Ag stats: February 2021 mountain states agricultural prices received

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Published Saturday, April 3, 2021

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February Prices Received Index Up 6.3 Percent 

The February Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 95.7, increased 6.3 percent from January and 5.6 percent from February 2020. At 98.1, the Crop Production Index was up 11 percent from last month and 14 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 93.4, increased 1.7 percent from January, but decreased 1.4 percent from February last year. Producers received higher prices during February for soybeans, corn, hogs, and cattle but lower prices for celery, lettuce, milk, and tomatoes. In addition to prices, the volume change of commodities marketed also influences the indexes. In February, there was increased monthly movement for cattle, milk, greenhouse & nursery, and broilers and decreased marketing of soybeans, corn, tobacco, and cotton. 

February Prices Paid Index Up 1.2 Percent 

The February Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 114.5, is up 1.2 percent from January 2021 and 3.5 percent from February 2020. Higher prices in February for complete feeds, feed grains, feeder pigs, and supplements more than offset lower prices for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides & other, and wage rates.

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

State

February 2020

January 2021

February 2021

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

5.06 

4.89 

4.95 

Montana 

4.21 

4.30 

4.68 

Wyoming 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 

United States 

4.68 

4.67 

4.97 

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.78 

4.54 

4.90 

United States 

3.78 

4.24 

4.75 

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D) 

(S) 

(D) 

Colorado 

4.34 

4.85 

4.96 

Montana 

4.80 

5.31 

5.54 

United States 

4.88 

5.48 

5.83 

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

200.00 

185.00 

190.00 

Colorado 

230.00 

205.00 

210.00 

Montana 

140.00 

135.00 

135.00 

New Mexico 

220.00 

225.00 

225.00 

Utah 

175.00 

195.00 

195.00 

Wyoming 

180.00 

175.00 

175.00 

United States 

168.00 

171.00 

175.00 

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00 

190.00 

190.00 

Colorado 

230.00 

225.00 

225.00 

Montana 

145.00 

120.00 

125.00 

New Mexico 

190.00 

180.00 

180.00 

Utah 

140.00 

135.00 

135.00 

Wyoming 

140.00 

175.00 

175.00 

United States 

140.00 

137.00 

143.00 

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

17.90 

15.40 

15.20 

Colorado 

19.20 

17.00 

16.90 

New Mexico 

17.00 

15.20 

14.00 

Utah 

18.60 

17.60 

17.00 

United States 

18.90 

17.50 

17.10 

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

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