Ag stats: December 2021 mountain states agricultural price report

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Published Sunday, February 6, 2022

UNITED STATES 

December Prices Received Index Up 3.5 Percent 

The December Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 112.6, increased 3.5 percent from November and 24 percent from December 2020. At 105.9, the Crop Production Index is down 1.3 percent from last month but up 16 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 120.5, increased 9.0 percent from November, and 33 percent from December last year. Producers received higher prices during December for broilers, cattle, market eggs, and corn but lower prices for lettuce, oranges, hogs, and broccoli. In addition to prices, the volume change of commodities marketed also influences the indexes. In December, there was increased monthly movement for broilers, milk, cotton, and wheat and decreased marketing of corn, grapes, soybeans, and calves. 

December Prices Paid Index Up 1.1 Percent 

The December Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 120.7, is up 1.1 percent from November 2021 and 9.5 percent from December 2020. Higher prices in December for nitrogen, feeder cattle, complete feeds, and mixed fertilizer more than offset lower prices for LP gas, diesel, and gasoline.

Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: December 2021 with Comparisons

State

December 2020

November 2021

December 2021

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.75 

4.91 

5.02 

Montana 

4.35 

5.09 

5.58 

Wyoming 

(D) 

4.88 

(D) 

United States 

4.79 

5.22 

5.40 

Corn 

     

Colorado 

4.16 

5.65 

5.55 

United States 

3.97 

5.27 

5.47 

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(S) 

(D) 

(S) 

Colorado 

5.21 

7.13 

7.06 

Montana 

5.24 

8.83 

8.52 

United States 

5.46 

8.51 

8.58 

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

180.00 

215.00 

225.00 

Colorado 

205.00 

220.00 

215.00 

Montana 

130.00 

235.00 

250.00 

New Mexico 

225.00 

230.00 

230.00 

Utah 

190.00 

250.00 

255.00 

Wyoming 

175.00 

220.00 

225.00 

United States 

166.00 

210.00 

213.00 

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

190.00 

190.00 

200.00 

Colorado 

215.00 

235.00 

240.00 

Montana 

125.00 

215.00 

215.00 

New Mexico 

170.00 

210.00 

210.00 

Utah 

130.00 

200.00 

195.00 

Wyoming 

170.00 

200.00 

195.00 

United States 

133.00 

147.00 

146.00 

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

16.90 

19.80 

20.90 

Colorado 

19.00 

21.00 

21.80 

New Mexico 

16.30 

19.00 

19.90 

Utah 

18.90 

20.50 

21.60 

United States 

18.30 

20.80 

21.80 

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

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