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USDA Agricultural Prices


27 September 2013

USDA Agricultural Prices - 27 September 2013USDA Agricultural Prices - 27 September 2013


USDA Agricultural Prices

Prices Received by Farmers

The September All Farm Products Index is 185 percent of its 1990-1992 base, down 2.1 percent from the August index and 5.1 percent below the September 2012 index.

All crops: The September index, at 206, decreased 3.7 percent from August and is 9.3 percent below September 2012. Index decreases for feed grains & hay and commercial vegetables more than offset the index increases for fruits & nuts and oilseeds.

Food grains: The September index, at 228, is down 1.3 percent from the previous month and 14 percent below a year ago. The September price for all wheat, at $6.75 per bushel, is down 12 cents from August and $1.52 below September 2012.

Feed grains & hay: The September index, at 230, declined 13 percent from last month and is 21 percent below a year ago. The corn price, at $5.28 per bushel, is down 93 cents from last month and $1.61 below September 2012. The all hay price, at $176 per ton, is down $4.00 from August and $9.00 from last September. Sorghum grain, at $8.15 per cwt, is 67 cents lower than August and $3.35 below September last year.

Cotton, Upland: The September index, at 126, is down 0.8 percent from August but 7.7 percent above last year. The September price, at 76.1 cents per pound, is down 0.8 cents from the previous month but 5.4 cents higher than last September.

Oilseeds: The September index, at 241, is up 1.7 percent from August and 0.4 percent higher than September 2012. The soybean price, at $13.80 per bushel, decreased 30 cents from August and is 50 cents below September 2012.

Fruits & nuts: The September index, at 208, is up 8.3 percent from August but 3.3 percent lower than a year ago. The price of oranges, at $12.39 per box, increased $2.39 from last month and is $3.27 higher than last September.

Commercial vegetables: The September index, at 156, is down 19 percent from last month and 9.3 percent below September 2012.

Potatoes & dry beans: The September index, at 174, is down 10 percent from last month but 23 percent above September 2012. The all potato price, at $9.40 per cwt, is down $1.75 from August but up $2.09 from last September. The all dry bean price, at $40.40 per cwt, is up 40 cents from the previous month and $2.20 above September 2012.

Livestock and products: The September index, at 162, is 0.6 percent below last month but up 3.8 percent from September 2012. Compared with a year ago, prices are higher for hogs, broilers, calves, cattle, and milk. Prices for eggs and turkeys are lower than last year. Meat animals: The September index, at 165, is unchanged from last month but 7.1 percent higher than last year. The September hog price, at $69.20 per cwt, is down $5.00 from August but $13.50 higher than a year ago. The September beef cattle price of $123 per cwt is up $1.00 from last month and $2.00 higher than September 2012.

Dairy products: The September index, at 152, is up 2.0 percent from a month ago and 0.7 percent higher than September last year. The September all milk price of $19.80 per cwt is up 30 cents from last month and 10 cents higher than September 2012.

Poultry & eggs: The September index, at 167, is down 1.2 percent from August but 0.6 percent above a year ago. The September market egg price, at 82.3 cents per dozen, decreased 4.7 cents from August and is 23.7 cents below September 2012. The September broiler price, at 53.0 cents per pound, is unchanged from August but 5.0 cents above a year ago. The September turkey price, at 66.7 cents per pound, is down 0.7 cents from the previous month and 9.5 cents from a year earlier.

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