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USDA Agricultural Prices


31 October 2013

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USDA Agricultural Prices

Prices Received by Farmers

The October All Farm Products Index is 187 percent of its 1990-1992 base, up 0.5 percent from the September index but 11 percent below the October 2012 index.

All crops: The October index, at 203, decreased 1.5 percent from September and is 15 percent below October 2012. Index decreases for feed grains & hay, oilseeds, and potatoes & dry beans more than offset the index increases for commercial vegetables, food grains, fruits & nuts, and upland cotton.

Food grains: The October index, at 237, is 3.9 percent above the previous month but 11 percent below a year ago. The October price for all wheat, at $7.09 per bushel, is up 29 cents from September but $1.29 below October 2012.

Feed grains & hay: The October index, at 199, is down 15 percent from last month and 32 percent below a year ago. The corn price, at $4.49 per bushel, is down 91 cents from last month and $2.29 below October 2012. The all hay price, at $177 per ton, is up $1.00 from September but down $14.00 from last October. Sorghum grain, at $7.34 per cwt, is 76 cents below September and $5.06 below October last year.

Cotton, Upland: The October index, at 129, is up 4.9 percent from September and 12 percent above last year. The October price, at 77.9 cents per pound, is up 3.3 cents from the previous month and 8.1 cents above last October.

Oilseeds: The October index, at 225, is down 3.0 percent from September and 8.5 percent lower than October 2012. The soybean price, at $12.60 per bushel, decreased 70 cents from September and is $1.60 below October 2012.

Fruits & nuts: The October index, at 212, is up 2.4 percent from September but 5.4 percent lower than a year ago. Price increases for lemons and oranges more than offset the lower price for grapefruit.

Commercial vegetables: The October index, at 206, is up 23 percent from last month and 36 percent above October 2012.

Potatoes & dry beans: The October index, at 152, is down 7.9 percent from last month but 12 percent above October 2012. The all potato price, at $8.01 per cwt, is down 77 cents from September but up 99 cents from last October. The all dry bean price, at $39.00 per cwt, is down 10 cents from the previous month but $1.30 above October 2012.

Livestock and products: The October index, at 163, is unchanged from last month but up 0.6 percent from October 2012. Compared with a year ago, prices are higher for broilers, hogs, and calves. Prices for milk, turkeys, cattle, and market eggs are down from last year.

Meat animals: The October index, at 164, is down 0.6 percent from last month but 1.9 percent higher than last year. The October hog price, at $69.70 per cwt, is down $1.00 from September but $7.70 higher than a year ago. The October beef cattle price of $122 per cwt is down $1.00 from last month and October 2012.

Dairy products: The October index, at 155, is up 0.6 percent from a month ago but 6.1 percent lower than October last year. The October all milk price of $20.30 per cwt is up 20 cents from last month but down $1.30 from October 2012.

Poultry & eggs: The October index, at 168, is down 1.2 percent from September but 3.7 percent above a year ago. The October market egg price, at 83.6 cents per dozen, increased 1.3 cents from September but is 0.1 cents below October 2012. The October broiler price, at 53.0 cents per pound, is down 1.0 cent from September but 4.0 cents above a year ago. The October turkey price, at 70.1 cents per pound, is up 2.2 cents from the previous month but down 6.8 cents from a year earlier.

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