Other State Commodity Prices Were Up
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/05/2013
Prices for soybeans, alfalfa hay, and other hay were expected to increase in Wisconsin from January to February, while prices for milk were expected to decrease during the same period. Prices for corn and oats were expected to remain level with January.
The state's agriculture department reported this week that corn sold for an average price of $6.90 per bushel in mid-February. This was unchanged from January's price and 83 cents above the price in February of last year.
The average price for soybeans in Wisconsin was $14.00 per bushel last month, 10 cents above the January price and $1.80 higher than the price in February 2012. Across the U.S. soybeans sold for an average price of $14.20 per bushel in mid-February.
Wisconsin oats averaged $4.05 per bushel in mid-February, level with January's price and up 45 cents from February of last year.
And alfalfa hay sold for an average price of $260.00 per ton around the state last month--about $20.00 higher than January and $135.00 above February 2012. The average price for other hay types in Wisconsin was $170.00 per ton, up $10.00 from January and $80.00 higher than in February of last year.