July '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

July '06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

All "latest" numbers are for July 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 $3.86 $3.80 $3.69 4.6%

All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 128 126 124 3.2%

All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 136 135 128 6.3%

Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 109 110 114 -4.4%

Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite $313 $326 $380 -17.6%

Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet (June) 1,612 1,580 1,659 -2.8%

Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,561 1,495 1,465.8 2.0%

Natural gas NW Natural, million therms 58.4 62.6 59.4 -1.7%