How do you track your crop break-even price?

With lower prices in 2014, but continuing high input prices and land costs, it's more important than ever to track your break-even price. We'd like to know how you keep track of that price. Do you just have a ballpark idea in your head? Do you calculate a whole-farm average? Or do you take it down to the per-bushel, per-field level? Take the poll and let us know. Please leave comments below about how you track your break-even costs. We love to hear from you!

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Anonymous
on Feb 1, 2014

University of Purdue has a cost breakdown that I can manipulate in MS Excel to calculate the cost per acre, adjusting each input factor and variances in price and yields. That way I have a better knowledge of how the fields will be performing in 2014.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2014

I calculate it by overall bushels when harvest is complete to get a even better knowing of what my actual breakeven price is.

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