Agricultural Budget Calculator
Although field operation costs are projected higher for 2024, some material input costs are lower than were projected for 2023, due in part to fertilizer prices and continued improvement of application practices. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)
November 17, 2023
Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst, reviews her projections for cost of crop production in 2024.
All workshops during Ag SmartMoney Week are free to attend, but registration is encouraged. See details below.
November 2, 2023
The series will include three in-person workshops and seven webinars covering topics related to risk management, estate and transition planning, land leasing and rental rates, human resources and technology.
In addition to equipment and operational costs, the number of acres to be harvested, time, the availability of good custom operators in your area, and harvest efficiency all contribute to making an economic decision on hiring custom work. (Center for Ag photo)
September 22, 2023
A review of custom rates in 2022 and how to use the Ag Budget Calculator to determine what custom operators may be charging this year.
Trends highlighted in USDA NASS's recent Technology Use survey indicate that Nebraska producers are more readily taking advantage of technological advances to improve their farm management skills and processes. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)
August 24, 2023
A recent USDA NASS survey on technology use in agriculture revealed some interesting trends for the industry — in particular, Nebraska's above-average rating on ownership and use of technology.
Glennis McClure, an extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst with the Center for Agricultural Profitability, will facilitate the workshops, which are free to attend and include Q&A sessions for participants. (USDA/Flickr photo)
July 28, 2023
In these workshops, ag finance professionals will guide participants through the process of creating customized crop budgets for owned and rented farms, determining costs on a per-farm or field basis, and more.
Agricultural Budget Calculator can help producers develop economic and cash enterprise budgets to determine breakeven prices and yields. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)
June 30, 2023
Center for Ag Profitability Director Larry Van Tassell explains how to calculate breakeven prices and yields, and how the Agricultural Budget Calculator can help speed the process.
ABC program users can watch for new virtual and in-person training workshops and Q&A sessions to be scheduled on the
May 25, 2023
Producers are encouraged to ask questions about making the best use of the ABC program for their operation and share feedback about the financial management tool during these virtual meetings.
December 14, 2022
Glennis McClure highlights potential uses for the 2023 Nebraska Crop Budgets, and explains how producers and farm managers can create enterprise budgets using the UNL budgets as a guide.