Nebraska Crop Budgets

2016

Roger Wilson, Nebraska Extension farm management/enterprise budget analyst and co-editor of the Crop Budgets, guides you through how to customize these worksheets for your farm operation.

The 2016 Nebraska Crop Budgets include 73 crop production budgets for 15 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 year's guide includes four new budgets for dryland corn production in eastern Nebraska. The break-even prices for 2016 are lower than they were in 2015 for every budget.

Crop production budgets are grouped by crop and provided below in two formats: PDF and an editable Excel that allows you to customize this for your operation. A Nebraska Extension publication, 2016 Nebraska Crop Budgets includes all the budgets in a print format with a discussion of how they were developed.

For a discussion of what contributed to the lower break-even points and how these numbers differ from last year's numbers, see the Jan. 14, 2016 Cornhusker Economics by Roger Wilson, co-author of the budgets and extension farm management/enterprise budget analyst.

These budgets were developed and edited by Robert Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist; Roger Wilson, extension farm management/enterprise budget analyst; Jessica Johnson, agricultural economics extension educator; and Jim Jansen, extension educator — agricultural economics. Contributing to the budgets in their specialty areas were: Robert Wright, extension entomologist; Tamra Jackson, Loren Giesler, and Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologists; Paul Jasa, extension engineer; 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 Adobe PDF and Excel 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.

2016 Nebraska Crop Budgets

(Budgets are grouped by crop and include multiple files.)
Cropping SystemPDF FormatExcel Format
Alfalfa Establishment pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa Production pdf logo excel logo
Corn Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Corn Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Cover Crops pdf logo excel logo
Dry Beans pdf logo excel logo
Grain Sorghum pdf logo excel logo
Miscellaneous Crops pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans pdf logo excel logo
Sugarbeet pdf logo excel logo
Sunflower pdf logo excel logo
Wheat pdf logo excel logo

Tables of power, machinery, labor,
and input costs used to develop these budgets

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2015 Nebraska Crop Budgets

The 2015 Nebraska Crop Budgets include 69 crop production budgets for 15 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 developed 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; Paul Jasa, extension engineer; Robert Wilson, weed management specialist; Gary Hergert, Soil and Nutrition Management Specialist; and James Schild, extension educator in Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties.

UNL Crop Production Budgets
  Download 2015 Budgets
EC872 Nebraska Crop Budgets (entire report)
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Table 1. Power Unit Cost Data Used for 2014 Budgets pdf logo  
 
Table 2. Machinery Cost Data Used for 2014 Budgets pdf logo  
 
Table 3. Material Prices Used for 2014 Budgets pdf logo  
 
Table 4. Conversion of Diesel to Electricity, Propane, Gasoline, and Natural Gas pdf logo  
 
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 pdf logo  
 
ALFALFA
Alfalfa, Fall Establishment, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready® No-Till, Fall Establishment, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Fall Establishment, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Establish Spring Seed with Herbicides, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Establish Spring Seed, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Establish Spring Seed with Herbicides, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Establish Spring Seed, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Fall Seeded with Subsequent Year Production, Gravity Irrigated, Canal pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Large Round Bale, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Large and Small Square Bale, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Large and Small Square Bales, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Large and Small Square Bales, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Large Square Bale, Canal Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Alfalfa, Roundup Ready®, Large Square Bale, Canal Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
CORN
Corn, Conventional Tillage, Continuous, 90 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-till, Bt, ECB, RW and RR2 Continuous, 125 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-till, SmartStax RIB Complete, Continuous, 130 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB After Soybean, 135 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
EcoFallow Corn, Follows Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, RR2 and Bt ECB, 125 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Corn, Ridge-Till, Bt, ECB and RW, Continuous, 230 bu Yield Goal, Gravity Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, Ridge-Till, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Gravity Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, Continuous, SmartStax RIB Complete, 190 bu Yield Goal, Canal Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB and RW, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-Till, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 250 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated excel logo
Corn, Bt ECB and RW, Continuous, 230 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo
Corn, SmartStax RIB Complete, 190 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, SmartStax, RIB Complete, Continuous, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Corn, No-Till, Bt ECB, after Beans, 240 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo
Corn Silage, No-Till following Corn, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo
DRY BEANS
Dry Beans, Reduced Till with Wheat Cover Crop after Harvest, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Dry Beans, Conventional Tillage, Canal Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Dry Beans, Conventional Tillage Using Pumped Water, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Dry Beans, Direct Harvest, Conventional Tillage using Pumped Water, Pivot Irrigated (new in 2015) >pdf logo excel logo    
GRAIN SORGHUM
Grain Sorghum, Conventional Tillage, 105 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Grain Sorghum, No-Till, 125 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Grain Sorghum, Ecofallow, After Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, 115 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Grain Sorghum, No-till, Limited Irrigation, 165 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
GRASS
Grass, Fall Establishment, Pivot Irrigated, 800 GMP 35 PSI pdf logo excel logo
Grass Hay, Large Round, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
MILLET
Millet, Stubble Mulch Fallow, Followed by Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, 22 cwt yld goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Millet, No-Till, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
OATS
Oats, No-Till, 90 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
PASTURES
Pasture, Grazing, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
PEAS
Peas, No-Till, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
SORGHUM-SUDAN
Sorghum-Sudan, Annually Planted, Large Round Bale, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
SOYBEANS
Soybeans, Tilled seed bed, Roundup Ready®, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, No-Till, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, No-Till, Roundup Ready® Continuous, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, Tilled seedbed, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, Ridge-Till, RR after RR Corn, Gravity Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, No-Till 15-inch Row, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans Roundup Ready®, No-Till Narrow Row, Continuous, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Soybeans, No-Till Drilled 7.5-inch rows, Roundup Ready® after Corn, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
SUGARBEETS
Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, One Pass Zone-Tillage, Canal Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, Conventional Tillage, Gravity Irrigated, Canal pdf logo excel logo
Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, One Pass Zone-Tillage, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Sugarbeet Roundup Ready®, Conventional Tillage, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
SUNFLOWERS
Sunflower, No-Till, Following Corn or Grain Sorghum, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Sunflower, Ecofallow, after Wheat, Two Crops in Three Years, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Sunflower, No-Till, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
WHEAT
Wheat, No-Till after Row Crop, 50 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, No-Till Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 60 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, Stubble Mulch Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 55 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, Clean Till Fallow, One Crop in Two Years, 50 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, No-Till Wheat before Corn, Two Crops in Three Years, 65 bu Yield Goal, Dryland pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, No-Till after Beans, 100 bu Yield Goal, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
Wheat, No-Till, in Rotation, Pivot Irrigated pdf logo excel logo
COVER CROPS
Cover Crop, Conventional Tillage, Dryland (New in 2015) pdf logo excel logo    
Cover Crop, No-Till, Dryland (New in 2015) pdf logo excel logo