10-13-16 NFU: Farmer’s Share – September 30, 2016

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NFU released the September edition of its popular Farmer’s Share, which shows how much farmers and ranchers are receiving from the money spent on food items at retail.
The September Farmer’s Share shows a drop in the farmer’s share for 11 out of the 15 food items that the organization tracks. Three out of the other four food items remained the same.  Visit the NFU Facebook page and/or Twitter account to share this information with your friends and family!

Farmer’s Share Price Barometer

September 2016
                        Commodity                                                Current                       Parity                    % of
                           Crops                                                          Price                             Price                     Parity
Barley (bushel)
$4.89
$13.80
35
Corn (bushel)
$3.21
$12.90
25
Cotton, Upland (pound)
$0.671
$1.92
35
Flaxseed (bushel)
$8.25
$32.90
25
Oats (bushel)
$1.84
$8.47
22
Peanuts (pound)
$.190
$0.658
29
Rice (cwt)
$11.80
$39.20
30
Sorghum Grain (cwt)
$5.49
$22.30
25
Soybeans (bushel)
$9.93
$30.90
32
Wheat (bushel)
$3.67
$17.90
21
       Livestock
Cattle (cwt)
$117.00
$317.00
37
Hogs (cwt)
$52.60
$163.00
32
    Dairy/Poultry
Eggs, (dozen)
$0.58
$2.95
20
Milk, All (cwt)
$17.10
$51.50
33
~Parity prices reflect August 2016 NASS prices
Taken from “Agricultural Prices,” USDA/NASS.