2014 Nebraska Crop Budgets
 

This publication, Nebraska Crop Budgets 2014 (EC872), includes 66 budgets for 16 crops as well as information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget production cost summary.

This publication was develped and edited by Robert Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist; Roger Wilson, extension farm management/enterprise budget analyst; and Jessica Johnson, agricultural economics extension educator. Contributing to the budgets in their specialty areas were:  Robert Wright, extension entomologist; Tamra Jackson, Loren Giesler, and Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologists; Lowell Sandell, weed science extension educator; Robert Wilson, weed management specialist; Gary Hergert, Soil and Nutrition Management Specialist; and James Schild, extension educator in Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties.

Note: These budget projections were created using assumptions thought to be valid for many producers in Nebraska; however, each farming operation is unique. These budgets are being released in both pdf and worksheet formats. The worksheet format allows producers to modify them to match their specific situation. The danger of releasing a tool that can subsequently be modified is that there is no way to verify whether alterations were made or unrealistic data was entered. Users of this tool are responsible for independently verifying all results prior to relying on them. 

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EC872 2014 Nebraska Crop Budgets (entire report)
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     Table 1. Power Unit Cost Data Used for 2014 Budgets
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     Table 2. Machinery Cost Data Used for 2014 Budgets
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     Table 3. Material Prices Used for 2014 Budgets
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     Table 4. Conversion of Diesel to Electricity, Propane, Gasoline, and Natural Gas
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     Table 5. Table for Adjusting the Amount of Diesel Fuel Required for Center Pivots for Lifts and Pressures Other than the 125 Feet of Lift and 35 psi Used in the Budgets
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ALFALFA
      1. Alfalfa, Fall Establishment, Dryland
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      2. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready® No-Till, Fall Establishment, Dryland
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      3. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Fall Establishment, Dryland
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      4. Alfalfa, Establish Spring Seed with Herbicides, Dryland
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      5. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Establish Spring Seed, Dryland
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      6. Alfalfa, Establish Spring Seed with Herbicides, Pivot Irrigated
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      7. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Establish Spring Seed, Pivot Irrigated
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      8. Alfalfa, Fall Seeded with Subsequent Year Production, Gravity Irrigated, Canal
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      9. Alfalfa, Large Round Bale, Dryland
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      10. Alfalfa, Large and Small Square Bale, Pivot Irrigated
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      11. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Large and Small Square Bales, Pivot Irrigated
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      12. Alfalfa, Large and Small Square Bales, Pivot Irrigated
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      13. Alfalfa, Large Square Bale, Canal Irrigated
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      14. Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Large Square Bale, Canal Irrigated
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CORN
      15. Corn, Conventional Tillage, Continuous, 90 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      16. Corn, No-till, Bt, ECB, RW and RR2 Continuous, 125 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      17. Corn, No-till, SmartStax RIB Complete, Continuous, 130 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      18. Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB After SoyBean, 135 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      19. EcoFallow Corn, Follows Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, RR2 and Bt ECB, 125 bu Yield Goal,
    Dryland
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      20. Corn, Ridge-Till, Bt, ECB and RW, Continuous, 230 bu Yield Goal, Gravity Irrigated
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      21. Corn, Ridge-Till, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Gravity Irrigated
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      22. Corn, Continuous, SmartStax RIB Complete, 190 bu Yield Goal, Canal Irrigated
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      23. Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB and RW, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      24. Corn, No-Till, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 250 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      25. Corn, Bt ECB and RW, Continuous, 230 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      26. Corn, SmartStax RIB Complete, 190 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      27. Corn, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      28. Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB, after Beans, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      29. Corn Silage, No-Till following Corn, Pivot Irrigated
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DRY BEANS
      30. Dry Beans, Reduced Till with Wheat Cover Crop after Harvest, Pivot Irrigated
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      31. Dry Beans, Conventional Tillage, Canal Irrigated
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      32. Dry Beans, Conventional Tillage Using Pumped Water, Pivot Irrigated
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GRAIN SORGHUM
      33. Grain Sorghum, Conventional Tillage, 105 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      34. Grain Sorghum, No-Till, 125 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      35. Grain Sorghum, Ecofallow, After Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, 115 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      36. Grain Sorghum, No-till, Limited Irrigation, 165 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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GRASS
      37. Grass, Fall Establishment, Pivot Irrigated, 800 GMP 35 PSI
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      38. Grass Hay, Large Round, Dryland
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MILLET
      39. Millet, Stubble Mulch Fallow, Followed by Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, 22 cwt yld goal, Dryland
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      40. Millet, No-Till, Dryland
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OATS
      41. Oats, No-Till, 90 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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PASTURES
      42. Pasture, Grazing, Pivot Irrigated
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PEAS
      43. Peas, No-Till, Dryland
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MILLET, SORGHUM/SUDAN
      44. Sorghum-Sudan, Annually Planted, Large Round Bale, Dryland
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SOYBEANS
      45. Soybeans, Tilled seed bed, Roundup Ready®, Dryland
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      46. Soybeans, No-Till, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Dryland
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      47. Soybeans, No-Till, Roundup Ready® Continuous, Dryland
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      48. Soybeans, Tilled seedbed, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated
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      49. Soybeans, Ridge-Till, RR after RR Corn, Gravity Irrigated
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      50. Soybeans, No-Till 15-inch Row, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated
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      51. Soybeans Roundup Ready®, No-Till Narrow Row, Continuous, Pivot Irrigated
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      52. Soybeans, No-Till Drilled 7.5-inch rows, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated
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SUGAR BEETS
      53. Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, One Pass Zone-Tillage, Canal Irrigated
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      54. Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, Conventional Tillage, Gravity Irrigated, Canal
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      55. Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, One Pass Zone-Tillage, Pivot Irrigated
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      56. Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, Conventional Tillage, Pivot Irrigated
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SUNFLOWER
      57. Sunflower, No-Till, Following Corn or Grain Sorghum, Dryland
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      58. Sunflower, Ecofallow, after Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, Dryland
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      59. Sunflower, No-Till, Pivot Irrigated
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WHEAT
      60. Wheat, No-Till after Row Crop, 50 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      61. Wheat, No-Till Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 60 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      62. Wheat, Stubble Mulch Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 55 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      63. Wheat, Clean Till Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 50 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      64. Wheat, No-Till Wheat before Corn, Two Crops in Three Years, 65 bu Yield Goal, Dryland
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      65. Wheat, No-Till after Beans, 100 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated
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      66. Wheat, No-Till, in Rotation, Pivot Irrigated
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