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Cooperative Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop Reporting Service (Wis.) / Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter
Vol. XIII ([covers January 1934/December 1934])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XIII, no. 4,   pp. [13]-16 PDF (1.8 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
General Trend of Farm Prices and Purchasing Power
Wisconsin
Index Numbers of Wisconsin Farm Prices
I A...... .I -- Au..t.. L1909-Juy. 1914. l 100)
101
111
111
85
93
137
126
200
216
18
211
114
300
102
118
133
114
121
130
116
96
67
68
68
44
44
44
52
66
66
98
85
85
77
81
78
82
84
83
.
_i
101
85
95
110
111
tlot
101
19
175
200
209
173
102
107
99
103
133
145
136
146
152
129
865
66
53
43
48
50
49
60
59
60
58
58
59
53
44
48
58
57
98
90
303
105
104
103
123
369
200
224
226
134
131
165
140
150
I50
167
170
162
129
91
70
76
71
64
62
69
77
61
84
83
82
83
83
74
75
85
87i
6
U
I
_ .
103
91
101
100
104
101
117
185
184
195
219
160
141
146
160
18
144
163
160
124
95
80
70
93
60
58
67
65
12
64
60
69
80
98
82
78
75
74
7
aI
a
c
Wa
84
99
117
94
105
90
142
208
187
204
299
163
143
123
129
154
216
183
140
144
170
107
67
82
60
60
60
62
11
66
92
145
116
87
87
87
96
104
104
8
I4
a.'
300
100
90
102
108
89
151
197
216
254
218
217
137
116
127
129
126
142
169
177
154
97
71
90
59
59
69
69
59
59
122
122
122
122
122
122
122
122
199
9
CI
S=
103
118
82
85
89
103
133
173
172
172
119
123
121
130
115
119
121
116
314
99
90
82
80
73
68
70
72
77
79
84
87
S8
88
87
86
87
90
103
92
Purchasing
Power
10
I.0
i.E
*-o
a-
101
89
103
103
105
96
98
116
112
107
105
85
86
92
85
94
99
102
102
102
90
73
62
57
67
58
60
69
69
72
70
67
66
66
59
6i0l
66t
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31
'5-,
a.9
a'
0Ea
00
100
88
104
104
104
98
99
113
114
112
116
89
90
1111
93
97
98
1111
1111
107
90
73
65
63
62
68
75
79
79
72
71
72
72
64
64
71
72'
12
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a la
0- '
C5 a1
SUC2
100
103
104
117
124
133
143
171
168
184
147
139
130
125
122
120
119
117
104
91
60'
ii-ti.
. .--
United States
Index Numbers of United States Farm Pr ces
(I A.  . . I .e.- A.s. ..-Jle09.J. 1914-100)
13
a
Ij;
104
Am
IXC
.U g
r
103
95
99
100
102
100
117
176
200
209
205
116
124
135
134
147
136
131
139
136
117
80
57
49
s0
53
62
64
76
72
70
70
73
68
70
76
76
14
.S
2A
10
104
96
106
92
103
120
126
217
226
281
281
112
105
114
129
156
129
128
130
121
100
63
44
34
36
47
62
63
94
81
78
68
74
73
71
78
78
is
.1
I
V
iu
103
87
95
108
112
104
120
173
202
206
173
108
113
106
109
139
146
139
150
168
134
93
63
53
56
57
64
66
66
63
62
63
59
52
55
64
65
16
U
104
.5
.5
1u0
*7
103
100
14S
IOs
102
125
152
173
388
148
134
148
134
137
136
138
140
140
123
94
70
62
S9
59
63
65
71
72
76
78
78
76
73
77
79
17
9
A.1
104
917
0il
101
105
103
116
157
185
206
222
161
139
145
147
161
356
141
150
129
126
19
80
87
54
76
62
51
67
67
77
94
105
95
82
77
72
18
.0
I
1.a
91
106
110
92
100
83
123
202
162
189
249
148
181
136
124
160
189
185
146
136
168
98
71
57
60
66
68
74
103
120
101
86
83
83
92
101
108
19
20
113      98
101   102
87      99
97     101
85     100
78     105
119   124
187     149
248     175
247     200
249     194
101   1SO
158     146
216     149
211   150
177   IS4
122   IS3
128     151
182   IS3
145   152
102     144
63     124
46     107
j__i8 j-idu
44     101
48     100
49     101
65     102
69     103
84     107
71     112
69     116
71     116
76    116
77     116
82     117
93     119
94     120
21
105....
93 .- - -
10 0  97
99  100
102  103
95  103
94  108
11 1  117
114  129
104  140
106  170
77  157
84 139
90  136
89  130
98   124
89  127
87  119
91  117
91  116
81   116
66  106
63   89
-- - - 73'
60.
49  .
50  .
52 .- - -
601
61
60  .
64  .
-63 - - - -
'Prepared by the BIureau of Agricultural Economies, United States Department
of Agriculture.
Includes potatoes, tobacco, canning peas, and clover seed.
'locludes dry beaus, flax seed, hay, dry peas, sugar heets, and wool.
'The ratio of the index number of pricem received for Wisconsin farm products
to the revived United Staten index number of prices paid for commodities
farmers buy.
'The ratio of the index number of WisconsinT milk prices to the revioed United
States index number of prices paid for commodities farmers buy.
4Average of estimated values, 1912-14 -100o.
'These index nunmbers are based on retail prices paid by farmero for commodities
used in living and production, reported quarterly for March, June, September,
and December, revised.
Indexes for other months are interpolations from the quarterly data.
Iflurchaisig power of the farmer's dollar expressed as the ratio of the index
of prices received to the revised index of prices paid for commodities farmers
buy.  9Preliminary.
x%'lmeounrlin Vaxrn l'rleen
'11  ' 11l(1 31tsu~ is In rums 1';l'l r)IiCsen
Thli March lvex( (if falrml prices in
Wisonsint Was 79 Iperclqlt of the PiV-
\;ii average, holdiling the g:ain rpltoied
itll EI-vliliy.  The ciurrenit f1i llm plic
1,\'. 1 is ('114, Im¢init llbo\', til l(- )agast fig~-
ure for 1933   Ild is IIthe hiighltst Marlell
fi--lr  reporittedl siltce iii  Mirh 1¶i3l.
A yeair ago. thi.: \Visicinsii farma plric
\le    l  v aIs  downyti  to  5S  lwreetit  of  li-
I'r'ices ).li(tl farilmlnis for Illilk duritig
.\Alarch  averasged  $1.1(0  ber  hundilred-
xNveglit  iccordinig to plreliiiilinlry  1-c
oli)ts v liile tliii averagi lrici for 1lib-
Iuar'y xNvIts $1.lS pcl  hundred pouinds.
Ioth thi   Fevbruary :and March figures
.ire  sharply  Itigh r  I tlloill  thle  1Ix0  I)riO-es
wxhichl lrvAileihl ill 1letember and Jan-
altiy   tid  also  (eXcectld  the  Jttly  I 19'3
1lili"i  wNhich  NN  tis  I  pe.wla  for  tha t  c ,i .
Malarch  milk plrices wvt ii e hil'Iict(iizied
hy  a1  v xceedi ngly  shal rp sppreed 1,t-
t1w e i plirices  itiali for milk iat chives
factories :intl it c ralnileies vitilh plirices
it cheese favtorits    arryitig ain 8  cent
premiuiimn.  M;tikit  10rie,  of  luittil t it
cheese  ii, (lineed  dtiring  the first two
wvieks of April nlltI have nariroweed the
spread   betxween   blutter  and   cheese
plrices oil markets.
IT iltel stntes I1mtrun l'rlcee
Iii- s pald the    tat ion's fatrmers it
Mlarch  axiraged    76 leretit of theni
lpre-wtar le vel oln 1March 13 or the saime
tsI a month earlier.  Lower prices were
recorded   for   ill  sntall  grains,  veal
calves anid s ggs uilt these were offset
by increases in prinhes of other products
luring the monith
1I:tiil Pries  paid by farmers ax-er-
:ig eI 1201 percelnt of pre-war in lasrch.
\Vith ftirn products wxorth 76 percenit
of pre-war, ,  the exchange valtis, of farm
prodlucts is 63 percent of the 1910-14
v- rage. This is one poillt lbelow the
]1'ehriiary exchange value but higher
tlhain the exchange value reported in
1933 except for July and August. The
Mlirch  exchange  value  of Wisconsin
fanit products is 66 percent oif pre-W+vr.
Trhe February to Marcht gain in Wis-
colsin milk prices was abotit offset by
i(ti-lines ih oth'-r orices. Glrin prices
for March Were slighltly lower than inl
F'ebruary.  All livestock classes  xxith
the exceptioni oif sheep and lambs de-
clined during the 30-day period.   The
Iiargest loss was in prices of veal etilves
which declined  seasonally from   $4.90
p11r hundredweight in F'elrukiry to $4.55
in March.
16
Purchasing
Power
22
U
i
I
2
10
CI
a i
106
999
92
101
302
106
122
176
192
206
200
123
119
l1
116
138
162
142
143
14B
130
89
63
64
55
63
63
64
63
61
71
7t
73
70
63
65
73
72
I
I.
as
9,
04.
..E
1 -
301
e12
173
I96
214
203
128
125
137
128
344
151
154
15C
155
129
90
:66
70
63
S8
58
61
70
71
77
78
78
77
76
68
70
79
799
390.
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t 19 0 0 - .-- ---- - -
1911  - - - - - -
1912  - - - - - -
1913 -- - - - -
1914 - - - - - -
1915  - - -- - -
1916  -
1917 --- .-.-----
1918-- - - -
199 1  ..
920    .
1921 .-- - - - -
1922 .
1923   .
1924 ..
1925 -.
1926  -- --- - -
19276. -
1928
1929 2
1930 .
1931   .
1932 .
1933   .-3 .
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Feb-.
Mar.
Apr.
May.
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Oct ------. .
Nov. .
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