August '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

August '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators


All "latest" numbers are for August 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 (September) $6.91 $8.23 $8.88 -22.2%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 168 167 147 14.3%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 181 184 151 19.9%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 126 128 132 -4.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (September) $272 $282 $276 -1.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,108 1,167 1,514 -26.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (September) 1,627 1,668 1,583.8 2.7%

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