Ag stats: mountain states region agricultural price report – July 2019

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Published Friday, August 30, 2019

United States Highlights

July Prices Received Index Down 2.9 Percent 

The July Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 89.8, decreased 2.9 percent from June 2019. At 86.7, the Crop Production Index decreased 1.3 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 93.4, decreased 3.7 percent. Producers received lower prices for broilers, market eggs, celery, and cattle but higher prices for corn, milk, onions, and cotton. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 2.0 percent. The Crop Production Index decreased 0.2 percent and the Livestock Production Index decreased 2.3 percent. The indexes are calculated using commodity prices and volumes of commodities that producers market. Increased monthly movement of wheat, grapes, hay, and cotton offset the decreased marketing of milk, cattle, broilers, and oranges. The Food Commodities Index, at 92.0, decreased 4.0 percent from the previous month and 3.2 percent from July 2018. 

July Prices Paid Index Unchanged 

The July Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 110.5, is unchanged from June 2019 but up 1.4 percent from July 2018. Lower prices in July for feeder pigs, hay and forages, concentrates, and mixed fertilizer offset higher prices for feeder cattle, complete feeds, feed grains, and milk cows. 

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

State

July 2018

June 2019

July 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.08

4.68

(D)

Montana 

3.59

4.21

3.55

Wyoming 

(D)

(D)

(D)

United States 

4.52

4.81

4.69

Corn 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

3.58

4.05

4.18

Montana 

(D)

(D)

(S)

New Mexico 

(D)

(S)

(D)

Utah 

(S)

(S)

(S)

Wyoming 

(S)

(S)

(S)

United States 

3.47

3.98

4.16

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

4.58

4.37

4.27

Montana 

5.67

4.69

4.71

United States 

5.00

4.81

4.52

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

220.00

220.00

190.00

Colorado 

210.00

240.00

230.00

Montana 

160.00

150.00

150.00

New Mexico 

240.00

240.00

235.00

Utah 

160.00

185.00

180.00

Wyoming 

170.00

170.00

170.00

United States 

179.00

193.00

183.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

210.00

230.00

230.00

Montana 

135.00

140.00

145.00

New Mexico 

175.00

170.00

180.00

Utah 

125.00

150.00

145.00

Wyoming 

140.00

140.00

140.00

United States 

128.00

146.00

136.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

15.40

17.80

18.40

Colorado 

16.00

18.30

18.80

New Mexico 

14.10

16.60

17.20

Utah 

15.30

17.90

18.20

United States 

15.50

18.10

18.70

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

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

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