Ag stats: March 2021 mountain states agricultural price report

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Published Saturday, May 15, 2021

UNITED STATES 

March Prices Received Index Up 2.6 Percent 

The March Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 98.3, increased 2.6 percent from February and 6.4 percent from March 2020. At 99.3, the Crop Production Index is up 1.2 percent from last month and 14 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.4, increased 4.1 percent from February, and 0.2 percent from March last year. Producers received higher prices during March for hogs, market eggs, soybeans, and lettuce but lower prices for strawberries, oranges, cotton, and celery. In addition to prices, the volume change of commodities marketed also influences the indexes. In March, there was increased monthly movement for strawberries, cattle, milk, and calves and decreased marketing of cotton, apples, soybeans, and greenhouse & nursery. 

March Prices Paid Index Up 0.8 Percent 

The March Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 111.7, is up 0.8 percent from February 2021 and 1.9 percent from March 2020. Higher prices for feeder pigs, nitrogen, potash & phosphate, and diesel more than offset lower prices for LP gas, concentrates, grasses & legumes, and feeder cattle.

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

State

March 2020

February 2021

March 2021

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.94 

4.95 

4.92 

Montana 

4.66 

4.68 

4.50 

Wyoming 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 

United States 

4.89 

4.97 

4.90 

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.74 

4.90 

4.95 

United States 

3.68 

4.75 

4.89 

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(S) 

(D) 

(S) 

Colorado 

4.28 

4.96 

5.55 

Montana 

5.01 

5.54 

5.59 

United States 

4.86 

5.83 

5.85 

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

200.00 

190.00 

195.00 

Colorado 

225.00 

210.00 

215.00 

Montana 

135.00 

135.00 

145.00 

New Mexico 

220.00 

225.00 

230.00 

Utah 

180.00 

195.00 

200.00 

Wyoming 

185.00 

175.00 

180.00 

United States 

172.00 

175.00 

181.00 

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00 

190.00 

190.00 

Colorado 

225.00 

225.00 

230.00 

Montana 

135.00 

125.00 

130.00 

New Mexico 

190.00 

180.00 

180.00 

Utah 

130.00 

135.00 

135.00 

Wyoming 

145.00 

175.00 

180.00 

United States 

134.00 

143.00 

142.00 

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

17.10 

15.20 

15.80 

Colorado 

18.60 

16.90 

17.50 

New Mexico 

15.20 

14.00 

15.40 

Utah 

17.80 

17.00 

17.40 

United States 

17.90 

17.10 

17.40 

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

(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate

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