 

180.00 

180.00 

Colorado 

230.00 

190.00 

205.00 

Montana 

145.00 

130.00 

130.00 

New Mexico 

220.00 

225.00 

225.00 

Utah 

190.00 

195.00 

190.00 

Wyoming 

180.00 

170.00 

175.00 

United States 

172.00 

167.00 

169.00 

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00 

185.00 

190.00 

Colorado 

220.00 

205.00 

215.00 

Montana 

145.00 

115.00 

125.00 

New Mexico 

190.00 

170.00 

170.00 

Utah 

150.00 

125.00 

130.00 

Wyoming 

150.00 

170.00 

170.00 

United States 

136.00 

136.00 

134.00 

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

19.70 

16.70 

16.90 

Colorado 

20.60 

17.80 

19.00 

New Mexico 

19.30 

19.10 

16.30 

Utah 

21.30 

21.40 

18.90 

United States 

20.70 

21.30 

18.50 

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

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