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Illinois Agricultural Prices

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 09:29:55 CDT
The June Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 92.5, increased 1.0 percent from May 2019. At 87.9, the Crop Production Index increased 5.4 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.0, decreased 1.8 percent. Producers received higher prices for lettuce, market eggs, corn, and strawberries but lower prices for cattle, broilers, oranges, and hogs. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 2.7 percent. The Crop Production Index decreased 2.5 percent and the Livestock Production Index decreased 1.5 percent. The indexes are calculated using commodity prices and volumes of commodities that producers market. Increased monthly movement of wheat, hay, peaches, and corn offset the decreased marketing of milk, oranges, broilers, and cattle. The Food Commodities Index, at 95.9, increased 0.3 percent from the previous month but decreased 3.0 percent from June 2018.


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