Farm and Ranch

Irrigation Cost Calculator

Introductory Video

An eight-minute video that demonstrates how to use the Irrigation Cost Calculator

Decision Aid

A Web-Based app for calculating the costs for owning and operation a center pivot system. It has a feature that allows producers sharing a system to determine an equitable distribution of expenses.



Individual crop budgets available for: alfalfa, corn, corn silage, dry beans, grain sorghum, grass, grass hay, oats, pasture, millet, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflowers, wheat, input costs.  Budgets are available in .pdf and Excel formats.

Agriculture's Impact in Nebraska

Study Authors

Bruce Johnson, Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics

Eric Thompson, Director
Bureau of Business Research

Anil Giri, Graduate Student
Department of Agricultural Economics

Nebraska Farm Real Estate

2020 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report

The statewide all-land average value for the year ending Feb. 1, 2020, averaged $2,725 per acre, or about a 3% ($80 per acre) increase to the prior year’s value of $2,645 per acre. This marks the first year-to-year increase since land values in the state peaked at $3,315 per acre in 2014.