December ’08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators


Share this article! MARCH 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN All “latest” numbers are for December 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January) $5.76 $5.28 $14.33 -59.8% All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 144 156 148 … Read more

MARCH 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN

All “latest” numbers are for December 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January)$5.76$5.28$14.33-59.8%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)144156148-2.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)1571711560.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)113112127-11.0%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (January)$198$213$249-20.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet6978281,019-31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January)1,9291,7211,911.50.9%

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