Crop Budget

Field under cloudy sky
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)

2024 Nebraska Crop Budgets — A Mixed Review With Some Costs Higher, Some Lower

November 17, 2023
Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst, reviews her projections for cost of crop production in 2024.

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Sprayer in field
The Agricultural Budget Calculator can help producers develop economic and cash enterprise budgets to determine breakeven prices and yields. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)

Using Breakeven Analysis for Better Decisions

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.

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2023 Nebraska Crop Budgets: Estimating Costs, Margins, Yield and Price Breakeven Webinar

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. 

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2023 Nebraska Crop Production Budgets — Higher Costs and Risks

November 30, 2022
Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst, reviews her projections for cost of crop production increases in 2023.

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Tractor in field
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Tracking Your Cost of Production Amid Rising Input Prices

April 25, 2022
Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure reviews the updated Nebraska crop budgets, which now reflect 2022 fuel prices increases and input cost adjustments.

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Significant Changes in Cost of Production for 2022 Crops

February 9, 2022
A review the 2022 crop budgets prepared by crop specialists and extension economists, which highlights factors that influenced this year’s projected production costs.

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2022 Crop Inputs and Cost of Production Workshops

October 26, 2021
In these workshops, extension educators will discuss the forces that are driving input costs and commodity prices, fertilizer recommendations based on soil test results, and preparing cost of production budgets.

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Tractor in field
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2022 Cost of Production Increases, Expected Profit and Navigating a Riskier Financial Environment

October 19, 2021
In this article, UNL professionals discuss the 2022 cropping year by examining increases in input prices, expected profit and risk management.

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