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See Missouri Crop Budgets (XLSX) for related information.

Ben Brown
Senior Research Associate, Agricultural Business and Policy

Juo-Han Tsay
Assistant Extension Professor, Agricultural Business and Policy


Using this planning budget, corn farmers may estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for dryland corn grain production in northern, central and southwest Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2023. Detailed prices and practices are summarized in Tables 2 and 3. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for Missouri farms. Use the “Your estimate” column to plan your operation’s costs and returns for 2024.


  • Dryland corn
  • Farm budget


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