03/06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for March 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Farming/natural resources/energy
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (April)$3.62$3.59$3.92-7.7%

All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April)14714812022.5%

All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April)15615612227.9%

Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April)111114115-3.5%

Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (April)$367$369$404-9.2%

Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet1,6761,4801,781-5.9%

Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours1,655.01,787.31,648.10.4%

Natural gas NW Natural, million therms129.9140.4105.023.7%

NA = Data not available. Sources: Farm products, U.S. Department of Agriculture; lumber production, Western Wood Products Association.

Compiled by Brandon Sawyer.