Opportunity for Montana farmers to benefit from growing alternative crops in diverse rotations appears likely to continue in 2013.
To assist farmers considering planting options and diverse rotations, the department has created spreadsheets that allow farmers to compare the relative profitability of numerous crops and up to eight crop rotations.
Spreadsheets in Excel format are provided to model dryland and irrigated production.
Regional spreadsheets provide a models for dryland crop production (North Central Montana, Central Montana, and Northeastern Montana) and irrigated production (North Central Montana and the Lower Missouri Valley / Yellowstone Valley regions). All models utilize projected 2013 crop prices and input prices.
Use link in left navigation for models (instructional guide and interactive spreadsheets).
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2402
Fax: (406) 444-9442
Published: Thu May 19 10:35:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Thu Mar 07 11:28:10 MST 2013