Winter wheat production budget


A project funded by the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee resulted in a Montana-specific variable cost of production budget for winter wheat.

A condensed version of the budget worksheet can be downloaded here.

A more detailed and adjustable Excel version of the budget can be downloaded here.

A related infographic is below. For questions and comments, please contact Kate Fuller or Anton Bekkerman.

Cost of production infographic

(Photo by ♔ Georgie R is licensed under CC BY 4.0)


About Author

Dr. Anton Bekkerman is a former associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. He currently serves as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Bekkerman's primary areas of research are grain marketing, basis and price forecast modeling, understanding how grain prices are affected by changes in supply chain infrastructures and quality demands, and analyzing the economic trade-offs of adopting alternative dryland cropping systems in Montana. Although Bekkerman grew up on the east coast, he had made a small step toward production agricultural after ranching a flock of six backyard chickens.

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