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December '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
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 -2.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 157 171 156 0.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 113 112 127 -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 feet 697 828 1,019 -31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January) 1,929 1,721 1,911.5 0.9%

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