Blog Banner

Acres of Knowledge

All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Per Acre Non-land Costs of Grain Farms of Different Sizes

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

Considerable interest exists in examining per acre costs for grain farms of different sizes. Herein data from grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are examined to determine per acre costs of farms of different size, breaking down those costs into non-land and land components. Only financial costs are included in this study, opportunity costs for unpaid labor...

Read More >

Risks Faced by Farms with High Cash Rents

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

Risks Faced by Farms with High Cash Rents Generally, farms with more of their acres cash rented at higher cash rent levels will face more downside income risk compared to farms with fewer acres cash rented at lower cash rent levels. As a result, farms with high cash rent levels could face large losses in some future year. This is illustrated by projecting 2013 incomes for farms...

Read More >