Ag stats: Mountain region farm price index report – March 2019 comparisons

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Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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March Prices Received Index Up 2.8 Percent 

The March Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 91.9, increased 2.8 percent from February 2019. At 85.7, the Crop Production Index increased 2.1 percent. 

The Livestock Production Index, at 97.5, increased 3.0 percent. Producers received higher prices for lettuce, cattle, milk, and broilers but lower prices for market eggs, grapefruit, peanuts, and wheat. 

Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 3.4 percent. The Crop Production Index decreased 2.6 percent and the Livestock Production Index decreased 2.2 percent. 

The indexes are calculated using commodity prices and volumes of commodities that producers market. Increased monthly movement of strawberries, cattle, milk, and calves offset the decreased marketing of cotton, apples, greenhouse & nursery, and soybeans. 

The Food Commodities Index, at 97.2, increased 3.4 percent from the previous month but decreased 2.7 percent from March 2018. 

March Prices Paid Index Up 0.1 Percent 

The March Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 110.6, is up 0.1 percent from February 2019 and 1.5 percent from March 2018. 

Higher prices in March for feeder pigs, diesel, gasoline, and hay and forages more than offset lower prices for field crops, other services, nitrogen, and herbicides.

Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: March 2019 with Comparisons

State

March 2018

February 2019

March 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

(D)

4.60

4.68

Montana 

4.49

4.40

4.65

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(D)

United States 

4.46

4.65

4.88

Corn 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

3.49

3.56

3.66

Montana 

(D)

(D)

(D)

New Mexico 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Utah 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Wyoming 

(S)

(D)

(D)

United States 

3.51

3.60

3.61

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(S)

(D)

Colorado 

4.31

4.86

4.89

Montana 

5.35

5.25

5.32

United States 

5.10

5.33

5.19

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

200.00

210.00

210.00

Colorado 

190.00

240.00

240.00

Montana 

150.00

150.00

150.00

New Mexico 

200.00

260.00

260.00

Utah 

150.00

185.00

185.00

Wyoming 

160.00

175.00

175.00

United States 

165.00

180.00

184.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

190.00

240.00

220.00

Montana 

130.00

135.00

135.00

New Mexico 

160.00

165.00

165.00

Utah 

125.00

140.00

150.00

Wyoming 

140.00

145.00

145.00

United States 

124.00

146.00

147.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

14.50

16.50

16.80

Colorado 

16.00

17.20

17.80

New Mexico 

14.20

15.00

15.90

Utah 

15.70

16.30

17.20

United States 

15.70

16.80

17.50

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

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

 

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