Ag stats: USDA mountain states region agricultural prices – October 2020

PROMO 64S Agriculture - Stats Statistics Tablet Symbols Farm Ranch - iStock - monkeybusinessimages
Published Saturday, December 5, 2020

UNITED STATES 

October Prices Received Index Down 0.2 Percent 

The October Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 88.8, decreased 0.2 percent from September but increased 3.3 percent from October 2019. At 87.7, the Crop Production Index is down 6.4 percent from last month but up 5.5 percent from October 2019.

The Livestock Production Index, at 90.6, increased 7.7 percent from September, but is unchanged from October 2019. Producers received higher prices during October for milk, hogs, market eggs, and broilers but lower prices for potatoes, rice, dry beans, and sunflowers.

In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market.

In October, there was increased monthly movement for soybeans, corn, cotton, and calves and decreased marketing of cattle, milk, broilers, and grapes. 

October Prices Paid Index Up 0.7 Percent 

The October Prices Paid Index for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 111.1, is up 0.7 percent from September 2020 and 0.6 percent from October 2019.

Higher prices in October for complete feeds, feeder pigs, concentrates, and feed grains more than offset lower prices for diesel, other services, gasoline, and wage rates.

AGRICULTURAL PRICES RECEIVED

Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: October 2020 with Comparisons

State

October 2019

September 2020

October 2020

Barley, All 

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

(dollars per bushel)

Colorado 

4.65 

4.85 

5.03 

Montana 

4.43 

4.35 

4.49 

Wyoming 

4.92 

(D) 

(D) 

United States 

4.58 

4.76 

4.74 

Corn 

     

Colorado 

3.91 

3.55 

4.18 

United States 

3.85 

3.40 

3.61 

Wheat, All 

     

Arizona 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 

Colorado 

3.64 

4.16 

4.75 

Montana 

4.50 

4.77 

4.31 

United States 

4.45 

4.73 

4.98 

Hay, Alfalfa 

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

(dollars per ton)

Arizona 

190.00 

170.00 

175.00 

Colorado 

235.00 

190.00 

200.00 

Montana 

145.00 

125.00 

130.00 

New Mexico 

220.00 

225.00 

225.00 

Utah 

185.00 

190.00 

185.00 

Wyoming 

185.00 

165.00 

170.00 

United States 

177.00 

171.00 

171.00 

Hay, Other 

     

Arizona 

200.00 

185.00 

185.00 

Colorado 

235.00 

210.00 

215.00 

Montana 

150.00 

130.00 

120.00 

New Mexico 

190.00 

170.00 

170.00 

Utah 

145.00 

115.00 

125.00 

Wyoming 

160.00 

160.00 

165.00 

United States 

131.00 

125.00 

132.00 

Milk, All 

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

(dollars per hundredweight)

Arizona 

18.90 

16.30 

15.70 

Colorado 

20.00 

17.80 

17.00 

New Mexico 

18.40 

15.60 

18.10 

Utah 

20.40 

18.30 

18.90 

United States 

20.00 

17.90 

20.20 

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

KiowaCountyPress.net may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

The Kiowa County Press is an independent newspaper published in Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado, and to the world at KiowaCountyPress.net.