October '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

October '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

All "latest" numbers are for October 2006 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 (November) $4.96 $4.97 $3.46 43.4%

All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 139 130 139 0.0%

All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 150 137 147 2.0%

Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 112 114 119 -5.9%

Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (November) $275 $278 $359 -23.4%

Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,460 1,367 1,682 -13.2%

Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,473 1,613 1,446.6 11.5%

Natural gas NW Natural, million therms (September) 66.4 62.4 63.8 4.1%