Ag stats: USDA agricultural prices received report – October 2019

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Published Thursday, November 28, 2019

UNITED STATES 

October Prices Received Index Down 2.6 Percent 

The October Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 84.7, decreased 2.6 percent from September and 0.6 percent from October 2018.

At 81.2, the Crop Production Index was down 6.3 percent from last month but up 1.2 percent from the previous year.

The Livestock Production Index, at 90.3, increased 3.4 percent from September but decreased 1.2 percent from October last year.

Producers received lower prices during October for apples, market eggs, and strawberries but higher prices for cattle, lettuce, milk, and broilers.

In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market. In October, there was decreased monthly movement of cattle, milk, broilers, and greenhouse and nursery, and increased marketing for soybeans, corn, cotton, and calves. 

October Prices Paid Index Up 0.5 Percent 

The October Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 110.1, is up 0.5 percent from September 2019 and 0.3 percent from October 2018.

Higher prices in October for feeder cattle, feeder pigs, milk cows, and nitrogen more than offset lower prices for other services, potash and phosphate, mixed fertilizer, and supplements.

AGRICULTURAL PRICES RECEIVED

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

State

October 2018

September 2019

October 2019

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

(D)

4.65

4.65

Montana 

4.17

4.29

4.43

Wyoming 

(S)

(D)

4.92

United States 

4.25

4.55

4.53

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.67

4.00

3.91

United States 

3.42

3.80

3.84

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D)

(D)

(D)

Colorado 

4.54

3.65

3.64

Montana 

5.30

4.33

4.50

United States 

5.22

4.26

4.45

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

190.00

190.00

190.00

Colorado 

215.00

235.00

235.00

Montana 

140.00

145.00

145.00

New Mexico 

230.00

220.00

220.00

Utah 

175.00

175.00

185.00

Wyoming 

170.00

185.00

185.00

United States 

176.00

181.00

179.00

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00

200.00

200.00

Colorado 

215.00

230.00

235.00

Montana 

125.00

150.00

150.00

New Mexico 

160.00

180.00

190.00

Utah 

135.00

145.00

145.00

Wyoming 

140.00

150.00

160.00

United States 

137.00

120.00

126.00

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

16.80

18.70

18.90

Colorado 

18.20

19.40

20.00

New Mexico 

15.70

17.40

18.40

Utah 

17.50

19.10

20.40

United States 

17.50

19.30

19.90

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

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

 

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