costs of production Publications

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  • August 17, 2017
  • Comparing Economies of Size: Milk vs. Field Crops Carl Zulauf
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  • July 27, 2017
  • Higher Wages Don't Always Mean a Higher Standard of Living: Rural Cost-of-Living and Farmworker Wages Travis Grout and Jennifer Ifft
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  • June 16, 2017
  • What is the Impact of Power and Equipment Costs on Illinois Grain Farms? Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling
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  • June 15, 2017
  • State Labor Regulations and Labor-Intensive Agriculture Jennifer Ifft and Travis Grout
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  • May 12, 2017
  • Cattle Finishing Net Returns in 2017 - A Bit Different from a Year Ago Michael Langemeier
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  • April 21, 2017
  • Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois -- 2016 Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling
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  • March 3, 2017
  • Net Return Prospects for Cattle Finishing in 2017 Michael Langemeier
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  • February 3, 2017
  • Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2017 Michael Langemeier
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  • December 16, 2016
  • Costs and Returns for Illinois Beef Producers in 2015 Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • September 29, 2016
  • Comparing Input Price Changes during Multiple Year Declines: Rent as an Outlier in the Current Decline Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 23, 2016
  • International Benchmarks for Wheat Production Michael Langemeier and Elizabeth Yeager
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  • September 16, 2016
  • Net Farm Income Trends Bradley Zwilling, Dwight Raab, and Brandy Krapf
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  • September 9, 2016
  • International Benchmarks for Soybean Production Michael Langemeier
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  • September 8, 2016
  • Negative Economic Profit Margins for Dairy Producers in 2015, Likely to Continue Negative Trend in 2016 Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • September 2, 2016
  • International Benchmarks for Corn Production Michael Langemeier
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  • April 15, 2016
  • Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois--2015 Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab and Bradley Zwilling
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  • March 15, 2016
  • Soybean Planting Decision in 2016: Are Soybeans-After-Soybeans Profitable? Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 15, 2016
  • Managing on Thinner Margins Brad Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • December 17, 2015
  • Profit Margins for Dairy Producers Turn Positive in 2014, Likely to Return to Negative Trend in 2015 Brad Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight D. Raab
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  • December 15, 2015
  • Current Fertilizer Prices and Projected 2016 Fertilizer Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • December 4, 2015
  • International Benchmarks for Soybean Production Michael Langemeier and Elizabeth Lunik
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  • November 17, 2015
  • Corn Seed Costs from 1995 to 2014 Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 6, 2015
  • International Benchmarks for Corn Production Michael Langemeier and Elizabeth Lunik
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  • October 21, 2015
  • Using Enterprise Budgets to Compute Crop Breakeven Prices Michael Langemeier
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  • October 1, 2015
  • Per Acre Net Cash Return to U.S. Corn and Soybeans since 1975: Part I Carl Zulauf
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  • September 1, 2015
  • Cutting $100 per Acre in Costs for Corn and Soybeans Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 11, 2015
  • Magnitude of Needed Decreases in 2016 Cash Rents Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 4, 2015
  • Cost Cutting for 2016: Budgeting for $4 Corn and $9.25 Soybeans Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 7, 2015
  • Projected 2016 Crop Returns: Continuing Need to Adjust to Lower Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 19, 2015
  • Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois - 2014 Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling
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  • May 5, 2015
  • Diesel Fuel Prices and Fuel Costs on Illinois Farms Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 17, 2015
  • Costs and Returns for Illinois Beef Producers in 2013 Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • January 23, 2015
  • More on 'Is Bigger...Better' Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • December 19, 2014
  • Profit Margins for Dairy Producers Continue Negative Trend in 2013, Likely to Turn Positive in 2014 Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf and Dwight Raab
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  • November 14, 2014
  • U.S. Farm Input Price Dynamics, 1981-2013 Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig
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  • November 11, 2014
  • Lower Fuel Prices Unlikely to have Large Impact on Non-Land Corn and Soybean Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 7, 2014
  • Crop Insurance Revenue Guarantees Likely Lower in 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 24, 2014
  • Cash Deficits Projected for Corn in 2014 and 2015 Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 9, 2014
  • Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices and 2015 Planting Decisions Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 23, 2014
  • Revisions to the 2014 Crop Budgets Indicate Need to Conserve Cash Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 16, 2014
  • Will Non-Land Costs Decrease in 2015? Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 18, 2014
  • Bigger Is Better? Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab and Bradley Zwilling
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  • July 8, 2014
  • Release of 2015 Crop Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 1, 2014
  • Corn and Soybeans in 2013 and 2014: Release of 2013 Costs and Reassessment of 2014 Returns Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 3, 2014
  • Non-Land Costs for Corn Increased in 2013 Gary Schnitkey
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  • May 1, 2014
  • 2014 Farm Bill: The Margin Protection Program Dashboard MPP-Dairy John Newton
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  • April 18, 2014
  • Is There An Advantage To More Corn Acres in Your Rotation? Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
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  • March 21, 2014
  • Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois-2013 Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling
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  • February 4, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Direct Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • January 28, 2014
  • Controlling Costs with Lower Crop Revenues: Fertilizer Costs Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 12, 2013
  • Break-Even Soybean Prices: History and Projections Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 5, 2013
  • Break-Even Corn Prices: History and Projections Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 27, 2013
  • Wheat Returns on Southern Illinois Farms Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 6, 2013
  • Fertilizer Costs Move Down Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 30, 2013
  • 2014 Crop Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • June 13, 2013
  • Release of Revenue and Costs for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Double-Crop Soybeans Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 19, 2013
  • More Corn...More Profit??? Bradley L. Zwilling and Dwight D. Raab
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  • December 18, 2012
  • Per Acre Non-land Costs of Grain Farms of Different Sizes Gary Schnitkey
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  • October 30, 2012
  • Current Fertilizer Prices, Natural Gas, and Longer-Run Supply Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 18, 2012
  • Wheat in 2013? Gary Schnitkey
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  • August 21, 2012
  • Projected 2013 Corn and Soybean Budgets Gary Schnitkey
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  • April 20, 2012
  • Covering Your Costs - Part 2 Dwight D. Raab
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  • March 27, 2012
  • Projected Corn-Soybean Returns Do Not Suggest Shift to Corn in Illinois: An Application of the Planting Decision Model Gary Schnitkey
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  • November 1, 2011
  • Break-Even Corn-After-Corn Yields and Yield Drags Gary Schnitkey
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  • September 15, 2011
  • Considering a Variable Cash Lease for 2012 Nick Paulson
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  • August 2, 2011
  • Wheat/Double-Crop Soybeans Competitive in Southern Illinois for 2012 Gary Schnitkey
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  • July 14, 2011
  • Forward Contract Delivery Prices Point to Higher 2012 Fertilizer Costs for Corn Gary Schnitkey
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  • March 25, 2011
  • Corn Profitability Higher than Soybean Profitability in the Corn-belt: Will Corn Acres Increase? Gary Schnitkey