The 2019 Nebraska Crop Budgets include 78 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.

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 discussion of how these budgets were developed is included in the introduction.

These budgets were developed and edited by Robert Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist; Glennis McClure, extension educator - agricultural economics; and Roger Wilson, farm management/enterprise budget analyst, retired. Contributing to the budgets in their specialty areas were: Robert Wright, extension entomologist; Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Loren Giesler, and Stephen Wegulo, extension plant pathologists; Paul Jasa, extension engineer; Jessica Groskopf, Jim Jansen, and Robert Tigner, extension educators for agricultural economics; and Chris Proctor, extension educator for weed management.

"These budgets usually reflect the low one-third in cost per unit of production. For most producers this is a good cost to use for comparison and identify where they may be able to lower costs," said Klein.

"For example, if your machinery costs are a lot higher than we have in the budgets, you may want to examine ways to reduce the expense by doing custom work or selling some machinery and hiring custom work for that operation."

Note: The 2019 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.

2019 Nebraska Crop Budgets

2019 Nebraska Crop Budgets (EC872), all the crop budgets in one document (PDF format)

2019 Nebraska Crop Budgets (EC872), Excel format

Introduction includes how the budgets were developed and the tables of power, machinery, labor, and input costs used in the 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
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2018 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

pdf logo

2017 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

pdf logo

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

pdf logo

Previous Crop Budgets

Published as Nebraska Extension EC872

2009 Nebraska Crop Budgets
2010 Nebraska Crop Budgets
2011 Nebraska Crop Budgets
2012 Nebraska Crop Budgets
2013 Nebraska Crop Budgets
2014 Nebraska Crop Budgets