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USDA Ag Report: Corn, wheat down; oats, soybean prices up

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South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD, December 30, 2013 — Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in December averaged $6.34 per bushel, down 2 cents from last month according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The preliminary December spring wheat price, at $6.61, is down 17 cents from last month.

The preliminary December oats price, at $3.69, is up 15 cents from last month.

The preliminary December corn price, at $3.81, is down 17 cents from last month.

The preliminary December soybean price, at $12.50, is up 30 cents from last month.

The preliminary December price for all sunflower is $18.00, down $2.10 from last month.

The December alfalfa price, at $145.00 per ton, is down $10.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $117.00, is down $7.00 from last month.

North Dakota

FARGO, ND, December 30, 2013 — Preliminary prices received by farmers for spring wheat for December 2013 averaged $6.40 per bushel, a decrease of 17 cents from the November price according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Durum wheat, at $6.65 per bushel, increased 3 cents from the previous month. Winter wheat averaged $6.00 per bushel, a decrease of 47 cents from November.

The preliminary December feed barley price, at $3.40 per bushel, is down 11 cents from last month. The malting barley price, at $5.90, is down 98 cents from last month.

The preliminary December corn price, at $3.80 per bushel, decreased 29 cents from last month.

The preliminary December soybean price, at $12.50 per bushel, increased 20 cents from last month.

The preliminary December all dry edible bean price, at $36.00 per cwt, increased 50 cents from last month. The pinto price for November averaged $35.70 per cwt while the navy price averaged $35.50 per cwt.

The preliminary December all sunflowers price, at $20.90 per cwt, is down 50 cents from the previous month.

The preliminary December flaxseed price, at $13.60 per bushel, is up 20 cents from last month.

The preliminary December canola price averaged $19.00 per cwt, a decrease of $1.40 from November.

The December alfalfa hay price, at $104.00 per ton, is down $1.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $68.00 per ton, is up $2.00 from last month.

The preliminary December prices for oats as well as fresh

Iowa

The preliminary December 2013 average price received by farmers for corn in Iowa is $4.30 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This is a decrease of $0.09 from the November price and $2.62 lower than December 2012.

The preliminary December Iowa average soybean price, at $12.90 per bushel, is up $0.20 from November, but $1.40 lower than the previous December.

The preliminary December oat price is $4.25 per bushel, up $0.01 from November and $0.10 above December 2012.

All hay prices in Iowa averaged $176.00 per ton in December, down $8.00 from November and $22.00 per ton less than December 2012. Alfalfa hay prices fell $25.00 per ton from one year ago, to $195.00 and other hay prices were $15.00 per ton lower than last year, at $130.00.

Iowa dairy farmers received an average of $22.40 per cwt for milk sold in December, up $0.20 from November, and $0.70 per cwt above one year ago.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE, December 30, 2013 — Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat for December 2013 averaged $6.55 per bushel, a decrease of 21 cents from the November price according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The preliminary December corn price, at $4.45 per bushel, decreased 1 cent from the previous month.

The preliminary December sorghum price averaged $7.30 per cwt, an increase of 15 cents from November.

The preliminary December soybean price, at $12.90 per bushel, was up 40 cents from last month.

The preliminary December dry edible bean price, at $40.00 per cwt, was down $3.20 from November.

The December alfalfa hay price, at $153.00 per ton, was down $4.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $120.00 per ton, was up $7.00 from last month.