Contributed by Ann Johanns, firstname.lastname@example.org, extension program specialist
Where would I find average (monthly or yearly) prices for corn and soybean for my county? I have seen state data, but wondered if county data is available.
A publication available on Ag Decision Maker lists monthly corn and soybean prices for the state of Iowa. The monthly averages are as reported by the USDA National Ag Statistics Service Iowa Field Office. Marketing year and calendar year averages are also provided, .
While price reports at a county level are not published, more frequently reported price information can by found on the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship webpage. This website provides low, high, and average daily prices along with monthly averages for six areas of the state. The daily price is the closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 2:30 p.m. (Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators). The prices available through this website are from USDA Ag Market News. The daily report for Iowa is available at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ams_2850.pdf.
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