AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS
FOR SELECTED CROPS AND LIVESTOCK
Nebraska - Selected Years            
  Seasonal Marketing Year Price 1
  Wheat Oats Corn Sorghum Soybeans Hay Steers & Hogs Milk
  per per per Grain per per Heifers per per per
Year Bushel Bushel Bushel per Cwt. Bushel Ton Cwt. Cwt. Cwt.
1940 $0.68 $0.30 $0.58 $0.75 $0.92 $8.60 $8.30 $5.20 $1.70
1950 2.04 0.78 1.45 1.81 2.40 14.40 25.20 17.70 3.71
1960 1.73 0.58 0.98 1.43 1.94 15.00 22.50 15.40 4.12
1965 1.33 0.65 1.17 1.62 2.42 19.00 22.10 20.40 3.74
1970 1.22 0.65 1.25 1.93 2.78 21.00 28.30 18.30 5.20
1975 3.69 1.57 2.87 4.50 6.01 44.25 35.74 47.84 8.17
1976 3.36 1.44 2.50 4.03 4.91 46.17 35.48 42.37 9.19
1977 2.37 1.44 2.05 3.15 7.05 51.92 37.49 40.07 9.24
1978 2.29 1.02 2.00 3.08 5.79 32.25 49.78 47.40 10.37
1979 2.83 1.24 2.25 3.45 6.63 36.29 66.23 41.43 11.89
1980 3.62 1.34 3.04 4.09 5.95 40.92 64.92 30.66 12.76
1981 3.87 1.89 3.06 4.93 7.24 57.38 58.23 43.31 13.40
1982 3.25 1.35 2.45 2.16 5.35 46.50 61.73 50.09 13.38
1983 3.39 1.43 2.77 4.36 5.63 44.92 59.48 46.56 13.35
1984 3.35 1.77 3.12 4.71 7.54 51.83 62.68 47.80 13.53
1985 2.80 1.12 2.18 3.33 4.92 41.50 57.87 43.98 12.75
1986 2.24 1.21 1.53 2.41 4.74 34.08 57.18 50.70 12.34
1987 2.45 1.62 1.96 2.90 5.82 40.00 64.50 51.60 12.40
1988 3.66 2.39 2.48 3.85 7.31 63.50 70.20 42.50 11.70
1989 3.75 1.56 2.30 3.62 5.45 75.50 73.40 43.10 13.00
1990 2.53 1.19 2.28 3.66 5.59 58.00 76.60 54.80 13.10
1991 3.01 1.21 2.34 4.00 5.47 47.00 74.30 49.40 11.60
1992 3.16 1.31 2.09 3.24 5.37 46.00 73.70 42.00 12.60
1993 3.04 1.43 2.52 4.06 6.20 51.00 75.00 46.10 12.50
1994 3.39 1.29 2.33 3.50 5.29 54.00 68.90 41.20 12.80
1995 4.56 1.83 3.22 5.41 6.56 59.00 66.00 42.00 12.50
1996 4.29 2.11 2.64 4.17 7.19 66.50 64.80 53.80 14.40
1997 3.20 1.79 2.32 2.15 6.28 76.00 67.60 55.40 13.20
1998 2.54 1.19 1.88 3.00 4.83 48.50 62.70 37.10 15.10
1999 2.20 1.08 1.75 2.71 4.47 37.50 66.30 32.30 13.40
2000 2.61 1.42 1.90 3.28 4.44 69.50 70.00 44.30 11.70
2001 2.75 1.59 1.94 3.23 4.19 70.50 73.60 46.30 14.60
2002 3.60 2.00 2.32 4.23 5.43 85.00 69.10 36.60 12.50
2003 3.22 1.53 2.39 4.19 7.02 54.00 85.00 39.30 13.00
2004 3.23 1.51 2.02 3.08 5.54 51.00 89.90 50.80 16.20
2005 3.36 1.63 1.92 3.05 5.55 49.50 93.40 54.80 15.40
2006 4.57 1.99 3.00 5.54 6.05 90.50 91.20 47.90 13.40
2007 5.82 3.14 4.14 7.10 9.92 88.50 95.30 48.80 NA
2008 6.68 3.46 4.05 5.80 9.79 90.50 NA 50.93 NA
2009 4.73 2.27 3.58 5.62 9.48 72.26 NA 43.05 NA
2010 5.27 3.03 5.09 8.74 11.00 72.47 NA 56.89 NA
2011 6.70 3.76 6.11 10.50 12.00 119.00 NA NA NA
2012 7.87 4.21 6.85 12.10 14.10 196.00 NA NA NA
2013 6.95 4.18 4.47 7.38 12.70 NA NA NA NA
2014 5.77 3.01 3.77 7.17 9.73 NA NA NA NA
1 Prices are based on average of monthly prices beginning:  July for wheat, oats, and hay, September for soybeans, 
and October for corn and sorghum grain.  Calendar year average is used for livestock and livestock products.
NA = not available.
Source: Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service,Agri-Facts, 2016
Last Update: 1/13/2016
by Nebraska Databook
e-mail: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov