Kansas

The July All Farm Products Index of Prices Received by Kansas farmers, at 89% of the 1990-92 base, was down 2 points from June, but up 8 points from July, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service.

The All Crops Index in July, at 87% of the 1990-92 base, was down 4 points from June, but 9 points above last year.

The Livestock and Products Index, at 91% of the 1990-92 base, was up 1 point from June and 6 points above last year.

Wheat prices in mid-July, at $2.45 per bushel, were down 14 cents from June, but 30 cents above last July.

Corn prices in mid-July were $1.70 per bushel, down 19 cents from June. The July, 1999, price was $1.86 per bushel.

Farmers received an average of $2.42 per cwt. for grain sorghum in mid-July, down 37 cents from June and 26 cents below last July.

Soybean prices, at $4.51 per bushel in mid-July, were down 45 cents from June, but 21 cents above last July.

All hay prices averaged $70 per ton in mid-July, up $2 from June and $4 above a year ago. Alfalfa hay averaged $72 per ton, up $2 from June and $3 higher than the price last July. Other hay, at $55 per ton, was up $2 from June, but $1 lower than last July.

All beef cattle were bringing an average of $71.40 per cwt. in mid-July, up $0.20 from June and $6 above last July. Cow prices, at $39.70 per cwt., were down $1.70 from June, but $1 higher than the price last July. Steers and heifers averaged $71.70 per cwt., up $0.20 from June and $6 higher than July, 1999. Calf prices in mid-July were $113 per cwt., up $5 from June and $20 higher than July, 1999.

The All hog price of $45.50 per cwt. for mid-July was down $1.30 from June, but $17 higher than last July. Sow prices averaged $36.30, down $0.50 from June, but $15.50 above July, 1999. Barrow and gilt prices averaged $46.80 per cwt. In mid-July, down $1.50 from June, but $17.20 above last July.

The U.S. All Farm Products Index of Prices Received in July was 98% of its 1990-92 base, down 1 point from June, but 3 points above July, 1999.

The July U.S. All Crops Index was 95%, down 4 points from June, but unchanged from July, 1999.

The July U.S. Livestock and Products Index, at 101%, was up 1 point from June and up 6 points from July, 1999.

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