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September '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

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Monday, December 01, 2008

All "latest" numbers are for September 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 (October) $5.33 $6.91 $9.94 -46.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 149 167 139 7.2%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 167 180 145 15.2%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 104 126 126 -17.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (October) $234 $272 $263 -11.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,108 1,108 1,208 -8.3%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (October) 1,502 1,627 1,465.6 2.5%

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