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Table 2

 

Income from Alternative Cropping Systems in Southeastern Montana and Southwestern North Dakota (Winter Wheat 32 Bushels)

Spring Wheat, Alternative Crops
  Spring Wheat Alternative Crops
Safflower Yellow Mustard Lentils Winter Peas Flax
Yield

19

650

300 1.5 1000 17
Price $3.75 $0.15

$0.15

$75.00

$0.20

$8.00

Total Income $71.25 $97.50 $45.00

$112.50

$200.00 $136.00
Operating Costs $45.46 $39.50 $20.78 $51.04 $34.04 $15.92
Ownership Costs $5.77 $6.63 $6.63 $4.91 $4.91 $4.91
Returns over Operating Costs $25.79 $58.00 $24.22 $61.46 $165.96 $120.08
Returns over Total Cost $20.02 $51.37 $17.59 $56.55 $161.05 $115.17
Acres each Crop 750 150 150 150 150 150
Total Income from Crop $15,015 $7,706 $2,639 $8,483 $24,158 $17,276

Total Income from Farm: $75,275


Winter Wheat, Barley, Fallow
  Winter Wheat Barley Fallow
Yield

32

38

0
Price $3.00 $1.80

0

Total Income $96.00 $68.40 -
Operating Costs $33.17 $47.96 $8.27
Ownership Costs $7.60 $5.39 $3.54
Returns over Operating Costs $62.83 $20.44 $(8.27)
Returns over Total Cost $55.23 $15.05 $(11.81)
Acres each Crop 700 100 700
Total Income from Crop $38,661 $1,505 $(8,267)

Total Income from Farm: $31,899


Winter Wheat, Spring Wheat, Fallow
  Winter Wheat Spring Wheat Fallow
Yield

32

19

0
Price $3.00 $3.75

0

Total Income $96.00 $71.25 -
Operating Costs $32.55 $44.94 $8.52
Ownership Costs $6.78 $5.87 $4.18
Returns over Operating Costs $63.45 $26.31 $(8.52)
Returns over Total Cost $56.67 $20.44 $(12.70)
Acres each Crop 500 500 500
Total Income from Crop $28,335 $10,220 $(6,350)

Total Income from Farm: $32,205


Winter Wheat, Fallow
  Winter Wheat Fallow
Yield

32

0
Price $3.00

0

Total Income $96.00 -
Operating Costs $33.16 $8.30
Ownership Costs $7.66 $3.46
Returns over Operating Costs $62.84 $(8.30)
Returns over Total Cost $55.18 $(11.76)
Acres each Crop 750 750
Total Income from Crop $41,385 $(8,820)

Total Income from Farm: $32,565