USDA agricultural prices reports from area states

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South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in April averaged $6.85 per bushel, up 13 cents from last month according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The preliminary April spring wheat price, at $6.76, is down 43 cents from last month.

The preliminary April oats price, at $3.88, is up 20 cents from the last month.

The preliminary April corn price, at $4.14, is up 4 cents from last month.

The preliminary April soybean price, at $13.90, is up 80 cents from last month.

The preliminary April price for all sunflowers is $19.70, up 60 cents from last month.

The April alfalfa price, at $133.00 per ton, is up $6.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $101.00, is up $1.00 from last month.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Preliminary prices received by farmers for spring wheat for April 2014 averaged $6.50 per bushel, an increase of 8 cents from the March price according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Durum wheat, at $7.00 per bushel, increased 28 cents from the previous month. Winter wheat averaged $6.50 per bushel, a increase of 11 cents from March.

The preliminary April feed barley price, at $3.50 per bushel, is down 15 cents from last month. The malting barley price, at $5.50, is down 44 cents from last month.

The preliminary April corn price, at $4.00 per bushel, increased 5 cents from last month.

The preliminary April soybean price, at $13.30 per bushel, is up 60 cents from last month.

The preliminary April all dry edible bean price, at $31.00 per cwt, decreased 40 cents from last month. The pinto price for March averaged $31.30 per cwt.

The preliminary April all sunflowers price, at $24.70 per cwt, is up $1.60 from the previous month.

The preliminary April canola price averaged $18.80 per cwt, an increase of 40 cents from March.

The April alfalfa hay price, at $102.00 per ton, is up $1.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $69.00 per ton, is down $1.00 from last month.

The preliminary April prices for flaxseed and oats as well as fresh and processing potatoes were withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. The navy bean price for March was also withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat for April 2014 averaged $7.15 per bushel, an increase of 9 cents from the March price according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The preliminary April corn price, at $4.65 per bushel, increased 19 cents from the previous month.

The preliminary April sorghum price averaged $8.00 per cwt, an increase of 17 cents from March.

The preliminary April soybean price, at $14.30 per bushel, was up 70 cents from last month.

The preliminary April dry edible bean price, at $50.00 per cwt, was down $4.00 from March.

The April alfalfa hay price, at $127.00 per ton, was down $6.00 from last month. The other hay price, at $98.00 per ton, was down $6.00 from last month.

The preliminary April oat price was withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. The March price for oats was $4.01.

Minnesota

The preliminary April 2014 average price received for corn in Minnesota was $4.50 per bushel, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was an increase of $0.15 from the March price but a decrease of $2.25 from April 2013.

The preliminary April soybean price, at $14.30 per bushel, was up $1.00 from March and up $0.10 from the previous April.

The preliminary spring wheat price for April was $6.70 per bushel, up $0.03 from March but down $1.04 from April 2013.

All hay prices in Minnesota averaged $158.00 per ton in April, down $16.00 from March and down $63.00 from April 2013. Alfalfa hay prices averaged $181.00, down $8.00 from March and down $74.00 from the previous April while other hay prices averaged $118.00, down $9.00 from the previous month and down $47.00 from the previous year.

The preliminary April average price for all milk, at $26.30 per cwt., was up $0.40 from the March price.

Iowa

The preliminary April 2014 average price received by farmers for corn in Iowa is $4.80 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This is up $0.25 from the March price, but $2.30 lower than April 2013.

The preliminary April Iowa average soybean price, at $14.60 per bushel, is up $0.90 from the March price, and $0.20 higher than the previous April.

The preliminary April oat price is $4.70 per bushel, down $0.22 from March and $0.15 below April 2013.

All hay prices in Iowa averaged $161.00 per ton in April, down $6.00 from the March price, and $72.00 per ton less than April 2013. Alfalfa hay prices fell $76.00 per ton from one year ago, to $175.00 and other hay prices were $55.00 per ton lower than last year, at $110.00.

Iowa dairy farmers received an average of $25.90 per cwt for milk sold in April, up $0.20 from March, and $5.80 per cwt above one year ago.