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Conventional Production Practices, Northeastern United States

Below is an index of the conventional crop budgets prepared by NJAES in cooperation with the Northeast Farm Management Committee. You may use these as a reference to calculate your own crop budget. Use the links below to jump to your section of interest.

The costs and returns of production information contained in the budgets is for illustrative purposes only. The appropriate choice of cultural practices and the proper use and application of fertilizers, chemicals, and equipment is the individual growers' responsibility. The trade or brand names given herein are supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended (against similar products not mentioned) and no endorsement by Rutgers University, the Northeast Farm Management Committee or their affiliated institutions is implied.

Field Crops | Fruits | Vegetables | Livestock

Field Crops

  • Table 1: Costs and Returns for Corn for Grain
  • Table 2: Costs and Returns for Corn for Silage
  • Table 3: Costs and Returns for Alfalfa Hay - New Seeding
  • Table 4: Costs and Returns for Alfalfa Hay - Established Stand
  • Table 5: Costs and Returns for Soybeans
  • Table 6: Costs and Returns for White Potato

Fruits

  • Table 7: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples - Land Preparation Year
  • Table 8: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples - Planting Year
  • Table 9: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples - Non Bearing Years, 2 and 3
  • Table 10: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples - Light Fruit Bearing Years, 4-7
  • Table 11: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples - Mature Trees - Years 8-20
  • Table 12: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Peaches - Year of Land Preparation
  • Table 13: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Peaches - Planting Year
  • Table 14: N.A.
  • Table 15: N.A.
  • Table 16: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Peaches - Mature Trees, Years 8 -20
  • Table 17: Costs and Returns for Blueberries - Year of Land Preparation
  • Table 18: Costs and Returns for Blueberries - Planting Year
  • Table 19: Costs and Returns for Blueberries - Non Bearing Year, 2-3
  • Table 20: Costs and Returns for Blueberries - Light Fruit Bearing Years, 4-5
  • Table 21: Costs and Returns for Blueberries - Mature Bushes - Years 6-20
  • Table 22: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, 20-40 Acre Operation, Bog Preparation and Vine Planting
  • Table 23: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, 20-40 Acre Operation, Non-Fruit Bearing Year, 2
  • Table 24: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, 20-40 Acre Operation, Light Fruit Bearing Years, 3-5
  • Table 25: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, 20-40 Acre Operation, Mature Fruit Bearing Years, 6-20

Vegetables

Livestock

  • Table 36: Costs and Returns for Dairy Cow Production Per Cow Plus Replacement - 19,000 Pounds of Milk
  • Table 37: Costs and Returns for Independent Table Egg Layers (108,864 Birds, Cage System, 4-Deck, 6 Rows, 9 Birds/Cage)
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