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USDA Agricultural Prices

01 September 2015

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USDA Agricultural Prices

July Farm Prices Received Index Down 5.7 Percent

The July Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 99, decreased 5.7 percent from June. At 86, the Crop Production Index decreased 2.3 percent. At 115, the Livestock Production Index decreased 5.0 percent. Producers received lower prices for broilers, cattle, strawberries, and lettuce but higher prices for corn, cantaloupes, soybeans, and sweet corn. In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the monthly mix of commodities producers market. Increased monthly movement of wheat, grapes, hay, and cotton offset the decreased marketing of cattle, milk, oranges, and broilers.

The Prices Received Index is down 10 percent from the previous year. The Food Commodities Index, at 105, decreased 7.1 percent from the previous month and is down 13 percent from July 2014.

July Prices Paid Index Unchanged

The July Index of Prices Paid for Commodities and Services, Interest, Taxes, and Farm Wage Rates (PPITW), at 109, is unchanged from June but is down 3.5 percent from July 2014. Lower prices in July for feeder cattle, feeder pigs, nitrogen, and potash & phosphate offset higher prices for concentrates, complete feeds, feed grains, and milk cows.

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