February Ag Prices Received Rises, Prices Paid Decreases

March 31, 2020

February Prices Received Index Up 1.8 Percent

The February Prices Received Index 2011 Base (Agricultural Production), at 90.4, increased 1.8 percent from January and 0.1 percent from February 2019. At 85.9, the Crop Production Index was up 4.4 percent from last month and 0.9 percent from the previous year. The Livestock Production Index, at 94.8, decreased 3.7 percent from January and 0.4 percent from February last year. Producers received higher prices during February for market eggs, oranges, turkeys, and cotton but lower prices for lettuce, broilers, soybeans, and milk. In addition to prices, the indexes are influenced by the volume change of commodities producers market. In February, there was increased monthly movement for cattle, milk, broilers, and greenhouse & nursery and decreased marketing of cor