September '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

September '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

All "latest" numbers are for September 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 $4.27 $3.97 $3.46 23.4%

All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 139 127 132 5.3%

All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 147 133 136 8.1%

Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 114 112 117 -2.6%

Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite $292 $296 $396 -26.3%

Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet (August) 1,570 1,455 1,719 -8.7%

Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,613 1,606 1,572.8 2.1%

Natural gas NW Natural, million therms 66.4 62.4 63.8 4.1%