02/06 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

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Monday, May 01, 2006

All "latest" numbers are for February 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 (March) $3.59 $3.54 $3.95 -9.1%

All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 149 141 118 26.3%

All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 156 148 119 31.1%

Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 116 115 115 0.9%

Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (March) $369 $379 $422 -12.6%

Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,480 1,631 1,579 -6.3%

Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,787.3 1,863.0 1,744.3 2.5%

Natural gas NW Natural, million therms 140.4 138.8 119.9 17.1%


NA = Data not available. Sources: Farm products, U.S. Department of Agriculture; lumber production, Western Wood Products Association.

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