PPI for Seed JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 104.7 104.7 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 109.5 Return to QuickLinks
2016 114.3 114.3 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9 110.9
2017 110.9 110.9 110.0 110.0 110.0 110.0 110.0
Source: USDA/NASS Ag Prices publication Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: Sep. 28, 2017
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002
PPI for Fertilizer - Nitrogen JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 98.5 98.4 101.3 104.5 107.8 106.7 102.7 97.8 97.2 97.5 97.4 98.1 Return to QuickLinks
2016 83.5 78.1 77.0 78.7 77.2 75.8 70.4 65.1 63.3 63.0 63.7 63.8
2017 64.4 69.1 72.0 74.5 73.0 72.7 69.4
Source: USDA/NASS Ag Prices publication Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: Sep. 28, 2017
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002
PPI for Fertilizer - P&K JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 96.9 94.1 97.4 98.9 98.0 96.0 93.1 92.7 93.8 94.0 93.9 91.7 Return to QuickLinks
2016 76.5 71.8 73.0 74.4 73.9 73.5 67.2 66.8 67.1 67.8 67.7 66.2
2017 67.2 67.5 69.4 72.0 72.4 70.9 68.3
Source: USDA/NASS Ag Prices publication Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: Sep. 28, 2017
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002
PPI for Ag. Chemicals JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 103.8 105.9 105.6 105.2 105.4 105.4 105.7 106.0 106.6 107.2 107.4 107.5 Return to QuickLinks
2016 108.5 108.6 108.8 108.8 108.9 109.0 110.1 108.2 106.2 106.3 104.9 104.1
2017 102.6 108.7 108.8 109.3 108.8 108.8 108.9
Source: USDA/NASS Ag Prices publication Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: Sep. 28, 2017
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002
PPI for Fuel JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 90.5 93.6 94.5 95.5 94.4 91.8 91.6 92.1 92.8 90.7 89.0 85.4 Return to QuickLinks
2016 49.6 47.5 51.7 53.3 57.6 59.2 57.4 55.4 57.1 59.5 58.0 61.2
2017 64.7 64.3 60.9 62.5 61.8 59.9 60.6
Source: USDA/NASS Ag Prices publication Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: Sep. 28, 2017
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1002
WTI Spot Oil Price JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 85.21 87.50 90.12 92.28 90.30 87.99 88.87 85.29 85.00 81.39 79.16 76.11 Return to QuickLinks
2016 31.68 30.32 37.55 40.75 46.71 48.76 44.65 44.72 45.18 49.78 45.66 51.97
2017 52.50 53.47 49.33 51.06 48.48 45.18 46.63 48.04
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: mid-Oct. 2017
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/MCOILWTICO.txt
Unemployment Rate JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 Return to QuickLinks
2016 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7
2017 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: early Oct. 2017
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/UNRATE.txt
Trade-weighted Exchange Rate JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 76.914 77.001 77.677 77.186 77.187 77.391 77.905 77.800 78.201 78.286 79.702 80.151 Return to QuickLinks
2016 95.062 92.984 91.389 89.301 89.656 89.511 90.901 89.845 90.099 91.919 93.665 95.426
2017 94.666 93.973 94.490 94.002 93.170 91.767 89.607 88.191
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: early Oct. 2017
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/TWEXMMTH.txt
30-Yr Mortgage Rate JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
  2011-15 average 4.04 4.08 4.09 4.04 4.00 4.08 4.13 4.07 4.03 3.90 3.91 3.92 Return to QuickLinks
2016 3.87 3.66 3.69 3.61 3.60 3.57 3.44 3.44 3.46 3.47 3.77 4.20
2017 4.15 4.17 4.20 4.05 4.01 3.90 3.97 3.88
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Last update: Sep. 19, 2017 New data available: early Oct. 2017
http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/pmms30.html