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Published April 07, 2014, 10:03 AM

Average farm prices indicate wheat, corn, soybeans up

The March index, at 95, increased 2.2 percent from February but is 15 percent below March 2013. The index increase for oilseeds and grains more than offset the index decrease for fruit and tree nut production.

By: U.S. Department of Agriculture,

The March index, at 95, increased 2.2 percent from February but is 15 percent below March 2013. The index increase for oilseeds and grains more than offset the index decrease for fruit and tree nut production.

Wheat

The March index, at 103, is 6.2 percent above the previous month but 3.7 percent below a year ago. The March price for all wheat, at $6.90 per bushel, is up 41 cents from February but 89 cents below March 2013.

Corn

The March index, at 76, is up 4.1 percent from February but 36 percent below a year ago. The corn price, at $4.54 per bushel, is up 19 cents from February but $2.59 below March 2013. Sorghum grain, at $8.18 per hundredweight, is 53 cents above February but $4.02 below March last year.

Soybeans

The March index, at 108, is up 3.8 percent from February but 6.9 percent lower than March 2013. The soybean price, at $13.60 per bushel, increased 40 cents from February, but is $1.

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