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Farm Commodity Prices Mostly Steady Last Month
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/03/2015

There were not many changes in the value of various farm commodities in Wisconsin this past December. The USDA's Agricultural Prices report showed that the average price received by farmers for corn was $3.67 per bushel. This was up six-cents from the November price, but 64-cents less than December 2013.

The December soybean price, at $10.00 per bushel, was down a dime from November and $3.10 lower than the previous December.

Oats were $3.23 per bushel, down 66 cents from November and 96 cents less than December 2013.

All hay prices in Wisconsin averaged $150.00 per ton in December, down $7.00 from a month earlier and and $40.00 less than last year. The alfalfa hay price averaged $165.00 per ton in December, down $8.00 from November and down $40.00 from the previous December. The other hay price averaged $95.00, unchanged for the month, but down $40.00 for the year.

The December average price was $20.80 per cwt for milk, down $3.60 from November and $1.20 less than a year ago. Prices for replacement milk cows averaged $2,160 per head in January.

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