The U.S. Department of Agriculture's prices for wool the week beginning May 10, 2006, can be accessed at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/reports/wool.htm.
Posted prices for ungraded wool (per lb./greasy basis) for the week are: Region 1, $0.24; Region 2, $0.22; and Region 3, $0.20.
The LDP rate for ungraded wool, therefore, has decreased to $0.18 per lb. greasy this week.
These rates are used to determine the loan repayment rates for marketing assistance loans and to calculate loan deficiency payment.